Tag: auction

Oldest Surviving Porsche Type 64 To Be Auctioned Off For $20 Million

RM Sotheby's is featuring the Porsche Type 64 at its upcoming auction in Monterey in August. Known as the oldest-surviving Porsche vehicle in the world, the Type 64 is expected to sell for $20 million.

Life & Style May 15, 2019

Stephen Hawking Thesis And Wheelchair Fetch Millions In Auction

Stephen Hawking fans raised almost $2 million at an auction that will benefit The Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Items sold include his doctorate thesis and his wheelchair.

November 9, 2018

Meteorite From The Moon Auctioned, Could Fetch $500,000

A meteorite called 'The Moon Puzzle' is up for auction at RR Auction and it is expected to rake in $500,000. What are lunar meteorites?

Space October 12, 2018

A Pair Of Melons In Japan Sold For $29,000: Why?

A fruit auction in Japan just revealed that a pair of Yubari melons was sold for $29,000. The latest sale apparently broke the previous record established in 2016 for the same pair of fruits.

May 30, 2018

Rare Autographed Stephen Hawking Book Is Up For Auction Starting At $28,000

Nate D. Sanders Auctions announced that it will be auctioning off a rare autographed book that was signed by Stephen Hawking. The iconic scientist passed away at 76 years old this past March.

Geek April 24, 2018

Here's What Steve Jobs's 1973 Job Application Looks Like

An online auction posted a job application form submitted by Steve Jobs in 1973. The document is reportedly an authentic piece of tech history related to Apple's growth in the industry.

Apple March 14, 2018

Dinosaur Tail Auction Causes Controversy In Mexico

The auction of a 165-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur tail has raked up controversy between Morocco and Mexico. Moroccan officials want to know how the fossil left the country and reached auctioned status.

Feature | Science January 22, 2018

Ancient Mammoth Skeleton Sold For $645,000: Guess Where It’ll Be Placed

In an auction in France, someone bought an ancient mammoth skeleton for nearly $700,000. The male mammoth's bones are 80 percent original bone, its tusks are 90 percent intact.

Animals December 18, 2017

Original Penicillin Mold Sells For Over $14,000: Here’s The Story Behind The Prized Relic

The original mold from penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming almost 90 years ago, was sold on March 1 at the auction house Bonhams in London. Here are facts and trivia about the prized capsule that was auctioned off for $14,597.

Medicine March 2, 2017

Hitler's Phone Recovered From Berlin Nazi Bunker To Be Sold At Auction

Adolf Hitler's red phone recovered from a Nazi bunker in Berlin is set to be auctioned later this month. How much would it likely fetch?

Feature | Culture February 2, 2017

First Tuna Sold In Tsukiji Fish Market New Year Auction Fetches Over $600,000

The New Year tuna auction on Jan. 5 at Japan’s Tsukiji market has fetched an astounding price of 74.2 million yen ($642,310). The winner of the bid was Tuna king, Kiyoshi Kimura, for the sixth consecutive year. He runs the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain of Japan.

Animals January 5, 2017

Rare Composite Skeleton Of Dodo Bird Up For Sale In England

An auction house in England is putting up for sale a rare, composite skeleton of a Dodo bird. Officials say the near-complete skeleton is the first of its kind.

Ancient August 26, 2016

Rare Jaguar, Shelby Cobra Become Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction

Two vintage classics recently broke records for the most expensive British- and American-made cars ever sold at an auction. What's so special about these race cars?

Car Tech August 21, 2016

Gawker Sold To Spanish Language Broadcaster Univision For $135 Million

Spanish language broadcaster Univision will take over Gawker Media for $135 million after winning the bankruptcy auction on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Gawker founder Nick Denton and his company filed for bankruptcy after losing a privacy lawsuit lodged by wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Business Tech August 17, 2016

Australia To Auction Confiscated Bitcoins Worth $11 Million

Australia is set to auction confiscated bitcoins worth $11 million. The organizers are hoping to attract sophisticated investors who see value in this growing digital asset.

