Jan. 16 auction features items signed by Lincoln, Hemingway, Beatles

Abraham Lincoln signed carte de visite, PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded Gem Mint 10, after an Alexander Gardner portrait, signed by Lincoln circa August 1864 (est. $50,000-$100,000)

WESTPORT, Conn. – A book and a carte de visite photograph both signed by Abraham Lincoln, a matador outfit owned by Ernest Hemingway and later gifted to his best friend and biographer A.E. Hotchner, and a Second Congress document signed by Thomas Jefferson are just a few of the expected top lots in University Archives’ next big auction, slated for Thursday, January 16. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Hundreds of rare coins set auction records in 2019

1885 Trade Dollar Proof (obverse view), graded NGC PF 66. Sold by Heritage Auctions on Jan. 10, 2019 for $3,960,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

TEMECULA, Calif. – The emphasis in the United States rare coin market in 2019 was again on superb quality and exceptional rarity with hundreds of record prices reached at major public auctions, according to a year-end tabulation by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers.

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Monument to ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ captain set for May debut

Screenshot of Star Trek: Voyager character Kathryn Janeway from the episode “Prophecy.” Fair use of low-resolution copyrighted image used for identification of, and commentary about, the fictional character “Kathryn Janeway”

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Captain Kathryn Janeway is coming home. A group working to create a monument to the lead character in “Star Trek: Voyager” has met its crowdfunding campaign goal of $12,500. The Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective will receive matching funds from the Indiana Housing & Community Development. That gives them enough to build it.

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New record store openings support solid trend for vinyl

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, MCA, eight LP discs in original purple velvet covered box with 40-page booklet. Jasper52 image

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Despite constant innovations in music streaming, vinyl records have shown real staying power over the years. Through the eras of Napster, iTunes and Spotify, older generations helped keep vinyl alive, and millennials are discovering the joy of endlessly sifting through records at a store and the experience of finding sounds of a different era.

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