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Own a piece of history — buy Secretariat’s birthplace

Want a piece of horse racing history to call your very own? Here’s your chance — the birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat is up for auction.

The 331 acre property 25 miles north of Richmond, Va., includes the restored 12,850-square-foot Meadow Farm manor house.

The property was purchased in 1973 by The Virginia State Farm, but “the economics never worked out and the property has foreclosed,” according to a news release.

The aution is May 22. Click here for details.

More details: Triple Crown winner Secretariat’s birthplace to be auctioned

Secretariat’s victory in the Belmont Stakes is the most amazing horse race in the history of the universe. Click here for a YouTube video of the race.

Start an empire, buy your own town

Fed up with local politics? Think you can do a better job running a city? Here’s your chance to prove it — Buford, Wyo., the smallest town in the country, goes on the auction block this week and you can buy it.

That’s right, the once thriving railroad boom town is for sale. The whole thing. Bidding starts at $100,000.

The winner bidder gets 10-acres and five buildings next to a stretch of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne. Otherwise known as the middle of nowhere.

Bufiord’s current owner and only resident, Don Sammons, wants to retire. Make your dreams come true. The auction is April 5 at noon.

Click here for the auction website.

Here’s more info: Buford Trading Post




Holiday special: Bernie’s slippers, Steinway and diamonds

For those looking for something weirdly different to put under the tree this Christmas, how about a pair of Bernie Madoff slippers. Or maybe you would prefer a 1917 grand piano once owned by the scam artist himself.

Velveteen slippers, a Steinway and Sons piano and a 10.5 carat ladies diamond ring are among the Madoff stuff that will be sold by the U.S. Marshals Service next month. Proceeds go to his victims.

If you were holding out for one of Bernie’s homes, it’s too late. They’ve all been sold.

Here’s more on next month’s auction from the New York Post.

U.S. Marshall’s press release and photos

Photo: Associated Press

Superman is tops again

Superman+Comic+Auction.jpgI thought the economy was still supposed to be slow. Apparently some people have plenty of money to spend.

Auction site ComicConnect.com reported this week that it has sold a pristine copy of Superman’s 1938 debut comic book for an ultra cool $1.5 million.

(Associated Press image)

A month ago, a Batman comic book sold for $1,075,000. A few days before the Batman sale, another Superman comic book sold for $1 million.

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