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March 25, 2013

Collection of Beatles color photos nets more than £25,000 at auction

  • £27,140 was the winning bid for a collection of color photos from The Beatles’ first U.S. tour auctioned last Friday in Stockport, Chesire, UK. While there are countless black-and-white photos from the group’s first trek across America, color photographs from the first tour are apparently rare, making the collection sold on Friday quite the noteworthy offering. Still, we imagine the seller was both shocked and excited to see the final winning bid, considering the photos were originally expected to net ten to fifteen thousand British pounds. source
15:16 // 1 year ago
December 5, 2012
Remember that time Charles Schultz flirted with a woman nearly half his age by sending her suggestive drawings of his most famous creation? If so, you can relive this moment at auction. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s; ht Gawker)

Remember that time Charles Schultz flirted with a woman nearly half his age by sending her suggestive drawings of his most famous creation? If so, you can relive this moment at auction. (AP Photo/Sotheby’s; ht Gawker)

21:36 // 1 year ago
October 17, 2011
The sixth Beatle? ”A Christie’s employee displays a letter inviting an unknown drummer to audition for The Beatles, at their auction house in London, on Oct. 17. The handwritten letter by Paul McCartney, dated 12 August 1960, inviting an unknown drummer to audition for The Beatles, was discovered folded-up inside a book, by an anonymous collector at a car boot sale in Bootle, Liverpool, England. It is expected to sell at auction for 7,000-9,000 pounds ($11,050-$14,200).” (Photo via Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

The sixth Beatle? ”A Christie’s employee displays a letter inviting an unknown drummer to audition for The Beatles, at their auction house in London, on Oct. 17. The handwritten letter by Paul McCartney, dated 12 August 1960, inviting an unknown drummer to audition for The Beatles, was discovered folded-up inside a book, by an anonymous collector at a car boot sale in Bootle, Liverpool, England. It is expected to sell at auction for 7,000-9,000 pounds ($11,050-$14,200).” (Photo via Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

11:31 // 2 years ago
November 14, 2010
Auction of Bernard Madoff’s personal effects = $2 million
Three words: Bernard Madoff’s undies, last in the public eye when he crapped his pants after finally getting caught about two years ago. source
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Three words: Bernard Madoff’s undies, last in the public eye when he crapped his pants after finally getting caught about two years ago. source

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1:18 // 3 years ago
November 11, 2010
Apple I auctioned: Own a piece of computer history that Woz built
Are you the kind of person who doesn’t consider money an object? Did you solder your first computer together from a kit? Did you write your own operating system based on an article you read in BYTE Magazine way back in 1979? Did you parlay your nerdery into the kind of success that someone who is unfamiliar with the work of Raymond Feist could never even dream of? If so, this Christie’s auction is for you. It’s the original Apple I, and the auction starts off at a modest $160,000 – a few bucks more than its original $666.66 price. Have at it, nerd. source
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Are you the kind of person who doesn’t consider money an object? Did you solder your first computer together from a kit? Did you write your own operating system based on an article you read in BYTE Magazine way back in 1979? Did you parlay your nerdery into the kind of success that someone who is unfamiliar with the work of Raymond Feist could never even dream of? If so, this Christie’s auction is for you. It’s the original Apple I, and the auction starts off at a modest $160,000 – a few bucks more than its original $666.66 price. Have at it, nerd. source

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21:16 // 3 years ago