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Motherboard

Bidding on This Rare Version of the Star Trek Enterprise Starts at $40,000

The design was created for “Star Trek: Planet of the Titans,” a film that was never made. It was later used in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Kaleigh Rogers
5.30.18
Culture

A Rare License Plate Number Can Fetch $900,000 in Qatar

With so many unusual and expensive cars on the road, rich folks in the wealthy Gulf country bid for limited license plate numbers to stand out and show off.
Jenna Belhumeur
10.27.17
ESPN

ESPN Televised a Fantasy Football Auction and, Well, It's Really Bad!

White owners used to purchase slaves in a remarkably similar way.
Sean Newell
8.15.17
Lunar Landmarks

This Nonprofit Wants to Protect the Lunar Lander Sites

For All Moonkind has condemned the auction of a priceless lunar sample return bag, expected to fetch $4 million.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.20.17
auctions

A $10 Million Jackson Pollock Painting Was Discovered in the Most Random Place

An appraiser struck art market gold in Arizona
Beckett Mufson
6.8.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Neil Armstrong's Bag of Moon Dust Is Going Up for Auction

After being stolen, lost, and snapped up by a private citizen, the historic space artifact is now expected to sell for at least $2 million.
Drew Schwartz
5.23.17
auctions

Move Over, Ebay, #exstrange Is Bringing Online Art Auctions Back to the People

Marialaura Ghidini and Rebekah Modrak want to use consumption to create an online art community.
Catherine Chapman
3.4.17
art schools

25 Major Artists Save an Art School Using Its Charred Remains

With the help of Anish Kapoor and friends, Glasgow School of Art’s historic Mackintosh Building is rising like a phoenix from its ashes.
Maya-Roisin Slater
2.26.17
nasa

Inside a Million Dollar Auction of Rare Space Memorabilia

Are you in the market for 15 gilded astronaut hand molds?
Becky Ferreira
7.21.16
Art

Muhammad Ali's Paintings & Johnny Depp's Basquiats: Last Week in Art

Also last week: Helen Mirren and Ted Cruz teamed up for the sake of art, a SFMOMA visitor damaged a Warhol, and controversial Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was released.
Sami Emory
6.13.16
Noisey News

Now You Can Be the Proud Owner of Kurt Cobain's Angry Letter to David Geffen

Hang it up next to your Kurt Cobain credit card and cardigan.
John Hill
4.23.16
Paranormal

X-Files on Ebay: Now You Can Spend Thousands on Scully's Blood-Drenched Clothes

Over 100 costumes and props that actually appeared in season 10 of 'The X-Files' are now up for auction. We spoke to fans about why paying upwards of $1000 for Mulder's UFO poster is worth it.
Diana Tourjée
4.19.16
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