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History : Own your own Aircraft carrier

If your dream always been to own and operate a aircraft carrier, you now have the chance.
The warship HMS Invincible who did play a key role in the battle of the Falkland Islands between Britain and Argentina in 1982, was decommissioned in 2005, is now going on auction.

So far the winner of the auction has not been made public but Lam Kin-bong, from Hong Kong has offred about $7.7 millions for the ship, he says he would turn it into a school in china according to South China Morning Post.

A spokeswoman for the defence ministry in Britian said:

The ship will be stripped of all its components, in effect, whoever buys equipment like this is buying a shell.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 29 januari 2011 at 12:00

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Auction : The only flag to survive Little Big Horn

An old american flag is going up for auction at Sotheby´s in New York, the flag is one of a few items that exists today from Gen. George Armstrong Custers defeat against the indians at Little Big Horn, the flag is estimated to bring in $2 million to $5 million.
Its been described as “the most significant and symbolic artifact recovered from the Little Big Horn battlefield.” The only flag that wasn´t captured by the indians following the defeat of Custer.

Custer´s raids in the area where a part of a broader effort by the President Ulysses S. grant to expand the American settlements into Indian territory, which lead the Indians to resist

The tattered, bullet-ridden and blood-stained flag was recovered from the battlefield by a burial party just three days after the massacre.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 19 januari 2011 at 12:00

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Auction : Bought a Macinthosh for 1,5 Milions

Italian Marco Bogilione was the one that finaly won the bidding on the Apple-1, it did cost him 212 000 dollar, thats about 1,5 milions SEK.

I’ve dealt with these machines, rather, loved these machines, and was very attached to these machines since childhood

He now wants the computer to bee on display at a museum in his hometown of Turin that would be made for the intrest in the IT-Revulotion.

There are a lot of money, sure. But I could not care less for a machine that sold for more or less. I think it is good that in Italy there is such a historical thing, one of the best, in good condition

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 17 januari 2011 at 12:00

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Found : Stolen painting of Zorn

The painting “Freya” where on sale at Sotheby´s in London, but the painting is reported stolen and the police stopped the auction. The painting where stolen during a burglary in Stockholm during 2004, and six years later it turns up on a auction.
The Swedish police was told of the auction and contacted the police in London.

Matthew Floris, spokesman for Sotheby´s says

I can confirm that the painting was whitdrawn from auction due to its unclear who is the owner of the painting

The painting was acording to Sotheby´s from a private collector in Switzerland, which now are of intresst for the Swedish police.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 15 januari 2011 at 12:00

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Letter from Titanic up for Auction

For 98 years ago the R.M.S Titanic sank in the Atlantic and many items has been rescued from the wreck and has finally arrived at their destination.

The letter is signed by Laura Francatelli, who was a passenger on the Titanic, she was also a secretary for two of the figures in the history of the oceanliner, Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff Gordon.

The letter paints a diffrent portrait of Sir Cosmo then historians have belived before this letter was found.

Sir Cosmo was belived to have paid for a place in a lifeboat, and when the ship sank, the lifeboat (which had both Sir Cosmo and Francatelli) didn´t bother to return to rescue the people that where in need of help.

Acording to the letter Sir Cosmo refued to board a lifeboat and insisted that Lady Duff Cosmo and Francatelli should be put in a lifeboat and leave the sinking ship.

Sir Cosmo did leave the ship only after the officers insisted on it.

In the letter it also says that Sir Cosmo didn´t pay for a place in the lifeboat but out of gratitude for the help and beeing rescued.

It´s belived that the letter is going to be sold for 10,000- 15,000 pounds (110.501 – 165,807 SEK) at the auction of Henry Aldridge and son during the 16th of October

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 23 december 2010 at 12:00

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Roman cavalary helmet on auction

The very well preserved ancient Roman helmet is going on auction at Christie´s, its belived that it would bring in between 200.000 to 300.000 pounds.

It was discoverd in the UK, and it features the face of a Roman athlete.

Helmets are mostly associated whit war and this helmet could have been worn during hippika gymnasia, which where used as a sporting event whit the cavalary.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 20 december 2010 at 12:00

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Chamberlains ticket has been sold

There is a huge intresst in historic souvenirs, on a auction in London last vinter a airplane ticket where sold, it was used by Neville Chamberlaine when he in 1938 flew from Munich in a effort to negoiate peace whit Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. During the meating Chamberlaine made several diplomatic gestures, hoping to create “Peace for our time”. Chamberlains ticket was found in a envelop at one of the founders of the airline British Airways and was sold for about 100 000 Swedish Kronor.


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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 01 juni 2010 at 12:00

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Rare darwinbook has been found

The first issue of Charles Darwins book “about the spicies” has recently been sold on auction in GreatBritian for 1,2 miljons.
The book had been standing in a shelf in the guest toilet at a british family, until the son in law relalised how old the bok was.
The first issue where only printed in 1250 copys and they where all sold in one day.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 24 april 2010 at 12:00

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Churchills gloves sold

A couple of gloves that had belonged to the former British primeminister Winston Churchill has been sold on a auction in Great Britain, the expected price where around 500 pund but at the end a british collector got the gloves for 1400 pund (16 000 SEK)

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Targenor - 13 februari 2010 at 12:00

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