Bidding Is Open For The Microwave Stephen Colbert Stole From Bill O’Reilly

Bidding Is Open For The Microwave Stephen Colbert Stole From Bill O’Reilly

We like to think that Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert are secretly super best friends who sit in a treehouse and giggle about their next moves, because how else would an auction of the microwave Colbert stole from O’Reilly’s green room in 2007 be possible? Or we’re all just lucky the universe loves comedy. [More]

Help Yourself To George Harrison & Ringo Starr’s ‘Help!’ Jackets (If You Have $82,000)

Help Yourself To George Harrison & Ringo Starr’s ‘Help!’ Jackets (If You Have $82,000)

Wealthy Beatles fans with a need for a warm coat take note — two of the Fab Four’s famous jackets from the film Help! and the cover for the album of the same name are soon to be sold off at an auction of rare Beatles-related items. [More]

Psalm Book Believed To Be The First Book Ever Published In The U.S. Sells For Record $14.2M

Psalm Book Believed To Be The First Book Ever Published In The U.S. Sells For Record $14.2M

Maybe you’ve got some old books on your shelf, passed down from Gran’s days hiding in the hayloft dreaming about the land of Oz, or a family Bible that’s been in the family for over 100 years. But then there’s the book believed to be the first ever published in the United States — and as such, it’s quite a bit older and a lot more expensive than anything kicking around in Great Aunt Gertie’s attic. [More]

Pinkman-Up Your House With Actual Props From Breaking Bad

Pinkman-Up Your House With Actual Props From Breaking Bad

If you have several thousand dollars sitting around and feel that merely watching recorded episodes of Breaking Bad isn’t sufficient to curb your cravings, then head on over to Sony’s auction of hundreds of bona fide props from the soon-to-end AMC show. [More]

You Can Bid On Logo And Name From Former United Airlines HQ

You Can Bid On Logo And Name From Former United Airlines HQ

United Airlines hasn’t just changed its logo in the wake of its merger with Continental; it’s also moved to a new office. And since the huge UNITED logo sitting on the former office building is now out-of-date, why not auction it off for a good cause? [More]

Superman got his start on the pages of Action Comics.

Update: Comic Book Found In Wall Sells For $175,000 At Auction

Remember last month when we told you about the Minnesota home-rebuilder who bought a fixer-upper for $10,000 and then found a copy of Action Comics #1 from 1938 hidden in the wall? It was expected that the rare book would go for at least six figures, and when the auction closed last night, the final bid was for $175,000. [More]

Superman got his start on the pages of Action Comics.

Man Pays $10K For House, Finds $107,000 Comic Book Hidden In Wall

When a Minnesota home remodeler decided to plunk down $10,100 for a fixer-upper to rehab, he just assumed it was a no-lose investment. Little did he know about the rare comic book he’d find stashed in the wall of the house. [More]

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When An International eBay Seller Says ‘Just Keep Waiting,’ Don’t Listen

I. calls the eBay scam that he encountered recently a “new” scam, but it’s actually an ancient and time-honored one. How it works is simple: an international seller claims to have sent your item, then stalls until after the period during which you can file a complaint against the seller has expired. This leaves you with no ability to leave bad feedback and no recourse, and eBay knows it. [More]

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We’ve said it once, we’ve said it a bajillion and four times — we just know there’s some kind of prize out there waiting for us to find, buy for a paltry sum like say, $3, and then discover that it’s worth a whole lotta money. One lucky person snagged a $3 bowl at a tag sale in 2007 and displayed it in the living room for a few years before having it examined. It just sold at auction for $2.2 million. Sigh. [Associated Press]

Now You Can Own Guns N Roses' Old Dryer (If You Outbid Me)

Now You Can Own Guns N Roses' Old Dryer (If You Outbid Me)

Like many a 13-year-old in 1988, Guns N Roses’ Appetite for Destruction had a near-permanent place in my Walkman (or whatever knock-off my mom had told me was just as good). And as an adult, one of my proudest moments was getting yelled at for nearly 90 minutes by Axl Rose’s lawyer (it’s a long story; catch me after a couple of cold beverages and I may tell it to you). But now I — and multitudes of others who still know how to play the solo from “Rocket Queen” — have the chance to bid on a souvenir that will tag you as a super-fan: the band’s clothes dryer. [More]

Frequent Flier Mile Auctions Look Like A Sucker Bet

Frequent Flier Mile Auctions Look Like A Sucker Bet

If you’re a member of any of the major airlines’ frequent flier programs, you’ve probably received e-mails trying to get you to use those miles to bid on auctions for anything from resort getaways to Kentucky Derby passes. But the people who win these auctions may just be tossing away good miles. [More]

Car Auction Company Says It's Selling Off John F. Kennedy's Hearse

Car Auction Company Says It's Selling Off John F. Kennedy's Hearse

Many admirers of President John F. Kennedy have tried to walk in his footsteps, but now a car auction company says it has the hearse that drove his body from the hospital to the airport after his assassination. Which means you could ride in his deathmobile, if that’s your kind of macabre thing. [More]

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket Is Worth $1.8 Million To Someone

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket Is Worth $1.8 Million To Someone

One week after Marilyn Monroe’s dress from The Seven Year Itch fetched a whopping $5.8 million at auction, the iconic red and black zipperiffic calfskin jacket from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video managed to scare up $1.8 million from a buyer. [More]

Madoff's Underwear Contributes To More Than $400K Raised At Auction

Madoff's Underwear Contributes To More Than $400K Raised At Auction

Personal items that belonged to convicted fraudster Bernie Madoff were auctioned off to high bidders over the weekend. His underwear, art and an honorary diploma helped raise more than $400,000 intended to go toward repaying his swindled investors. [More]

NJ Man Selling 212 Phone Number For $1 Million

NJ Man Selling 212 Phone Number For $1 Million

212 is a coveted area code for your phone number. It says that you are in Manhattan, established, and among the set that could pop its collar if it wanted to but chooses not to. Now a New Jersey man is trying to auction off his 212 number for $1 million on eBay, hoping the proceeds will cover care for his elderly mother, who has dementia, reports New York Daily News. For those that might question whether the number really has value, consider that 6 months after he got the number, Verizon called asking if they could have it back, saying they usually reserve it for “big companies.” Sorry, Charlie, prestige has its price. [More]

Judge Says Blockbuster Can Go Ahead And Sell Itself

Judge Says Blockbuster Can Go Ahead And Sell Itself

Mired in $1 billion of debt, Blockbuster asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to let it auction itself off. After restructuring its plan to better suit creditors who were calling for liquidation, Blockbuster has been granted verbal approval by the court to go ahead and put itself on the market. The judge still has to put his decision in writing to make it official. [More]

Something Strange Is Going On At This Silent Auction

Something Strange Is Going On At This Silent Auction

David and his roommate attended an event over the winter holidays that included a silent auction for the benefit of charity. He and his roommate both bid on the same autographed item. First the auction organizers called David to let him know that he had won. Then they called his roommate to tell him that he had won the same item in the auction, with the next lower bid. They weren’t told while bidding that the item was one-of-a-kind, but something about this situation doesn’t seem right, either. [More]

Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin To Go Up For Auction, Minus Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald's Coffin To Go Up For Auction, Minus Lee Harvey Oswald

If you’re searching for the perfect holiday gift for the conspiracy nut in your life, here’s a deal for you — The first coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald, the most famous of the dozen or so men who shot John F. Kennedy, is going to go up for auction in L.A. [More]