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A Holy Grail of Personal Computing Hits the Auction Block

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. Read More >>

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90-Year-Old Mould Sold for Almost £12k

The idea that a bit of gross mould would be worth $14,617 (£11,888.57) seems absurd until you realise it may be the most important mould to that was ever grown. Read More >>

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The Third Nikon Camera Ever Built Just Sold For £320,000 in Auction

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 £320,000 at an auction in Austria. Read More >>

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A Tonne of Classic Macs Are Going Up for Auction

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. Read More >>

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This Incredible Collection of 400 Vintage Boomboxes Is Up For Sale

If you happen to be in the market for 400 vintage boomboxes, then it’s your lucky day. Craig Kenton, a New Zealander who’s collected boomboxes for fifteen years is auctioning off his entire collection, and it’s huge. Read More >>

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Someone Bought Einstein’s Smelly Leather Jacket for Over £100,000

Christie’s has 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. Read More >>

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Do You Own the Most Valuable Star Wars Toys?

Well, do you? Or have you lost them? Or sold them? Or maybe you binned them in a hurry before a girl entered your bedroom for the first time? Perhaps you think Star Wars is rubbish and spend all your time playing with proper, constructive, educational toys instead, like Lego City vehicles? Read More >>

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Fully-Functional TRON Lightcycle Sold For £50,000

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 (£49,927). Read More >>

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This 25-Year-Old Computer Just Sold for Nearly £15,000 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 the Commodore 65. You can tell because it sold for €20,050, or £14,825. Read More >>

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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 budget plane over to Dallas: some of the Beatles' microphones, complete with authentic Lennon & McCartney Spittle, are up for sale. Read More >>

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A 40-Inch Fossilised Dinosaur Poo is Going Up for Auction

You did read that correctly, a genuine fossilised dinosaur poo (or coprolite) has been listed by auction house I.M. Chait. It's 40 inches (101.6cm) long, is believed to be around 23 million years old and is expected to fetch between $8,000 and $10,000 (£4,712 - £5,890) when it goes under the hammer tomorrow. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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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.  Gizmodo got the chance to take a peek. Read More >>

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All I Want For Christmas is Misty the £600,000 Diplodocus

My most prized Christmas present ever was the Jurassic Park T-Rex toy, complete with speaker-embedded stomping feet and "realistic" rubbery skin. I still have it sitting on my bookshelf, where it proudly surveys all that goes on in my household. Were I the son of a Saudi Prince, I'd probably have popped the real-life remains of "Misty" the diplodocus on the top of my Christmas list instead. Read More >>