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Kurt Cobain’s guitar sells for more than $6M at auction

Kurt Cobain’s guitar sells for more than $6M at auction

Entertainment
June 21 (UPI) -- The guitar late rock star Kurt Cobain used during his band Nirvana's 1993 MTV Unplugged show sold for more than $ 6 million this weekend, Julien's Auctions announced. The instrument was sold as part of Julien's "Music Icons" auction at Julien's Beverly Hills location and online. Advertisement "SOLD for $ 6,010,000! A new world record for a guitar! Kurt Cobain's guitar used with Nirvana's MTV Unplugged!" the company tweeted on Saturday. Julien's said on its website that Cobain bought the 1959 Martin D-18E at Voltage Guitars in Los Angeles. The musician fatally shot himself in 1994. He was 27. Nirvana was integral to the grunge music movement in the 1990s. The band's hit songs include "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Heart Shaped Box" and "Come As You Are." Among the other Nirva...
Harry Potter first edition found in skip sells for £33,000

Harry Potter first edition found in skip sells for £33,000

Entertainment
A first edition Harry Potter book has sold for £33,000 at auction - after being found in a skip.The rare hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was salvaged from the skip at a Buckinghamshire school, and was sold with four other novels from the series that were also discovered dumped. Two Philosopher's Stone paperback first editions went for £3,400 and £3,000 respectively.And first edition copies of the Chamber of Secrets and the Prisoner of Azkaban made £360. Image: The second and third books in the series also sold in the auction. Pic: Hansons Due to coronavirus restrictions, bidders took part in the international auction by phone and online.
‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson baseball card from 1910 sells for $492K at auction

‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson baseball card from 1910 sells for $492K at auction

Sports
May 8 (UPI) -- A "Shoeless" Joe Jackson baseball card from 1910 sold at auction for $ 492,000 this week. The card is from a set called T210 Old Mill, which featured minor league players from around the country. The item depicts Jackson during his stint with the Double-A New Orleans Pelicans. Heritage Auctions said the bidding for the rare card ended Thursday night. The winning bidder's identity wasn't revealed. "After 110 years in the same North Carolina family, we were glad to help find it a proud new owner," Chris Ivy, Heritage's director of sports auctions, told ESPN on Friday. Ben Foster and his father, Hayes, sold the card after discovering it in a metal lunch pail in an unfinished room in the back of his law office more than a decade ago, according to ESPN. The cards that were fou...
Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

Technology
Huawei starts selling foldable Mate X smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by WashingtonBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterNovember 15, 2019, 9:00 AM3 min read Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X, which unfolds to 14.6 centimeters (5.8 inches) wide, went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced at 16,999 yuan ($ 2,422). It competes with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launched in September. Huawei Technologies Ltd., China’s first global tech brand, is scrambling to preserve its business following U.S. controls imposed in May on sales of American components and technology to the company, which Washington s
Bombardier sells Northern Ireland operations in $1.1bn deal

Bombardier sells Northern Ireland operations in $1.1bn deal

Business
Canada's Bombardier has agreed to sell its Belfast-based aerospace business to US-based Spirit AeroSystems as part of a $ 1.1bn (£840m) deal.The business is Northern Ireland's biggest manufacturer, employing 3,600 people, and was put up for sale by Bombardier in May. Its history dates back to the 1930s when Shorts established its first factory in Belfast.The deal will see Kansas-based Spirit pay $ 500m (£390m) in cash, and take on liabilities worth $ 590m (£460m), to acquire aerostructure operations in Northern Ireland, Morocco and Texas.Spirit, whose global operations include a site in Prestwick, Scotland, makes parts for aeroplane makers Boeing and Airbus. Advertisement