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29

Mar

Photo of the day: Massive egg of extinct flightless bird up for auction
James Hyslop, a Scientific Specialist at Christie’s auction house, holds up a complete sub-fossilized elephant bird egg on March 27 in London, England.

The elephant bird egg, which is about 100 times the size of an average chicken egg, is expected to fetch up to $45,000 when it is auctioned off in Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” sale on April 24.

Photo of the day: Massive egg of extinct flightless bird up for auction

James Hyslop, a Scientific Specialist at Christie’s auction house, holds up a complete sub-fossilized elephant bird egg on March 27 in London, England.

The elephant bird egg, which is about 100 times the size of an average chicken egg, is expected to fetch up to $45,000 when it is auctioned off in Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” sale on April 24.

30

Nov

Titanic iceberg photo heads to auctionTaken only 2 days before the Titanic sank, the photo shows a massive iceberg that matches descriptions of the one that doomed the legendary liner.

Titanic iceberg photo heads to auction
Taken only 2 days before the Titanic sank, the photo shows a massive iceberg that matches descriptions of the one that doomed the legendary liner.

02

Apr

Titanic’s last lunch menu sells for $120,000The menu, dated April 14, 1912, was the star lot in an auction of Titanic memorabilia. The dishes on offer to the ship’s wealthiest passengers included chicken a la Maryland — otherwise known as fried chicken with creamy gravy — and eggs Argenteuil, a plate of poached eggs with asparagus.

Titanic’s last lunch menu sells for $120,000
The menu, dated April 14, 1912, was the star lot in an auction of Titanic memorabilia. The dishes on offer to the ship’s wealthiest passengers included chicken a la Maryland — otherwise known as fried chicken with creamy gravy — and eggs Argenteuil, a plate of poached eggs with asparagus.

12

Oct

Assisted suicide machine for sale in Kevorkian auctionKevorkian’s ‘death machine’ that was used to help more than 100 people commit suicide will be among his items up for auction this month.

Assisted suicide machine for sale in Kevorkian auction
Kevorkian’s ‘death machine’ that was used to help more than 100 people commit suicide will be among his items up for auction this month.

08

Jun

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ jacket to benefit animal sanctuaryIconic piece of music history will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the The Shambala Preserve in California.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ jacket to benefit animal sanctuary
Iconic piece of music history will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the The Shambala Preserve in California.