Several months ago the news media was abuzz with predictions that a flag--found at Little Bighorn after the massacre of General Custer and his men--may net up to $5,000,000 at auction. On December 10, 2010, Sotheby's auctioned the historic flag, which had been in the possession of the Detroit Museum of Art, now known as the Detroit Art Institute (DIA). While the flag didn't meet with the media's typically sensationalist projections, it did fetch $2,210,500 US (hammer price with buyer's premium), an amount not to be taken lightly for a flag that was purchased 115 years ago for $45. Related Stories Custer's Last Flag at Little Bighorn Sells for $2,210,500 m Custer's Last Flag at Little Bighorn - Will it fetch $5M?
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The first ever auction of vintage marbles is happening this Saturday, November 6th at Morphy's Gallery in Pennsylvania. Interest in vintage marbles has been growing steadily. Perhaps it's the nostalgia, or perhaps it's because marbles really are beautiful little works of art. Whatever the reason, marble afficianados are expected to be present in person, and online bids will be accepted at www.LiveAuctioneers.com . The sale includes a set of rare Akro Agate “corkscrew” marbles, and several Lutz marbles, which are expected to fetch between $3000 and $5000 each. Akro Agate no. 1 boxed set of assorted corkscrew marbles. Marbles in condition 9.4 out of 10. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Image courtesy of Morphy Auctions. If you are a collector of marbles, or if you attend the auction, please leave a comment and let us know of your experience. Original Post http://acn.liveauctioneers.com/index.php/auctions/upcoming-auctions