The only thing worse than getting struck by lightning or a large, flying bird is getting struck by a meteorite. Thankfully, the chances of this happening to you are incredibly low—according to National Geographic, there is only one confirmed case of a meteorite striking a person. So perhaps it’s no surprise that a…
Later this month, one of the rarest specimens of hardware history will go up for auction: a working Apple-1. While most will people will never be able to afford to bid on it, this is a great opportunity to look at this beautifully ragtag machine before it disappears into someone’s collection.
The idea that a bit of gross mold would be worth $14,617 seems absurd until you realize it may be the most important mold to that was ever grown.
Photographers are some of the most extreme brand loyalists out there, and it was proven once again when one of the oldest Nikon cameras in existence sold for $406,000 at an auction in Austria.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a piece of Twilight, do we have some news for you: On November 19 and 20, the Prop Shop is holding a two-day live auction of over 900 props from all five Twilight movies in Los Angeles, including costumes, jewelry, even Jacob’s motorcycle. But who cares about that? Here are the weird,…
Tekserve, known as the “original Apple Store” and a technology icon in NYC for 29 years, sadly closed up shop this week. And in traditional “everything must go” style, is putting its gigantic collection of Macs up for auction.
If you happen to be in the market for 400 vintage boomboxes, then it’s your lucky da. Craig Kenton, a New Zealander who’s collected boomboxes for fifteen years is auctioning off his entire collection, and it’s huge.
Today, Christie’s auctioned off the well-worn leather jacket of Albert Einstein. You may know him as the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who figured out the essence of the universe almost a full century before science could prove him right. But he also had great fashion sense.
The upcoming rare cameras auctions at Bonhams will feature rare photography equipment and accessories crafted by iconic manufacturers (Hasselblad, Leica, Nikon, Rolleiflex just to name a few). But for those who are fond of the history of spying, the real stars of the event on December 3 in Hong Kong) will be these…
If you’ve always had your heart set on a TRON Lightcycle — a working one, not a matchbox toy — you’d better start saving. The going rate (as much as there is a going rate for one-off movie-replica collectibles) is $77,000.
The Apple 1 is the most sought after collector piece of computing hardware. It is the Action Comics No. 1 of retro computing. The first appearance of Superman. The one that started it all. But if there was to be a No. 2, it would be this guy—the Commodore 65.
A 56-page document handwritten by Alan Turing will be auctioned off in April, with part of the proceeds (it's expected to fetch over $1 million) going to charity. The manuscript dates from 1942, Turing's Enigma Code-breaking days, and contains musings on mathematics and computer science.
It's been over 125 years since Jack the Ripper prowled the streets of London, but here's something new: artifacts tied to the case are heading to the auction block.
You know that $600 you have stashed under the mattress to buy a pimpin' flatscreen in the sales? Grab it, raid the kid's piggy banks, and jump on a plane down to Dallas: some of the Beatles' microphones, complete with authentic Lennon & McCartney Spittle, are up for sale.
The auction of Ray Bradbury's sci-fi art collection ends tomorrow, September 25th. Included in the auction are Bradbury's "The Burning Man" print, which became the cover for Fahrenheit 451; a Charles Addams painting that became the cover for From the Dust Returned, and Bradbury's collection of animation cels. [Live…
We know that Peter Capaldi has long been a huge fan of Doctor Who, but if he were the Doctor's school teacher, Capaldi would actually give him pretty low grades.
Fanboys, form an orderly line: true Apple fans can take their chance at buying these original rainbow logos that once graced the walls of the company's Cupertino HQ in a forthcoming Bonhams auction.
There is art in everything. Value in trash. Millions in the tiniest of things. Take this stamp. Known as the One-Cent Magenta from British Guiana, it's 158 years old, hasn't been seen in public since the mid 1980's and is considered to be the Mona Lisa of stamps. Oh and Sotheby's expects it to sell for $10 million to…
This week, Bonhams hosted an auction of historical space items in Manhattan. The Space History Sale featured troves of objects and documents, both American and Soviet, dating back to the heyday of the space race. And Gizmodo got the chance to take a peek.
On April 8th, the New York City branch of Bonhams will be hosting a "Space History" auction, and Gizmodo has been given a preview of the some of the historically unique, space age artifacts that will be for sale. From full-body Soviet space suits to a control panel once used on the space station Mir, the range of…