Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members

Kiss at Hellfest in Clisson, France, 2013. Photo by Llann We, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – It won’t be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock ‘n’ roll with the band one last time.

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Julien’s Auctions to sell Hugh Hefner property Nov. 30-Dec. 1

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LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will sell property from the collection of Playboy founder and publisher Hugh M. Hefner on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

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‘Doorstop’ turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

The meteorite discovered in Michigan is larger than a coffee mug. Image courtesy of Central Michigan University Communications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan man recently learned that a rock he’s been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000.

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Julien’s Auctions to sell songwriter Bernie Taupin’s collection

Taupin’s ‘Rocket Man’ lyrics, his songwriting chair and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ gold record. Julien’s images

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions salutes one of the greatest songwriters of all time with the Personal Property of Bernie Taupin to be sold Nov. 9 live at Hard Rock Café in New York. This spotlight music artist auction event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bernie Taupin’s writing partnership with pop culture icon Sir Elton John, whose fabled collaboration produced some of music’s greatest hits of all, earning more than 30 gold and platinum albums together, 40 top 10 hit records and worldwide renown as one of pop music’s greatest songwriting duos.

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Hulk-size cache of lunchboxes to sell at Main Auction Galleries Sept. 30

‘Incredible Hulk’ vintage lunchbox by Aladdin. Main Auction Galleries image

CINCINNATI (AP) – Look, up on the shelf! It’s Superman. There’s the king of the wild frontier himself, Davy Crockett. And over in that case is Davy Crockett again, except this time he’s Daniel Boone (we’ll explain later). And aaaaay! It’s The Fonz and the whole Happy Days family!

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Apple-1 computer built in 1970s auctioned for $375,000

1970s Apple-1 computer auctioned for $375,000. Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

BOSTON (AP) – A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000.

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Marilyn Monroe’s ’56 T-Bird to make auction debut at Julien’s, Nov. 17

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird, to be auctioned Nov. 17, 2018 by Julien’s. Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

LOS ANGELES – A stunning Ford Thunderbird owned by Marilyn Monroe from 1955 to 1962 will be sold by Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house, as part of their annual blockbuster event ICONS & IDOLS: HOLLYWOOD to take place on November 17, 2018, live in Los Angeles and online through It is estimated that it will sell for $300,000-$500,000.
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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 flown Purdue flag going up for bid

Purdue University has produced 23 astronauts including Neil Armstrong, who took this flag on the Apollo 11 mission. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Orlando Itin has been here before – as recently as last spring, actually – thumbing through an auction catalog, spotting a priceless piece of Purdue University memorabilia and knowing one thing.

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Pinball, Tickle Me Elmo among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

The Who’s album ‘Tommy’ inspired this 1975 Bally pinball machine called Wizard. Images of Roger Daltry and Ann-Margaret, who both starred in the movie version of the rock opera, are pictured on the backboard. Heritage Auctions estimates it will sell for $4,000-$6,000 at a July 29 auction. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

The Who’s album and rock opera ‘Tommy’ inspired this 1975 Bally pinball machine called ‘Wizard.’ Images of Roger Daltry and Ann-Margaret, who co-starred in the movie version, are depicted on the backboard. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – This may be the year that chalk makes its mark on the National Toy Hall of Fame, or American Girl outmuscles He-Man for a place of honor.

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Aretha Franklin dresses, hats to be auctioned in November

Aretha Franklin famously sang at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. Her fashionable designer hat (not part of the auction) caused a sensation. Photo: Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin will be auctioned on November 10, 2018 at The Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

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