Business Tech May 31, 2016

14-Carat Oppenheimer Blue Becomes Most Expensive Diamond To Be Sold At Auction

The rare 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue diamond has a new master. Apart from setting a new actual sale price record for an auctioned jewel, the Oppenheimer Blue also became the biggest Fancy Vivid Blue diamond sold at an auction.

Life & Style May 19, 2016

Camera Lens Used In Apollo 15 Moon Mission May Fetch $600,000 At Auction

Former NASA astronaut Dave Scott's camera lens, which was extensively used during the 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission, is up for sale by the RR Auction in Boston starting Thursday. The camera lens is expected to rake up around $600,000 or more.

Space April 16, 2016

Moon Rover Prototype Found In Alabama Scrapyard Expected To Fetch $125000 At Auction

A lost NASA moon buggy, which ended up in a scrapyard in Alabama, is expected to fetch about $125,000 in an auction. But how did the lunar rover prototype, whose finished versions served Apollo space missions, actually end up being sold for scrap?

Space April 11, 2016

Harrison Ford Will Auction Off Original Han Solo Jacket For A Good Cause

Harrison Ford may or may not be trolling us lately, but one thing now seems to be for certain: when it comes to what matters, the actor certainly has heart.

Movies/TV Shows March 28, 2016

‘Mein Kampf’ Personally Owned By Hitler Up For Auction

'Mein Kampf' contained Hitler’s anti-communist, anti-Semitic and ultra-nationalist ideologies. The Nazi leader’s personal copy of the book is set to hit the auction block this March.

Arts & Culture March 9, 2016

Gray Area To Auction Art Created By Google's Deep Dream Artificial Neural Network

Google Research and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts is teaming up to bridge technology and art through DeepDream images. The limited edition artificial neural network 'artworks' will be auctioned off on Feb. 26.

Arts & Culture February 26, 2016

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 From 'Spectre' Sells For $3.5 Million

James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 used in 'Spectre' fetched about $3.5 million at a Christie's auction. The sports coupe is one of the 10 DB10s produced by Aston Martin for the movie.

FUTURE TECH February 19, 2016

This 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti May Cross The Auction Block For $30 Million

A 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider, fitted with a body by Scaglietti, may fetch over $30 million at an auction. The car had appeared in many prestigious races including the Swedish Grand Prix and Venezuela Grand Prix in 1957.

FUTURE TECH January 24, 2016

Luke Skywalker’s Blaster From ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Up For Auction

Want a piece of ‘Star Wars'? You have to opportunity to own the very same blaster Luke Skywalker used in filming ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ if you join the Nate D. Sanders auction for the item.

Geek January 20, 2016

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Are Going Up For Auction

Here's your chance to bid top dollar on two of the vehicles used to film ‘Transformers 4: Age of Extinction.’ Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are actual working vehicles to be auctioned later this month by Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale.

FUTURE TECH January 2, 2016

Rare Skeleton Of Allosaurus Dinosaur Fails To Sell At Auction: Why?

Art collectors pay for the signature on the artwork, not for the artwork itself. In this case, Mother Nature's signature on the rare Allosaurus fossil, T-Rex's smaller cousin, is not as valuable as the Picasso name.

Animals November 26, 2015

Here's How Much It Will Cost To Grab Range Rover Once Owned By David Beckham

England football superstar David Beckham's Range Rover will go up on sale next month. Here's how much it cost to drive this car the Beckham way.

FUTURE TECH November 18, 2015

Hong Kong Billionaire Buys World's Most Expensive Diamond For 7-Year-Old Daughter

Sad news to all the ladies. The world's most expensive diamond is now in the possession of billionaire Joseph Lau's 7-year-old daughter.

Society November 13, 2015

Is Sotheby’s Taubman Auction A Sign Of Things To Come In The Art Market?

Over the last 60 years, A. Alfred Taubman collected art. His collection was recently auctioned by Sotheby’s, the results of which could hint at the future of the art market.

Society November 5, 2015

Kurt Cobain’s Green Cardigan From MTV Unplugged Performance To Hit Auction Block

Few things stand out when Kurt Cobain is in the picture. One of them is the green cardigan he wore for Nirvana’s 'MTV Unplugged' performance, which will hit Julien’s Live’s auction block Nov. 7.

