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Former NASA intern’s $2M find: Old tapes and history

Former NASA intern’s $2M find: Old tapes and history

So you're the sort of person that buys odd things at auctions, and you've been called a hoarder, yes? Imagine one day that purchase of a bunch of old AMPEX Video Tapes turned out to be a valuable forgotten buy. That's what happened to Gary George, a former NASA intern who in 1976 purchased a bunch of reels at a government auction.

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Very first 2020 Toyota Supra already sold for over $2M

Very first 2020 Toyota Supra already sold for over $2M

While it was leaked numerous times beforehand, this year's Detroit Auto Show brought the official debut of the 2020 Toyota Supra. The long-awaited return of the Japanese two-door coupe has been welcomed by Toyota fans and Supra enthusiasts, and that excitement has culminated in this weekend's auction of the very first production model.

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Bumblebee auction: All 4 Transformers Camaros being sold

Bumblebee auction: All 4 Transformers Camaros being sold

Here's a car auction that's perfect for both Chevrolet Camaro fans and those who really like the Transformers movie series (there's at least a few out there, I'm sure). The first Transformers movie is known for featuring the debut of the then-new fifth generation Camaro over 11 years ago, with the vehicle staring as the car-form of hero Bumblebee. Now all four Camaros that have been featured in the film franchise since then are being auctioned as a special package.

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Not dirt cheap: Russian moon samples sell for $855k at Sotheby’s auction

Not dirt cheap: Russian moon samples sell for $855k at Sotheby’s auction

Late last month we talked a bit about the Sotheby's auction that would see one of the only confirmed real pieces of the moon sold to the highest bidder. These Russian samples were fitted inside a fancy case with lenses for inspection. Russia brought the samples to Earth in September 1970 via the Luna-16 mission.

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Turns out Nintendo made a rare Wii remote prototype for the GameCube

Turns out Nintendo made a rare Wii remote prototype for the GameCube

Back in 2006, Nintendo's Wii console broke new ground when it came to using motion-based controls in video games thanks to its then-unique wand-like remote. Now we're getting a rare look at an official prototype version of the Wii remote, thanks to a Japanese auction listing. Right off the bat it's clear the remote is very similar in appearance to the consumer version that was released with the Wii, but what's interesting here is that the prototype is designed to work with the GameCube, Nintendo's console before the Wii.

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Stephen Hawking auction hawks 22 evocative lots

Stephen Hawking auction hawks 22 evocative lots

Within the lots hawked by Christie's for the estate of Steven Hawking (run by his tots), lots of cool stuff can be bought. What we're looking at today is a set of 22 lots sold by Christie's on behalf of the Stephen Hawking estate. This set of lots includes such gems as an original dissertation by Hawking, signed "this dissertation is my original work." Also in the mix: A Time Traveller party invitation poster.

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OG iPhone prototype up for auction on eBay

OG iPhone prototype up for auction on eBay

Some fans would be willing to pay anything just to own a rare piece of history. That is exactly why there is no shortage of scams, which are only made so much easier thanks to the Internet. Now this new eBay auction may or may not be one but it definitely shows the extent some would go through just to get it. A seller with the handle 321dady is putting a prototype of the first-ever iPhone up for auction on eBay and it has just passed $31,000 as of this writing.

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1st Edition 1999 Pokemon unopened card set sells for $56,000

1st Edition 1999 Pokemon unopened card set sells for $56,000

A box of unopened, original Pokemon cards from 1999 have sold for $56,000 at auction. This was a first edition box that included holographic foil cards, the biggest prize in the package. The first edition base set had a limited print, which contributes to its worth nearly two decades later. Though notable, this isn't the first Pokemon item to sell at auction for a significant amount.

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Ford reveals 700HP, WWII fighter plane-inspired Mustang for charity

Ford reveals 700HP, WWII fighter plane-inspired Mustang for charity

For more than a few years now Ford has been creating special edition Mustangs to benefit the Experimental Aircraft Association, each with an aviation-inspired design. The carmaker has just teased this year's model, dubbed the Eagle Squadron Mustang GT, which serves as a tribute to the American fighter pilots who served in Britain's Royal Air Force during World War II.

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That mystery dinosaur sold at the Eiffel Tower

That mystery dinosaur sold at the Eiffel Tower

Someone just bought a bunch of bones at the Eiffel Tower, and we don't yet know what the creature's called. It's a dinosaur, to be sure, but the exact species is not yet set in stone, as it were. The bones were discovered on private land in Wyoming, in the United States, and the bones haven't yet been in possession of any public or governmental entity. The skeleton is presumed to be a near-complete set of bones from a single dinosaur, and it's been put up for auction this month in Paris.

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See The Pope’s Lamborghini Huracán at Sotheby’s

See The Pope’s Lamborghini Huracán at Sotheby’s

The ultimate Popemobile was just put up for auction at RM Sotheby's - for charity, of course. The vehicle was first donated to His Holiness Pope Francis back in November of 2017. For the first time since the signing ceremony, we're given an up-close look at this vehicle just as it enters public auction. Sadly, it does not appear that Francis will be taking this vehicle on any joy-rides.

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1,485hp auction: Final Dodge Viper and Demon go under the hammer

1,485hp auction: Final Dodge Viper and Demon go under the hammer

If your dream garage includes two modern classics with 1,485 horsepower between them, then Dodge has the package deal for you. The last 2017 Dodge Viper ever built and the final 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon have been bundled together for a charity auction, though the kicker is that you can only buy them together.

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