Crucifixion Art No Longer Commands Auction Prices

Paintings and sculptures of what may be the most iconic scene in the history of art — the crucifixion of Jesus — are no longer commanding the auction prices they once did. While it’s common for individual works to occasionally sell for less than they are worth, consider: In January, a late 14th-century Florentine painting…

Einstein’s Letter Questioning God Goes Up for Auction

The private letter expressing his views on God and religion will go up for auction Monday on eBay. Discovery.com: From studying slices of his brilliant brain to probing profound physics theories, scientists and enthusiasts alike have long been spellbound by Albert Einstein. Now, an auction is offering the world a peek at Einstein’s thoughts on…

Elvis Presley’s Bible Sells for £59,000

A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley and contains his handwritten notes and thoughts has sold for £59,000 at an auction in England. The Telegraph reports: The bible, given to the singer on his first Christmas at his home in Graceland in 1957, was bought by an American man based in Britain, Omega Auctions said on…

Bible Belonging to Elvis Goes on Auction

The BBC: A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley is expected to fetch more than £20,000 when it is auctioned in Greater Manchester next month. The book was given to the legendary singer by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes for his first Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957. Its 1,600 pages contain…

Benedictines to Sell Church Treasures worth £100,000

The Catholic Herald reports on this sad sale: About £100,000 worth of treasures from St Augustine’s Abbey in Kent are to be sold at auction next week. The objects being put up for sale include church plate, chalices – including a Charles I chalice made in 1633 and an Arts and Crafts chalice worth £13,000 to…

Australian Women Offers her Children on eBay

Australian police are investigating a woman who entertained bids to buy her two children after she posted them for sale on eBay. The Telegraph reports: The woman, from Geelong in Victoria, was investigated by police after placing an auction item along with an extensive sales pitch and photographs of her son and daughter – both under…