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Sotheby's is auctioning a special, fireproof copy of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale. Proceeds will go to support PEN America's work opposing book bans. Sotheby's hide caption

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Banksy's "Love is in the Bin" (2018) is installed at Sotheby's on Sept. 3, in London. On Thursday it was auctioned for $25.4 million, a record for the artist. Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby's hide caption

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A small porcelain bowl, pictured in a photo provided by Sotheby's, sold for $35 at a yard sale but was later identified as a rare, 15th-century Chinese artifact. Sotheby's via AP hide caption

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Rhino horns are prized in Asian countries and can garner tens of thousands of dollars per pound. Wildlife conservationists argue that the appetite for the endangered species' appendage in legal and illegal markets has decimated the population across Africa. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jean-Michel Basquiat's untitled painting of a skull is displayed behind an official with Sotheby's, which offered the media a preview earlier this month. On Thursday, the work sold for $110.5 million — the highest sum ever paid at auction for a work by a U.S. artist. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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St. Jerome was previously thought to have been painted by a 16th century Italian artist. According to a complaint filed by Sotheby's auction house, it is actually a modern fake, painted in the 20th century. Sotheby's hide caption

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