The boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during their 1965 fight from Lewiston, Maine were recently sold at auction. What made that fight so memorable was that it was the infamous 'phantom punch' in the first round. Many say a punch that clearly did not connect, sent Liston down to the mat.
Many served during the Iraq War; I know a lot of soldiers from Maine who were there. Saddam Hussein, who was the president of Iraq for more than 23 years, was captured and hanged for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his own people.
It was the fight that featured the 'phantom punch', the Ali-Liston fight in Lewiston, Maine in 1965. The boxing gloves of Muhammad Ali and of Sonny Liston that were used in that fight on May 25, 1965 in Lewiston are going on the auction block.
A very rare letter than is in excellent shape written by a passenger on the Titanic sold at auction for $200,000. The letter was written by a passenger on the Titanic saying how wonderful the voyage was. The letter was written just hours before the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink.
A woman in Western Pennsylvania had her $280,000 home sold at auction for $116,000 because she had $6.30 in unpaid interest. A lower court judge made the ruling, but now, that ruling has been overturned by Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt.
Both the buyer and seller were anonymous, but a rare pink diamond recently sold at auction for $39.3 million. The 34.65-carat diamond was sold at Christie’s Auction House in New York and was the second highest jewel sold at auction. The diamond is nicknamed "The Princie Diamond", and had its origins in India where it was found 300 years ago.
You might have seen the television show 'American Pickers' on the History Channel. Mark, Frank and Danielle travel the United States in their van searching for treasures while meeting some interesting people. Maybe you've been to a yard sale and wondered to yourself if you are picking a valuable item. That's exactly what happened at a yard sale in Baileyville, Maine.
Trot Nixon, former Boston Red Sox right fielder, will be the featured guest at the Portland Sea Dogs 2013 Hot Stove Dinner and silent auction. The event is Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland and benefits the Maine Children's Cancer Program. All who attend will receive an autographed 8x10 photo of Trot Nixon.
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