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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

Stephen Hawking Wheelchair And Other Personal Effects To Be Sold At Auction

The personal belongings of Stephen Hawking will be auctioned in London. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

October 22, 2018

Christie's To Auction Meteorite That Produced Sonic Boom Over Michigan

Last month a fireball had broken apart over Michigan, pieces of which fell on Lake Zukey. Auction house Christie's is now going to auction the well-preserved Michigan meteorite, which was collected by a resident.

Space February 14, 2018

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

Want To Own A Space Rock? Christie's To Auction Meteorites

These 'pet rocks' you can take home are out of this world. Literally. They're meteorites. Christie's London is organizing an auction for the sale of valuable meteorites.

Space April 8, 2016

Paris Chateau Becomes World's Most Expensive Home After $301 Million Purchase Of Middle Eastern Buyer

Chateau Louis XIV in Paris was sold for a staggering $301 million to an anonymous Middle Eastern buyer. With the purchase, the chateau is now considered to be the most expensive home in the world.

Society December 17, 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

'American Pie' Manuscript by Don McLean Crosses Auction Block for $1.2 Million

The 18-page original manuscript of Don McLean's iconic hit 'American Pie' sold for $1.2 million at an auction in New York. It was the third highest auction price for an American literary manuscript, according to Christie's Auctions.

Movies/TV Shows April 8, 2015

Rare Working Apple-1 Fetches $365,000 at NY Auction: 'An Incredible Experience'

How much does the only Apple-1 computer, documented to have been sold directly from Steve Jobs’ garage, cost? It's worth more than 500 iPhone 6 units.

Computers December 12, 2014

Want a Nobel? You Can Buy the Prize Won for Discovering DNA Structure

The 1962 Noble Prize for medicine is going up for auction in December. Why did James Watson donate the award?

November 26, 2014

Historic chip fails to lure reserve bid auction price, authenticity questioned

A prototype of the component that birthed the microchip revolution was left without a buyer at Christie's auction in New York. Texas Instruments stated it couldn't confirm the authenticity of the integrated circuit.

Computers June 20, 2014

Historic Kilby chip could fetch $2M at auction, may be oldest chip from pre-PC era

Christie's has announced it is selling a historic chip from one of the pioneers in miniaturization. It is expected to fetch $2 million.

Computers June 19, 2014

Mystery buyer wins Francis Bacon's Triptych artwork for record $142.4 mn in auction

An anonymous buyer has purchased Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" for a whopping $142.4 million, which is a new record.

Arts & Culture November 14, 2013

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