This guy collected 75,000 McDonald's items over 50 years

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. » 5/06/14 6:41pm 5/06/14 6:41pm

Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of the Space Race

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. » 11/21/13 2:00pm 11/21/13 2:00pm

8 Iconic Film Props You Can Totally Try to Buy Right Now

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. » 4/05/13 7:00am 4/05/13 7:00am

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

The 9 Coolest Collectibles You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now

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… » 2/19/13 6:40pm 2/19/13 6:40pm

You Can't Replicate These Ultra-Rare Blade Runner Storyboards

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. » 12/20/12 5:20pm 12/20/12 5:20pm

12 Amazing Movie Props You'll Actually Be Able to Buy This Weekend

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. » 12/13/12 7:00pm 12/13/12 7:00pm

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Apple Founding Papers Are Up For Sale

"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. » 12/01/11 5:40pm 12/01/11 5:40pm

One Man's Quest to Collect Every Single Item From the Concorde

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. » 10/06/10 11:40am 10/06/10 11:40am

Gemini Suit and Other Space Memorabilia Up For Auction

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. » 4/14/09 6:20pm 4/14/09 6:20pm

Star Wars Flashers Use The Force (i.e., Flashing, Spinning Heads) to…

Always had something against Darth Vader and his many Stormtrooper cronies? Why not denigrate them to the lowest forms of consumer electronics by decapitating their shrunken heads and turning those into nifty Star Wars phone flashers? Now if you're in a way-too-noisy cantina, or if you're phone is on silent, the head… » 9/18/08 10:10pm 9/18/08 10:10pm

Concorde Auction Sees Toilet Seat Go for Astronomical Sum

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,… » 10/01/07 6:00am 10/01/07 6:00am

6-foot Neon Rainbow Apple Computer Logo on eBay for $4500

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… » 7/24/07 7:14pm 7/24/07 7:14pm

If These Ballpark Pens Could Talk...

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… » 5/30/06 1:58pm 5/30/06 1:58pm