Four-page autograph Nikola Tesla letter fetches $340,000 at auction

Nikola Tesla was one of the world's most important innovators and evidence of the gravitas of the Tesla name was on full display at an auction at Remarkable Rarities (RRAuctions) this week when a four-page autograph letter by Tesla fetched US$341,295.

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Botto, the decentralized AI/human artist, makes its first million

An AI algorithm called Botto has made somewhere around US$1.3 million at auction for its first six NFT artworks. Botto generates thousands of images, and a community of humans vote to influence its direction and decide which pieces go to auction.

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Einstein-Besso “theory of relativity” manuscript fetches $13 million

A 54-page document handwritten in 1913-1914 by Albert Einstein and Swiss engineer Michele Besso, sold earlier today for €11.6 million. It’s the most paid in nearly eight decades for an autograph document by history’s most celebrated scientist.

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Marty McFly’s $500,000 Hoverboard and the most expensive movie weapon ever

2021 is proving as big year for both the science fiction genre and movie memorabilia. This week Marty McFly's Hoverboard from "Back To The Future Part II" sold for $501,200, while Captain Kirk's Phaser Rifle from "Star Trek" fetched $615,000.

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Spider-Man surpasses Batman and Superman as world’s most valuable comic

The most valuable comic in the world has always been Action Comics #1 … until a few hours ago when a copy of Amazing Fantasy No. 15 sold for US$3,600,000 at Heritage Auctions, representing tectonic movement within the massive comic collecting industry.

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Early copy of “The Legend of Zelda” sets new record, selling for $870,000

The immense magnitude of the video games industry is beginning to be felt on the auction block. Yesterday, a copy of the 1987 NES Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda sold for a record US$870,000 at Heritage Auctions.

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Edward S. Curtis’ ‘The North American Indian’ fetches $950,000

An important copy of one of the most significant American publications of all-time sold earlier this week when a 20-volume quarto set of The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) fetched $895,000 at Santa Fe Art Auction.

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At $8.5 million, this could be the world’s most expensive camping chair

The world-record price for a camping chair more than doubled this week when Christie's Hong Kong sold a 17th Century Chinese Folding Horseshoe-Back Jiaoyi for $8.5 million, far exceeding the highest price previously fetched by a Chinese Jiaoyi.

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Money for nothing: NFTs spark a new digital gold rush

A digital artist called "Beeple" is now one of the top three most valuable artists alive – in any medium – after he sold a JPG file of his work for US$69,346,250. Welcome to the crazy world of NFTs, and the internet's latest wild gold rush.

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