Historic pair of game-worn Lionel Messi boots, which sold for $173,000 at Christie’s

Christie’s sells Lionel Messi’s historic game-worn boots for $173K

Historic pair of game-worn Lionel Messi boots, which sold for $173,000 at Christie’s

Historic pair of game-worn Lionel Messi boots, which sold for $173,000 at Christie’s

LONDON – Lionel Messi’s adidas record goal-scoring boots sold at Christie’s for £125,000, or more than $173,000, with proceeds benefitting the Arts and Health Project of the Vall Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona.

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Roger Federer playing at the 2018 US Open. Christie's will auction Federer's personal memorabilia in two benefit auctions this summer.

Roger Federer offers personal memorabilia in benefit auctions at Christie’s

 Roger Federer US Open, 2018, day 6

Roger Federer playing at the 2018 US Open. Christie’s will auction Federer’s personal memorabilia in two benefit auctions this summer. Image Copyright Tim Clayton / Corbis Sport / Getty Images

LONDON – Christie’s announces two unique collection sales to take place this summer. “The Roger Federer Collection — Sold to Benefit The RF Foundation — The Live Auction” is scheduled for June 23 at Christie’s London, and “The Roger Federer Collection – Sold to Benefit The RF Foundation – The Online Auction” will be held from June 23 to July 13-14, closing lot by lot during the two July days. Both sales comprise Roger Federer’s personal sporting memorabilia, collected over the duration of his professional tennis career. The lots offered recognize and celebrate the sporting success of Roger Federer, and the auctions will raise funds specifically for The Roger Federer Foundation.

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Sotheby’s set a new world record for sneakers by selling a Kanye West-worn 2008 prototype pair for $1.8m.

Sotheby’s sets world record for sneakers with $1.8M private sale

Sotheby’s set a new world record for sneakers by selling a Kanye West-worn 2008 prototype pair for $1.8m.

Sotheby’s set a new world record for sneakers by privately selling a 2008 prototype pair worn by Kanye West for $1.8M.

NEW YORK – Marking a new world record for a pair of sneakers ever sold, Sotheby’s announces that sneaker investing platform RARES has acquired the Kanye West “Grammy Worn” Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes from 2008 for a record-breaking $1.8 million via private sale. The price sets a new milestone for a publicly recorded sneaker sale, exceeding the current auction record for sneakers by almost three times. It also establishes the Yeezy 1 Prototypes as the most valuable sneakers ever and the first recorded sneaker sale for more than $1 million.

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Auction brings Hall of Famer Ted Williams to NFT market

One of nine Ted Williams baseball cards, rendered by Andre Maciel, aka ‘Black Madre’, to be auctioned as NFTs (non-fungible tokens).

One of nine Ted Williams baseball cards, rendered by Andre Maciel, aka ‘Black Madre,’ to be auctioned as NFTs (non-fungible tokens).

BOSTON (AP) – Teddy Ballgame is about to become Teddy Blockchain. Hall of Famer Ted Williams is coming to the digital memorabilia market with a release of nine different cards that follow the No. 9’s career from skinny rookie to Cooperstown inductee. The collectors’ items offered by Williams’ daughter are hand drawn by Brazilian illustrator Andre Maciel, known as Black Madre, who created the non-fungible tokens for football star Rob Gronkowski that sold out last month for $1.6 million.

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A copy of ‘Action Comics 1’ sold privately for $3.25 million, a new record

Superman comic sells privately for record $3.25M

A copy of ‘Action Comics 1’ sold privately for $3.25 million, a new record

A copy of ‘Action Comics’ No 1 has sold privately for $3.25 million, a new world record for a private sale of the title. Image courtesy of ComicConnect.com

NEW YORK (AP) – One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price.

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Collection of flea circus props and memorabilia from Professor Len Tomlin's Flea Circus, aka ‘The Smallest Show On Earth'

Sworders ventures ‘out of the ordinary’ with flea circus props, April 13-14

Collection of flea circus props and memorabilia from Professor Len Tomlin's Flea Circus, aka ‘The Smallest Show On Earth'

Collection of flea circus props and memorabilia from Professor Len Tomlin’s Flea Circus, aka ‘The Smallest Show On Earth’

STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, England – The Out of the Ordinary auction at Sworders on April 13-14 is its largest to date, numbering close to 600 lots. The sale brings together the weird and the wonderful, from an original Dalek from the Doctor Who television series to a sword presented by Catherine the Great to a cossack who helped put down a rebellion to ‘the Smallest Show On Earth’ –the UK’s last surviving flea circus.

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Heritage sets new world auction record for any video game

A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ made history at Heritage Auctions on April 2 when it sold for $660,000 and a new world auction record for a video game. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – The finest known copy of the oldest sealed hangtab Super Mario Bros. smashed the previous record for the most ever paid for a video game when it sold on April 2 for $660,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction.

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Tom Brady rookie football card scores $2.25M at auction

Tom Brady rookie card that was sold by Lelands for a record-setting $2.25 million. Image courtesy of Lelands

NEW YORK (AP) – Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT, not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A Brady rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million.

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A mixed set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls. Image courtesy Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists and Live Auctioneers.

Pyrex and Pink Daisies: Midcentury cookware is fab again

A mixed set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls. Image courtesy Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists and Live Auctioneers.

A mixed set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls. Image courtesy Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists and Live Auctioneers

NEW YORK – If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes.

Vintage kitchenware is back in style — pieces from the mid-20th century painted with flowers, bright colors, and specific functions, such as bracketed chip and dip bowls or four-piece refrigerator storage sets.

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Video: Enjoy Bertoia’s preview of the Schroeder toy and bank collection

In a newly released video, Jeanne Bertoia discusses a Francis, Field & Francis early American tin toy from the Aaron and Abby Schroeder collection. Courtesy of Bertoia Auctions

VINELAND, N.J. – On Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, Bertoia Auctions will present Part I of the legendary Aaron and Abby Schroeder antique toy and bank collection, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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