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Category: Science & Technology

  • Auction Industry

    Meteorites at Auction: A Category Spotlight

    How much do meteorites sell for at auction? And how often are they made available? Sericho Pallasitic Meteorite Sphere. Photo by Bonhams. Sericho, Kenya’s only rocks are meteorites. So many litter the ground south of town that elders reminisce about playing on mounds of them when they were children. A…

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  • Auction Result, Press Release

    Collectors seeking rare antique gambling machines hit the jackpot at Morphy’s $5M Coin-Op & Advertising sale featuring Mel Getlan collection, Oct. 29-31

    Only known example of showstopping Caille ‘Triple Centaur’ musical upright slot machine claims top-lot honors at $240,000 5¢/25¢/5¢ CAILLE BROTHERS TRIPLE CENTAUR MUSICAL UPRIGHT SLOT MACHINE DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s high-stakes Oct. 29-31 auction of antique coin-op machines and early advertising tallied a whopping $5 million, with the only known…

    Collectors seeking rare antique gambling machines hit the jackpot at Morphys $5M Coin-Op & Advertising sale featuring Mel Getlan collection, Oct. 29-31
  • Auction Industry

    The Spookiest Items Coming to Auction This Halloween

    Halloween may look different during a public health crisis, but many auction houses are still bringing the spirit of the season to bidders. Auction Daily surveyed the offerings to find the spookiest lots. Ghosts at Morton Subastas  October 29th, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT Mariana Yampolsky, La novia fantasma, 1999.…

    The Spookiest Items Coming to Auction This Halloween1
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    Skinner Brings Vintage Vietnam War Watches and More in Upcoming Sale

    Under the shadow of the Vietnam War, the U.S. government decided that the military required more specialized forces to combat insurgency. This move included an expansion of Navy SEAL teams, complete with sweeping updates to the troops’ equipment and specifications. From this period came the Tornek-Rayville TR-900 dive watch, which…

    Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch
  • Auction Industry

    67 Million Years Old “Stan” the T. Rex Highlights Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale

    Stan, the T. Rex. Photo by the AP/Mary Altaffer. Part-time paleontologist and a plumber and electrician by occupation, Stan Sacrison’s deep interest in fossils began in the 1960s when he found his first dinosaur bone. Sacrison was eight at the time, and he hasn’t stopped since. In the spring of…

    67 Million Years Old Stan the T. Rex Highlights Christies 20th Century Evening Sale1
  • Auction Industry

    Grant Zahajko will conduct an auction dedicated to NASA, space and aviation collectibles on October 1st, live and online

    The sale will be led by the outstanding lifetime collection of the late Bill Endicott, plus a golf ball signed by America’s very first astronaut, Alan Shepard. Golf ball signed by America’s very first man in space, Alan Shepard (est. $4,000-$6,000). Shepard signed it for the consignor – a former…

    Grant Zahajko will conduct an auction dedicated to NASA, space and aviation collectibles on October 1st, live and online
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    One of the Largest Pieces of the Moon Found on Earth Lands in Upcoming Heritage Auctions Event

    A 5-pound Martian meteorite is also for sale in August 7 Nature & Science auction NWA 8641 Lunar Meteorite: Large Piece of the Moon DALLAS, Texas (August 4, 2020) – No hyperbole is necessary here, nor breathless embellishment. This lot in Heritage Auctions’ August 7 Nature & Science event is nothing less than…

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    Conflicts of the 19th and 20th Centuries

    The impacts of many 20th-century world conflicts continue to resonate today. From World War I and II to the Korean and Vietnam wars and the Cuban Revolution, Bonhams will offer collectors parts of this global history in the upcoming political memorabilia auction. Particularly featured is a 26th of July Movement…

    CBI AND KOREAN WAR TRENCH ART.
  • Auction Result

    2001: A Space Odyssey suit and Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 control stick each sold for $370,000

    The spacesuit was estimated to fetch between $200,000 and 300,000. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Julien’s Auctions had liftoff of its two-day blockbuster Hollywood and Space exploration memorabilia event Hollywood: Legends & Explorers, Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com. Over 900…

    2001 A Space Odyssey suit and Neil Armstrongs Apollo 11 control stick each sold for $370000
  • Auction Industry

    'Top Gun' helmet and 'Alien' spaceship in Hollywood props auction

    Items up for auction at the Prop Store Auction in late August are on display at the Prop Store in Valencia, California on July 15, 2020 including the 11-foot Nostromo, the principal filming model miniature space craft from Ridley Scott's science fiction film "Alien", estimated at $300,000 - 500,000 USD.…