Movies/TV Shows November 3, 2015

FCC Sets Opening Bids For Major Spectrum Auction Next Year: Proceeds Could Exceed $80B

The FCC has set up opening bids for spectrum auction that will take place in early 2016. The proceeds of the auction may exceed $80 billion.

Business October 20, 2015

You Can Bid To Name A New Moth Species On eBay

If you've ever wanted name a new species without actually going through the trouble of discovering one, now's your chance. The winner of a recently-launched eBay auction will help name a new moth species.

Earth/Environment October 19, 2015

110-Year-Old Queen Victoria Brougham Electric Car Fetches $95,000 At Auction

Auction winner owns a unique 110-year-old electric car. Bonhams notes that it is the only one left in existence.

FUTURE TECH September 30, 2015

Dog Walker Who Found Whale Vomit Strikes Gold After Ambergris Was Sold At Auction

Rare whale vomit sold at auction house in North England for $16,700.

September 28, 2015

A Real Slave Leia Gold Bikini Is On The Auction Block

It's a piece of cinematic history. It's a moment in time, captured forever in the minds of geeky fanboys. It's Princess Leia's gold bikini, and if you have a spare $100k laying around, it could be yours.

Movies/TV Shows September 17, 2015

Oakland Zoo Art Show Underway, Auctions Works By Animal Artists For A Cause

Who better to participate in a fundraiser for animal conservation than animals themselves! Resident animals at the Oakland Zoo let their creative juices flow, painting works for the benefit of their counterparts in the wild.

September 13, 2015

Whale Vomit Found On Beach Expected To Cost $10,000 In Auction

A dog walker was able to find an exquisite type of whale vomit that is said to cost about $10,000. The said substance is valued as such due to its ability to effectively prolong the scent of perfumes.

Earth/Environment September 8, 2015

Unearthed Atari Games in New Mexico Landfill Go For Over $100,000 In Auction

Unearthed Atari gaming system cartridges that were the subject of the documentary Atari: Game Over sold for over $100,000 in auctions, with most of the proceeds going back to the city where the cartridges were found.

Video Games August 31, 2015

Upcoming Sci-Fi Auction Puts Spock's Uniform, A Stormtrooper Helmet And More Up For Bid

Here's your chance to take part of movie and TV history home with you. An upcoming auction in London will put some of the most iconic sci-fi costumes, props and production materials up for bid.

Movies/TV Shows August 28, 2015

New England Patriots' Deflategate Ball Up For Auction

A ball from the New England Patriots' infamous Deflategate scandal is being put up for auction at And it could fetch six figures.

Movies/TV Shows June 18, 2015

Einstein's Letters About Theory Of Relativity, God, And 25 Other Letters Sold For $$$

The California-based auction house Profiles in History auctioned off several works written by the theoretical physicist Albert Einstein on various topics. The historic items, known as the Einstein Letters, were sold for $420,000.

June 13, 2015

First Edition Of 'The Hobbit' With J.R.R. Tolkien's Inscription Breaks Sales Record

A first edition of 'The Hobbit' signed by author J.R.R. Tolkien has sold for £137,000 at auction. This is more than double the world record for a first edition of the novel.

Movies/TV Shows June 5, 2015

$179.4 Million: How Much Pablo Picasso's 'The Women of Algiers' Painting Sold For

Pablo Picasso's 'Les femmes d'Alger, Version O' is now the highest priced artwork sold at an auction as it fetched $179.37 million at a Christie's 'Looking Forward to the Past' sale in New York.

Internet Culture May 12, 2015

100-Carat Flawless Diamond Sells For $22.1 Million At New York Auction

A massive emerald cut diamond is the star of the night at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York.

Internet Culture April 22, 2015

His Holiness Francisco' iPad Auctions For Record $30500

An iPad once owned by Pope Francis has been auctioned off, fetching a massive $30,500. Proceeds will go toward the Francisco de Paysandu high school for the poor in Uruguay.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2015

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