Tag Archives | Auction

…It’s Website Wednesday: Is this your luggage?

Is This Your Luggage

Is This Your Luggage is a unique site in which the site owner goes to airport luggage auctions, buys lost luggage, photographs it, and then posts the photos online; turning them into a sort of biographical autopsy.

His hope is to find the original owners of some of the luggage and reunite the two, though for now, it just serves to satisfy the world’s weird voyeuristic passions.

So, is it yours?

[Is This Your Luggage]

…Everything Must Go?

Everything Must Go

GrandOpening, the store featured previously on DYH, has just reopened, and is now called Everything Must Go, The Lower East Side Auction House.

    It’s spring! Empty your apartment of all that drab furniture. Better yet, move and leave all that old stuff behind. This weekend, The Lower East Side Auction House can help you get started.

It looks to be yet another very successful iteration of the GrandOpening idea, so if you’re in the New York area, then definitely stop by and check it out.

[Grand Opening – Everything Must Go]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pontiac LeSupra?

Pontiac LeSupra

Sure, they did it in 3 Fast 3 Furious, but no one actually puts a new engine into old muscle; do they?

Well apparently they do, because the ’72 Pontiac LeMans that you see here is powered by none other than a 1991 Toyota Supra 7M-GTE 3.0 Litre 24V Turbo motor.

Apparently the car was basically a total loss when it was purchased at auction, so it’s not like they chopped up some pristine iron to make this creation, but I’m still not sure if I can wrap my head around how they decided that this was their best bet for power.

I guess if the go pedal works though, it doesn’t exactly matter what it’s connected to.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Amazon bought The Tales of Beedle The Bard?

Amazon must want news stories with the words “Amazon” and “Book” in the title to help promote the Kindle, because how else can you justify spending $3.98 million for one of seven hand-written volumes of J.K. Rowling’s “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” (A real life version of the book that was a collection of fairy tales that Dumbledoor gave to Hermione to help them find Lord Voldermort in the last Harry Potter book.)

Rowling created seven copies of the book, then gave six away to friends and family, with one remaining for public sale. While the book was estimated to sell for $100,000, bidding soon turned that number into the tax, and Amazon paid out a hefty fee for the limited edition piece of history.

All is not lost though: The proceeds form the book go towards a charity that Rowling co-founded called Children’s Voice.

In addition, the Sotheby’s sale broke a number of records:

  • The highest price achieved at auction for a modern literary manuscript.
  • The highest price achieved at auction for a work by J.K. Rowling.
  • The highest price achieved at auction for a children’s book.

I guess that’s quite the thank-you.

[Via: Mashable]

…It’s Things Thursday: Buy My Sketchbook?

Buy My Sketchbook

A sketchbook is like a sneak peak into an artist’s soul. Filled with whatever comes to mind, they can take days to complete, and contain some of the rawest and rarest pieces of an artist’s career.

Buy My Sketchbook wants to sell you a piece of that action to raise money for the Art Buy The Inch art gallery, and is auctioning off various sketchbooks to do so.

To enter, just browse through the various pages, and if you like what you see, place a bid. The highest bid after a book is completed wins, and you’ll be the proud new owner of something that usually doesn’t get sold until after death.

[Buy My Sketchbook]

[Via: Random Good Stuff]