Two pages from one of Herge’s Tintin comics sold at auction at Artcurial yesterday for €1.05 million ($1.2 million). While not a record, the price demonstrates the robust nature of original comic book art, even outside of the superhero comics.
Good news, Lovecraft fans! While it’s not a new piece of fiction, a new manuscript penned by the famous horror writer has been discovered, tucked away in a collection of magical memorabilia.
An exceptionally rare and fully-functional Nazi Enigma M4 enciphering machine used during the Second World War has sold for a whopping $365,000, setting a new world record at auction.
Assuming you have a great deal of disposable income. Like, a lot.
It’s a special day, and I’m not just talking about Force Friday Eve: It’s my birthday! I’ve known for years that I share my birthday with a few interesting entities like Charlie Sheen. But there’s one thing I did not know I shared a birthday with until today: 20 years ago, a little company named eBay was born.
A fully restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire shot over France during the Second World War has sold at auction for $4.8 million (£3,106,500). That’s a new record.
“What’s beautiful about sci-fi posters from the 1950s and ’60s is that they’re so graphic, and the imagery is so over the top,” says Grey Smith, the director for Heritage Auctions’ new auction of vintage movie posters owned by collector Edward Sommer.
Auction house Bonhams is selling off a remarkable assortment of WWII-era items, including the Nazi surrender order and the Enola Gay co-pilot’s flight logs. The sale is expected to fetch a considerable amount of money, but should such historically sensitive items be auctioned off at all?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a feather into the cap of its under-construction museum by purchasing an iconic prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey: the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Spherical Space Shuttle.
If you've always wanted to dabble in cryptocurrency speculation but you were just waiting until you could acquire some Bitcoin that you knew was FOR SURE used in digital drug deals, I have some good-ass news for you: the United States Marshals Service is auctioning off 50,000 Bitcoins seized from Ross Ulbricht's…
The original Phasers from Star Trek have almost been lost to history - only two surviving props from the 60's remain. But now, 47 years after it first appeared on screen, one of them is going up for auction next month.
A hero as popular and long-lasting as Batman is bound to get some weird merchandise over the years. That said, I'm not sure anyone was expecting an ultra-rare trading card of Batman's bathroom break to be one of those things, or for it to be on eBay for three and a half thousand dollars.
That's right: this ultra-rare 1792 "Birch Cent," named for engraver Robert Birch, just raked in nearly $2.6 million at a Florida auction. What allows a one cent coin to fetch such a high price?
Part of the appeal of Laika's stable of films is their fantastic hand-made aesthetics. They're all stylistically interesting, but the commitment to traditional stop-motion animation is what makes them so great - and also means that next month you could own a little bit of Coraline, Paranorman or Boxtrolls!
It's no surprise that rare toys can go for big money, but it's all the more surprising when it's a defective one that brings in the big bucks - especially from such a recently released toy like this Princess Peach Amiibo, which recently sold on eBay for just over twenty-five grand.
You might look at this and baulk, thinking 'that's not the 1966 Batmobile though!', but this is the very first officially licensed Batmobile, having preceded Adam West's TV ride by 3 years - and it just sold for a pretty penny at auction.
Todd McFarlane's cover to The Amazing Spider-Man #300 is one of the most recognisable comic book covers in History - and now the original artwork is going to auction, and expected to fetch a pretty penny.
Bond fans, start counting up the pennies in your piggy banks - you'll only need 100,000,000 of them to afford this modified Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me that's shown up on eBay.