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The FCC just closed its biggest wireless spectrum auction in history

The Federal Communications Commission has closed its auction of AWS-3 wireless spectrum licenses, raising a record $ 44.9 billion in the process. The Wall Street Journal reports that this is the largest amount of money the FCC has ever seen from a spectrum auction, and is more than double what was earned back in 2008 during the 700MHz auction. Seventy companies participated in this most recent auction, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Dish, but the FCC hasn’t yet released how much each company bid. The auction was comprised of over 1,600 different licenses.

The AWS-3 airwaves cover spectrum in the 1700MHz and 2100MHz blocks, but they do not overlap with the AWS-1 spectrum that a number of carriers (most notably T-Mobile and…

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Vintage Movie Poster Auction at Paddle8: Bid on some the most iconic artwork made for film—from Barbarella to James Bond

Vintage Movie Poster Auction at Paddle8

Movie posters are like big screen remakes—replicas may come a dime a dozen, but for the real cinephile there is nothing like an original. Fortunately, online auction house Paddle8 has managed to dig up a collection of marvelous vintage posters, with……

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“Collector’s Edition” Artist Cover Bomb Series: Graphic designer Stuart Tolley invites artists including Sir Paul McCartney and photographer Alec Soth to redesign his book for a limited edition auction series


Published in September, British design studio director and graphic designer Stuart Tolley’s book “Collector’s Edition” showcases some of the most mind-blowing and unusual limited edition graphic design and packaging ever made for books, music……

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The first official Batmobile ever built is headed to auction

If you’re a fan of old-school Batman comics, there’s really only one Batmobile for you. It’s not Zack Snyder’s brand new model, nor is it Christopher Nolan’s tank. Not even Tim Burton’s slick version or the legendary customized Lincoln used in the ’60s TV series will do. No, this recently-discovered Batmobile built from a 1956 Oldsmobile is the only real option for lovers of the original comics.

The hand-built car is said to be the very first officially-licensed Batmobile ever made, and it’s up at auction now for a starting price of $ 90,000. Unlike all of the other Batmobiles, it evokes the original design used in the 1940s comics: a massive center tail fin and long, swooping lines, and a bat face for a front end.

According to…

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Christie’s Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites: Magnificent, naturally-formed sculptures from outer space, now up for auction

Christie's Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites


Launching today, 11 November 2014, premier auction house Christie’s shines a light on a different sort of rare sculptural wonder. Each lot in their Deep Impact offering happens to be…

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Working Apple-1 computer sold by Steve Jobs himself could fetch $1 million at auction

You can soon purchase the only surviving Apple-1 Personal Computer to come with proof that it was personally sold by Steve Jobs. Auction house Christie’s estimates its value to be between $ 400,000 and $ 600,000. The device was originally the property of Charles Rickett, who wrote a check to Apple for $ 600, along with the words “Purchased 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage in Los Altos.”

According to a press release, the computer is fully operational, and will be sold along with the original cancelled check and a second for $ 193 labeled “Software NA programmed by Steve Jobs August 1976.” It seems likely that the Rickett’s Apple-1 will sell for more than $ 1 million, given that The Henry Ford acquired one of the devices for…

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eBay and fine-art auction house Sotheby’s team up to offer live bidding online

eBay and the fine-art auction house Sotheby’s are teaming up to offer access to on-location auctions over the web, allowing people across the globe to bid on Sotheby’s listings of antiques, artworks, and collectibles. To host the online auctions, eBay will launch a new page for auctions that tie-in with bidding at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. Other sellers will eventually be able to take advantage of the service, though Sotheby’s will remain its flagship partner. “We are joining with eBay to make our sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world,” Sotheby’s COO Bruno Vinciguerra says in a statement.

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Bonhams Greenwich Concours D’Elegance Auction: New England’s vintage car event features the 1966 Fitch Phoenix, a true one-of-a-kind

Bonhams Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction


Sunday, 1 June 2014, Bonhams Greenwich Concours D’Elegance Auction will be held in Greenwich, CT. Although this auction is not Bonham’s most exclusive, it is the quaintest and dearest, and is a true highlight on any aficionado’s…

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NASA artifacts and a piece of the Hindenburg go up for auction

While a glove belonging to the second man on the moon might be a curiosity to most, a collector may soon pay thousands to own it. The upcoming 7th Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction will feature a massive catalogue of over 600 other relics from aerospace history. Though no individual item truly stands out, the scope of the auction spans nearly a century of progress in space and aviation.

Beginning May 15th, historical memorabilia like a manuscript written by one of the Wright…

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RE:DEFINE: Dallas Contemporary and MTV Staying Alive join forces for a charity exhibition and online auction

RE:DEFINE


In 2012, 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer revealed that contemporary art sales had reached $ 5.5 billion that year from auctions alone. The astonishing number sparked a large debate about the price of art, since its value is…

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