Archive for December, 2007

Company Permits Auctioning of Cats and Dogs in Country Where They Are Routinely Beaten, Strangled, and Skinned Alive

Company Permits Auctioning of Cats and Dogs in Country Where They Are Routinely Beaten, Strangled, and Skinned Alive

. December 28, 2007

San Jose, Calif. – PETA, which owns 120 shares of eBay stock, has submitted a shareholder resolution urging the company to stop selling cats and dogs on its affiliated Chinese Web site, Tom Online. PETA’s resolution points out that eBay’s online policy states, “eBay generally does not allow the listing of live animals or pets […]

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Liquidity Services, Inc. to Acquire GovDeals, Inc.

Liquidity Services, Inc. to Acquire GovDeals, Inc.

. December 27, 2007

Liquidity Services, Inc. (LSI), a leading online auction marketplace for wholesale, surplus and salvage assets, today announced it has agreed to acquire Information Management Specialists, Inc. and its GovDeals, Inc. subsidiary for approximately $10 million in cash. GovDeals is an online auction marketplace for the sale of surplus and confiscated items for local and state […]

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Oregon Home Builder Sells 141 Homes in Auction

Oregon Home Builder Sells 141 Homes in Auction

. December 27, 2007

Buena Vista Custom Homes announced today that the company sold 141 homes during the past weekend’s home auction at the Oregon Convention Center. The 141 sales generated a total of $65 million dollars in sales which is believed to be the largest sales event in Oregon real estate history, as well as the largest real […]

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Heritage Re-Enters Philatelic Market With $825,000 “Inverted Jenny” Sale

Heritage Re-Enters Philatelic Market With $825,000 “Inverted Jenny” Sale

. December 27, 2007

Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas (www.HA.com), the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer, formally re-entered the philatelic market after 14 years with the $825,000 sale of an “Inverted Jenny” stamp. The 24-cent denomination, U.S. red, white and blue misprint (Scott #C3a) depicting an upside-down Curtis 4-N (“Jenny”) biplane was position number 84 on the original sheet […]

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CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE COMES TO EXETER

CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE COMES TO EXETER

. December 27, 2007

A rare archive of Waynman Dixon, one of the people responsible for bringing Cleopatra’s Needle to London will be included in the forthcoming Quarterly auction to be held on 30th January. Sited on the Thames embankment, Cleopatra’s Needle was made in Egypt for the Pharaoh Thotmes III in 1460 BC, making it some 3,500 years […]

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