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Schilling company items on auction block

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Items once owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed video game company have been sold off at the first of two auctions.

Computers, speaker systems and even a pool table that formerly belonged to Rhode Island-based 38 Studios were on the auction block Tuesday in Timonium. The Maryland auction site was the one-time headquarters of Big Huge Games, which 38 Studios acquired 2009.

A second auction is planned next week at the firm’s former Providence headquarters. Rhode Island lured the company from Massachusetts with a $75 million loan guarantee. It filed for bankruptcy in June.

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says every penny helps but that he’s not expecting the auctions to make much of a dent in what the state stands to lose.

The auction was expected to go into Tuesday evening. 38 Studios Receiver Richard Land said he had no immediate tally on how much had been raised so far.

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