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Recent Sales At Amazon Auctions Prove That It Is the Best Online Auction Site for Authentic Entertainment Memorabilia

(AMZN) Recent Sales At Amazon Auctions Prove That It Is the Best Online Auction Site for Authentic Entertainment Memorabilia

SEATTLE--June 2, 2000--

In Gladiator Auction, Fan Bids $22,550 for Joaquin Phoenix's White

Armor to Wear in His Upcoming Renaissance-Themed Wedding

WHAT:

-- Amazon Auctions' exclusive Gladiator auction with items from

        the popular movie blockbuster reached an average GMS of $2,458
        per item. The mesmerizing Roman epic that continues to
        enthrall movie audiences everywhere drove thousands of bids as
        fans vied for memorabilia from the valiant Maximus (Russell
        Crowe), bidding anywhere from $5,700 for his shield to $19,700
        for his chest armor. In partnership with DreamWorks SKG(R) and
        Operation Turnkey, the Gladiator auction reached $108,177 GMS
        on just 44 items. To view all results, go to
        www.amazon.com/gladiator-results.

    --  The record-breaking Beverly Hills 90210 auction featuring
        one-of-a-kind items from the hugely popular, long-running
        series, collected an unprecedented $528,000, with a portion of
        the proceeds benefiting Save the Children. Fans worldwide
        engaged in a bidding frenzy for items during the three-week
        auction that ran from May 1 through May 22, in conjunction
        with the May 17 series finale. In partnership with
        AsSeenIn.com and Spelling Entertainment, the sale at Amazon
        Auctions featured more than 400 unique items ranging from
        favorite cast members' signature clothing to standout props.
        To view all results, go to www.amazon.com/90210-results.

   AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS:

    --  Gladiator -- Maximus's gladiator chest armor, worn by Russell
        Crowe; 20 bids; $19,700.00

    --  Gladiator -- Commodus's white armor worn by Joaquin Phoenix;
        total $22,550

        Including:

        --  Chest armor & underdress, 22 bids; $18,600.00

        --  leg armor, 15 bids; $1,975.00

        --  wrist armor, 13 bids; $1,975.00

    --  Gladiator -- Colosseum throne of Emperor Commodus (Joaquin
        Phoenix); 45 bids; $4,125.98

    --  Gladiator -- Actual sword used by Russell Crowe as General
        Maximus; 28 bids; $6,600

    --  "Beverly Hills 90210" -- Dylan's 1963 Triumph motorcycle; 110
        bids; $15,100.00

    --  "Beverly Hills 90210" -- Donna's wedding dress from the final
        episode; 57 bids; $13,600.00

    --  "Beverly Hills 90210" -- Noah's 1989 shiny red Jeep; 52 bids;
        $6,800.00

   WHERE:

    --  Amazon.com -- www.amazon.com/auctions-featured-sales




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