Snow White’s Cottage for Sale, Family of Mammoths Heads to Auction, And More Fresh News

The Washington state residence designed to replicate Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ cottage. Image:


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • A Washington state residence that was constructed to replicate Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ enchanted cottage is on the market for $775K. Inside and out, it’s like a scene straight out of Grimms’ Fairy Tales – but sorry, no Magic Mirror. [Read more from]
  • A family of mammoths discovered buried together in Siberia will be auctioned as a single lot in a November auction. This is the first time such a family – an adult male, female, and two young mammoths (ages 9 and 1) – has ever been sold as a group. [Read more from BBC]
  • Three microphones used to record Nirvana’s final album, In Utero, will be auctioned later this month. “They’re irreplaceable. They stopped being microphones and now they’re artifacts,” said the album’s producer, Steve Albini. [Read more from Rolling Stone]
  • No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among the finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Also in the running this year are the board games Risk and Clue, the Magic 8 Ball, Matchbox cars, and 8 other 20th-century classics. [Read more from CBS News]

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