Weekly News Roundup: October 5 to October 9
In art, antiques and collectibles headlines, we find that Los Angels Lakers star Kobe Bryant is no longer persona non grata in the collectibles world, as he inks a deal to be a sports card spokesman, the Canadian government mistakenly sells some antiques for ridiculously low prices, and some of Audrey Hepburn’s outfits and letters will go up for auction.
Bryant signs deal as trading card company spokesman
It looks as if NBA star Kobe Bryant has been rehabilitated in the collectibles world. Bryant’s image was tainted in 2003 when a hotel worker accused him of rape. Now the NBA’s trading-card partner, the Panini Group, signed Bryant to be “its official company spokesman and global trading-card ambassador.”
From CBC News:
Ottawa forced to buy back auctioned antiques
Everybody makes mistakes including the federal government of Canada. Antiques from Rideau Hall, the Governor General of Canada’s official residence, were sold at auction for ridiculously low prices. Now they are being bought back.
From United Press International:
Hepburn outfits, letters up for auction
Ahh, Audrey Hepburn, the stylish actress, often described as gamin. Some of her outfits are up for auction. By the way, she is called a British actress in this story. She was born in Belgium.
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