    Top Gun helmet and Alien spaceship in Hollywood props auction
  • Auction Industry

    Parts from the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module Are Coming to Auction

    Julien’s Auctions presents controls used by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on their first-to-the-moon mission. Photo of Earth taken during the Apollo 11 space mission. The Apollo 11 space mission fulfilled the late President John F. Kennedy's 1961 goal to put a man on the moon before the…

    Parts from the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module Are Coming to Auction-4
  • Auction Result

    Morphy's hits the jackpot with $3M auction of antique coin-op machines, advertising

    Mills ‘Twin Chicago’ double upright slot machine that accepts both quarters (‘Two Bits’) and nickels, with musical attachment. All original from top to bottom and inside out. Sold within estimate for $79,950. DENVER, PA.- For many collectors, Morphy’s Coin-op and Antique Advertising Auction originally scheduled for March and delayed until June 20-21 due…

    Morphy's hits the jackpot with $3M auction of antique coin-op machines, advertising
  • Auction Industry

    Iconic '2001: A Space Odyssey' suit to hit auction block

    The spacesuit is conservatively estimated to fetch between $200,000 and 300,000.by Maggy Donaldson NEW YORK(AFP).- The elusive "2001: A Space Odyssey" spacesuit believed to have been worn by Dr. David Bowman when he "killed" HAL in the groundbreaking 1968 film goes on the auction block next month. The highlight of a…

    Iconic '2001 A Space Odyssey' suit to hit auction block
  • Auction Result

    Miller & Miller's May 9th auction featured everything from antique sewing machines to car hood ornaments

    NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – An exceedingly rare Dominion Cartridge Company ammunition board, produced in Canada in the 1930s, sold for $4,500, and antique and vintage sewing machines from the world-class collection of Carl Koenig brought nice high prices in an online Signs, Toys & Historic Objects auction held May…

    Miller & Miller's May 9th auction featured everything from antique sewing machines to car hood ornaments
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    Sotheby's to hold vintage barware auction commemorating the 100th anniversary of Prohibition

    James Dixon & Sons Binocular Double Spirit Flask. James Dixon & Sons. Aluminum and leather covered, circa 1930s. Estimate $800/1,200. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby’s will present 100 Years – Prohibition in America, an online auction celebrating the beauty, ingenuity and design of barware and fine silver that was inspired both practically and…

    Sotheby's to hold vintage barware auction commemorating the 100th anniversary of Prohibition
  • Auction Preview

    Coin-Op & Advertising

    Violano-Virtuoso is a coin-operated and self-playing violin and key-less piano, made by Mills Novelty Company. In the upcoming Coin-Op and Advertising Auction, Morphy Auctions displays an example of a bow-front Violano-Virtuoso. This instrument was fully repaired by Robert Loeffler and is made of oak with tiger striping on its cabinet.…

    RED AND ORANGE PENNY CATCH HEAD.
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    Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

    In the upcoming Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction, a 1968 Rolex Daytona “Exotic” dial wristwatch can be found. This watch is nicknamed the “Paul Newman Rolex” after the actor’s wife bought him one as a gift. Purchased in 1970 or 1971, this watch has remained in the estate of…

    Triple Calendar Paperweight Clock
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    Comics, Comic Art, Sports Memorabilia, Animation Art & Disney Collectibles

    For several decades, Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip appeared in the Sunday newspapers. Born on November 26, 1922, the cartoonist was noted for his observational skills and ability to connect with his audience. The first Peanuts strip appeared on October 2, 1950, and ran until 1999, when the artist announced…

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, CBCS 4.0
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    Online Only March Auction

    As a tribute to the British Royal Air Force and its pilots, Rolex released the Air-King wristwatch in 1945. The watch has a 34mm case, one of the largest of the time, earning it the name ‘King.’ Today, the Air-King is one of Rolex’s oldest watch models still in production.…

    Robert Kipniss (American, b.1931) 'Three Trees' Oil on Canvas
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    Spring Discovery Sale, Day 2

    Japanese binoculars represented the cutting-edge of optics during the early 20th century. Many Japanese naval binoculars could absorb more than 980 times more light than the human eye, allowing for visuals up to 20 miles away. A pair of mounted Japanese binoculars issued between 1939 and 1949 will be offered…

    EDISON HOME PHONOGRAPH WITH HORN, CABINET & 80 CYLINDERS