Few space collectors living or dead hold a candle to Leon Ford, who passed away in 2014. On Thursday, Ford’s lifetime memorabilia collection sold at a Boston auction house for $678,983.
Apparently this is the actual TARDIS prop used by Doctor Who back in the Jon Pertwee era — which seems believable, since it was pretty battered-looking back in 1971 and the intervening decades probably haven't been kind. Makes me kind of nostalgic for the days when the TARDIS was less imposing and shiny.
Antiques Roadshow, the venerable BBC programme about valuing the public's collections, came a cropper during a recent event in Buckinghamshire when they were shown an incredibly rare prop from the original Star Wars - which much to their surprise, is worth quite a bit of money.
This is Mike Fountaine, a guy who has spent almost 50 of his 60 years in this planet collecting stuff from McDonald's. From more than 1,000 cups and glasses to dozens of Happy Meal boxes, he has a 75,000-object collection, fully catalogued, divided in 389 categories displayed over two miles of shelves.
For as much as Richard Branson would like to convince us otherwise, regular folks like us have precious little chance of ever leaving the comfort of Earth's atmosphere and venturing into space. But that doesn't mean you can't own an item that already has.
Break out your checkbook and get ready to explain to your kids why they're not going to college anymore; Julien's Auction House is currently running its "Hollywood Legends 2013" live auction in Beverly Hills. You've got props and costumery from James Bond, Bruce Lee, and dozens of old-timey Hollywood classics.
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!
For dedicated fans, money is no object when it comes to obtaining the perfect piece of memorabilia. But when dealing with random EBay auctioneers selling "authentic" merchandise sight-unseen, you might not be getting the genuine article you paid for. Amazon's new Entertainment Collectibles service, however, offers…
Even after three decades, Ridley Scott's dystopian saga remains a hallmark of science-fiction cinema, retaining a fervent and loyal fan base. But even among dedicated memorabilia collectors, Geoff Hutchins' exhaustive archive of Blade Runner-related items is simply stunning.
Profiles in History is holding a massive, massive memorabilia auction this weekend, December 15 and 16, and you've got the opportunity to buy over 900 screen-used items from some of the biggest movies of all time. The best part—you don't even need to be in LA to place a bid.Estimated auction value: $30,000 -…
"Stephen G. Wozniak", "steven p. jobs" and "Ronald Wayne". The latter had the best signature on Apple Computer's founding contract, signed on April 1st, 1976. Too bad he used it again to sell his 10% share for $800.
He says he's not obsessive—we'll leave that for you to decide. But Nathan Shedroff certainly has an obsessive eye for good design, prompting him to amass an multi-year collection of stuff you would have found aboard the jet.
If you missed the Michael Jackson auction, here is another opportunity for you to own a piece of out-of-this-world memorabilia—including a spacesuit worn during a Gemini test mission.
As the auction of Concorde gear in Toulouse enters its last day, let's see what's been snapped up, shall we? Well, you could have had a supersonic toilet seat (which goes even faster than this one) for just $3,674. But the two most interesting pieces, a machometer, and a set of the supersonic plane's landing gear,…
If you're a die-hard Apple buff and want the world to know it, place your bid for this massive original Apple Computer sign. This sign comes from the era of the manly rainbow-colored logo and has been hanging on an authorized Apple dealer's store wall for years. The dealer is relocating and you can be the beneficiary…
What stories would these pens tell of some of the fabled ballparks in baseball history? They're made of the wood from stadium seats that were removed when those famous ballparks were torn down or remodeled. Now you can own a piece of Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, or Ebbets Field, and each pen is laser…