This 25-Year-Old Computer Just Sold for $23,000 on eBay

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. » 2/15/15 3:10pm 2/15/15 3:10pm

An Original Beatles Mic Is A Better Use Of Your Black Friday Cash

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. » 11/28/14 3:30pm 11/28/14 3:30pm

You Can Buy These Original Cupertino Rainbow Apple Signs

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. » 5/19/14 7:15am 5/19/14 7:15am

Buying Pieces of the Space Race at Bonhams' Space History Auction

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. » 4/10/14 4:00pm 4/10/14 4:00pm

Soviet and American Space Suits For Sale at This Other-Worldly Auction

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… » 2/21/14 9:00am 2/21/14 9:00am

Holy wow, you can actually swim like Scrooge McDuck in this bank vault

People of Earth, dreamers of the universe and possible alien organisms of the beyond: you can swim like Scrooge McDuck in a Swiss bank vault in real life. Like, literally swim in money. This is incredible. A bank safe swimming pool filled with 8 million Swiss coins is being auctioned off to the highest bidder who… » 12/11/13 7:24pm 12/11/13 7:24pm

Inside Jony Ive's Extraordinary (and Very Expensive) Sotheby's Auction

Jony Ive creates objects that end up in the hands of hundreds of millions of people. But for his latest trick—a RED charity auction at Sotheby's tomorrow afternoon—he and designer Marc Newson are offering up something else: The one-of-a-kind. » 11/22/13 2:00pm 11/22/13 2:00pm

Ancient Bones and Millionaires: Dinosaurs For Sale in Manhattan

The New York City branch of Bonhams auction house hosted an eye-popping and widely hyped dinosaur auction in the city yesterday afternoon. At the center were the so-called "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs," a huge, combined fossil of two nearly-complete dinosaur skeletons apparently caught fighting to the death, valued as… » 11/20/13 9:40am 11/20/13 9:40am

26 Stunning Cartoon Backdrops That Deserve To Be Hung on a Wall

Have you ever found yourself watching a cartoon and noticing the illustrations behind the characters? Those backgrounds can often be prettier than the action in the foreground. If only those pesky mice and long-nosed boys would get out of the way! If so, the upcoming Beverly Hills Animation Art Signature Auction is… » 11/11/13 9:00am 11/11/13 9:00am

You Can Buy the President's Real Air Force One Airplane

Here's something that you never really run across eBay or Craigslist: the real Air Force One airplane. As in the freaking flying aircraft that has freaking transported freaking Presidents of the freaking United States of America in the freaking air. Let's buy this thing, people! » 5/09/13 10:15pm 5/09/13 10:15pm

You Can Buy the Leica That Captured the Iconic Kiss in Times Square…

If you fancy buying yourself a little slice of photographic history, now's your chance. Because the Leica IIIa rangefinder used by Alfred Eisenstaedt to capture the iconic V-J day photo Kiss in Times Square is up for sale. » 4/22/13 4:31am 4/22/13 4:31am

Buzz Aldrin's Moon Toothbrush (And Much, Much More) Is For Sale

Now that the Bonhams' controversial space memorabilia auction finished a few days ago, we can focus on the next big gig: the 2013 April 18 Space Exploration Signature Auction by Heritage Auctions. This is an amazingly huge pile of 549 lots, full of highly desirable must-have items for the space enthusiast. » 3/27/13 1:26pm 3/27/13 1:26pm

7 Pieces of Space History That You Can Own This Week

Bonhams auction house is hosting a space history sale tomorrow. They've done similar things in the past, but this one is more fun because it's now and Buzz Aldrin is opposed to it. Controversy and memorabilia! » 3/24/13 7:15pm 3/24/13 7:15pm

You Can Buy Every Single SNES Game Ever for $25,000

If you have 25 grand lying around and gathering dust, why not spend it on buying every single Super Nintendo game ever? YES. DO IT. Also, why not hang out with me after you buy it so we can play all 721 SNES games you just bought? Sounds like a plan! » 12/10/12 7:40pm 12/10/12 7:40pm

You Can Buy This $195 Million US Navy Stealth Ship for Just $100,000

If I had $100,000 handy, I would bid for the Sea Shadow, the stealth ship that DARPA built for the US Navy in 1983. It's now for sale at GSA Auctions. The original price tag: the US Government paid $195 million to Lockheed Martin to build it. And you get a HMB-1 Mining Barge too in the package too. » 4/27/12 3:40pm 4/27/12 3:40pm

Anyone Wants This Original Apollo XI Mission Patch Flown the Moon?

This original Apollo XI mission patch actually flown to the Moon by Michael Collins will be for sale this Thursday. It's signed by Collins, Aldrin and Armstrong. It's printed in Beta cloth—the fireproof silica fiber cloth used in Apollo space suits. » 4/24/12 9:17am 4/24/12 9:17am

The Nike Air Mag Is Selling for About $6,000 Per Pair

The Nike Air Mag, a shoe I dreamt of wearing as a kid and can only dream of buying today, are being auctioned off for the search for a cure for Parkinson's Disease. They're selling for $6,142 a pair. » 9/12/11 5:40pm 9/12/11 5:40pm

Rare Snap of a 19th Century Killer Becomes Fourth Priciest Photo Ever

Of course, it's not just any old 19th century killer, pictured in this ferrotype—it's the one and only Billy the Kid, the wild west outlaw who killed between four and 21 men. Selling for $2.3 million in an auction on the weekend, it became the fourth most expensive photo to ever be sold. » 6/28/11 4:40am 6/28/11 4:40am

The World's Oldest-Surviving Nikon is Going Under the Hammer

The ultimate sin would be if a Canon-user bought the oldest-surviving Nikon camera (from 1948) at auction. As bidding starts at 70,000 Euros (around $100,000), you'd have to really want that slice of photography history. [Nikon-Rumors via PetaPixel] » 4/08/11 8:10am 4/08/11 8:10am

New Jersey Was About to Sell Confidential Data in an Auction and They…

New Jersey was prepared to auction off some old computers and laptops in a state-run auction to raise funds, a pretty common practice in our lean times. Idiotically though, the computers, which were used by the judiciary branch, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health and Senior Services, and… » 3/10/11 10:00am 3/10/11 10:00am