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Funny story: Car boot sale diamond worth 300K found in filthy ashtray!

Car boot sale diamond worth 300K found in filthy ashtray!

Car boot sales can sometimes surprise people and in this particular instance, it certainly did! A piece of costume jewellery purchased at a car boot sale 30 years ago for a tenner has been found wrapped in sticky chewing gum paper in a filthy asht...

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Funny story: The "World's Greatest Vagina"... up for Grabs

The "World's Greatest Vagina"... up for Grabs

At an auction in Sotheby's London, a photo of what experts describe as "the world's greatest vagina" was unveiled. Dubbed "The Source" media coverage at the auction was global. However, owner of the vagina was not named and speculation is rife; but i...

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Funny story: World Record £50 Million Sotheby's Auction Price Paid for Stradivarius Bagpipes

World Record £50 Million Sotheby's Auction Price Paid for Stradivarius Bagpipes

One of the world's most amazing musical instrument finds ever, yesterday sold for £50 million in a Sotheby's auction. One of only 15 sets of bagpipes ever made by Antonio Stradivari was uncovered in a tea chest in the back room of a Glasgow council...

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Funny story: Auction house 'regularly puts the frighteners on con-artists like US envoy': reports

Auction house 'regularly puts the frighteners on con-artists like US envoy': reports

London - (Trick or Treat Mess): Leading UK auction house Sotheby's has said it often tests the waters on suspect clients like the US envoy to London Robert 'Katie' Holmes Tuttle by locking them up overnight at their Mayfair premises.

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Funny story: Sotherby's to auction off the Magna Carta; Bush puts up the U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights on Craig's List

Sotherby's to auction off the Magna Carta; Bush puts up the U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights on Craig's List

Washington, D.C. - The prestigious Sotherby's announced it would be placing a copy of the world famous 1215 document, the Magna Carta (The Great Charter), up for auction this December. The document is considered the beginning of democracy in Engl...

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Funny story: Royal Navy Bidding War Begins In Earnest

Royal Navy Bidding War Begins In Earnest

A bidding war has begun after the Ministry of Defence last week gave the green light to the 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in Iranian waters, to sell their stories to the media.

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Funny story: Stench Collection Makes Record Price at Auction

Stench Collection Makes Record Price at Auction

A collection of rare stenches was sold at auction on April 2nd 2007 for a record £1.8 million. Auctioneers Southeby's, of New Bond street London, are said to be amazed. A spokesman for the company said: "We can hardly believe it. Never b...

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Funny story: My husband went to the London art auction and all he got me was this lousy Monet

My husband went to the London art auction and all he got me was this lousy Monet

London - (Rioters): "And all I asked for was a couple of Modiglianis from the Lauder estate, nothing too formal, just a little something from his blue period after the absinthe-induced psychosis drove him to defile Rasputin's tarot reader...

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Funny story: Boy With Pipe Is No Freak

Boy With Pipe Is No Freak

Pablo Picasso's 1905 masterpiece, Garçon a la Pipe, has sold for an astonishing $104m at Sotheby's in New York, beating by $21.5 the price paid for the previous most expensive painting, Van Gogh's Portrait of Doctor Gachet.

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