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Media shakeup: Greece raises €246m with sale of four TV licences

The winners have been announced in the great Greek TV sell-off, with four companies winning bids for television channels in an unprecedented auction.

The winners have been announced in the great Greek TV sell-off, with four companies winning bids for television channels in an unprecedented auction.

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Items from Muhammad Ali's life to be auctioned

Nearly 80 items closely linked to the life of Muhammad Ali who died earlier this year are being auctioned.

Nearly 80 items closely linked to the life of Muhammad Ali who died earlier this year are being auctioned.

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Pele collection to go under the hammer

Pele’s footballing life is to go under the hammer next week at an auction in London.

Pele’s footballing life is to go under the hammer next week at an auction in London.

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World Cup winner Pele to auction football memorabilia

Football legend and three times World Cup winner Pele is to part with his collection of sporting and cultural memorabilia which will go under the hammer in London in…

Football legend and three times World Cup winner Pele is to part with his collection of sporting and cultural memorabilia which will go under the hammer in London in…

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US: Bidding for Zimmerman gun tops 57 million euros

Bidding in an online auction for the gun used to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in the US in 2012 has topped 57 million euros. But the amount

Bidding in an online auction for the gun used to kill unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in the US in 2012 has topped 57 million euros. But the amount

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End of May Hong Kong sale to feature world's biggest green diamond

Auction house Christies say they are selling the world’s largest green diamond in Hong Kong at the Spring sales which start at the end of May and

Auction house Christies say they are selling the world’s largest green diamond in Hong Kong at the Spring sales which start at the end of May and

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Fiat 500 from Pope Francis' U.S. visit auctioned in Philadelphia

A tiny black Fiat 500L that carried Pope Francis through Philadelphia during his historic first visit to the United States was sold for $82,000 at an

A tiny black Fiat 500L that carried Pope Francis through Philadelphia during his historic first visit to the United States was sold for $82,000 at an

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2015: a record-breaking year at auction

Auctioneers have had a busy year. Hammers have been brought down around the world to seal the fate of objects which have achieved huge sums. Some

Auctioneers have had a busy year. Hammers have been brought down around the world to seal the fate of objects which have achieved huge sums. Some

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Rocky and Rambo memorabilia fetches over $3 million at auction

Memorabilia from Sylvester Stallone films has fetched over three million dollars at a Los Angeles auction. Up for sale were props and costume items

Memorabilia from Sylvester Stallone films has fetched over three million dollars at a Los Angeles auction. Up for sale were props and costume items

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Blue Moon Diamond sells for a new world record at auction

The rare and flawless Blue Moon Diamond has sold for $48.4 million to a buyer from Hong Kong, setting a world record for the sale of a gemstone at

The rare and flawless Blue Moon Diamond has sold for $48.4 million to a buyer from Hong Kong, setting a world record for the sale of a gemstone at

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Modigliani nude fetches record $170 million at auction

A nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani has just fetched a record price of $170.4 million for the Italian artist – and achieved the second highest price

A nude painting by Amedeo Modigliani has just fetched a record price of $170.4 million for the Italian artist – and achieved the second highest price

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Titanic's last lunch menu to be auctioned

More memorabilia from the Titanic is being auctioned. This time it’s the ship’s last lunch menu enjoyed by first class passengers on board the

More memorabilia from the Titanic is being auctioned. This time it’s the ship’s last lunch menu enjoyed by first class passengers on board the

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Beatles first recording contract up for auction

The first recording contract ever signed by The Beatles is up for auction in New York next month and is expected to sell for upwards of 150, 000

The first recording contract ever signed by The Beatles is up for auction in New York next month and is expected to sell for upwards of 150, 000

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Picasso's 'Les Femmes d'Alger' smashes world auction record

The most expensive artwork ever has been sold at auction at Christie’s in New York. Picasso’s cubist oil from 1955 “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of

The most expensive artwork ever has been sold at auction at Christie’s in New York. Picasso’s cubist oil from 1955 “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of

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Picasso goes for record $179 m at auction

A Picasso oil painting from 1955 has smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it went for $179.4 million

A Picasso oil painting from 1955 has smashed the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction when it went for $179.4 million

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Glittering prize: Rare diamond up for auction in New York

A rare diamond is set to fetch up to 23 million euros at auction in New York – making it more than a girl’s best friend! Sotheby’s describes the

A rare diamond is set to fetch up to 23 million euros at auction in New York – making it more than a girl’s best friend! Sotheby’s describes the

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Tuna sells for 32,000 euros in first Tokyo auction of 2015

The first tuna auction of the year in Tokyo landed a Japanese sushi chain owner the first and most expensive “New Year Tuna” at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish

The first tuna auction of the year in Tokyo landed a Japanese sushi chain owner the first and most expensive “New Year Tuna” at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish

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Marilyn Monroe love letters go under the hammer

Intimate love letters to and from Marilyn Monroe are going under the hammer in Beverly Hills. In all, more than 200 items are up for sale

Intimate love letters to and from Marilyn Monroe are going under the hammer in Beverly Hills. In all, more than 200 items are up for sale

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Christie's holds biggest art auction in its history

New York auction house Christie’s has held the biggest art auction in its history on Wednesday selling the equivalent of 683 million euros worth of

New York auction house Christie’s has held the biggest art auction in its history on Wednesday selling the equivalent of 683 million euros worth of

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Mark Rothko canvas sells for 45 million dollars

A Mark Rothko canvas sold for 45 million USD on Tuesday at Sotheby’s 344 million dollar sale of contemporary and post-war art. The auction also saw a

A Mark Rothko canvas sold for 45 million USD on Tuesday at Sotheby’s 344 million dollar sale of contemporary and post-war art. The auction also saw a

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Putin doll expected to fetch thousands at auction

How much would you expect to pay for an automated figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin? A ‘Contemporary Musical Automation Portrait’ of the

How much would you expect to pay for an automated figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin? A ‘Contemporary Musical Automation Portrait’ of the

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Napoleon extraordinary marriage deed fetches fortune

What’s in a name? What’s in a piece of paper? In this case of no ordinary paper, it’s two names, passionate love and an empire. And what a

What’s in a name? What’s in a piece of paper? In this case of no ordinary paper, it’s two names, passionate love and an empire. And what a

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Marriage contract between Napoleon and Josephine up for auction

The marriage contract between Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine is due to go under the hammer in Paris at the end of September. The

The marriage contract between Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine is due to go under the hammer in Paris at the end of September. The