When I was a kid, my favorite movie in the world was Jurassic Park. I was in love with Jeff Goldblum and his matted chest hair: Sue me, but it was the sexual awakening of my tween-hood. I saw that movie 12 times in the theater before I was bat mitzvah age, no lie.
And if I had been aware that the cage in which the islanders kept Velociraptors was on sale in the late ’90s, you can bet I would have petitioned to have it bought for me to celebrate my becoming a woman.
Gary Sohmers knows something about the value of a campaign. The pop culture expert who spent 13 seasons appraising items on Antiques Roadshow on PBS spoke to The Observer on how we can make a pretty penny off of this election cycle’s memorabilia. The answer? Buttons!
With less than two months to go before the elections, now is the time to stock up on your favorite 2012 memorabilia.
With “Linmania” sweeping Knicks fans (and Chris Hayes) off their feet, it makes sense that everyone who has come in contact with the Hahvad-educated point guard is currently trying to monetize the situation. JP Moore from Buzzfeed was the first to find these yearbooks from Jeremy Lin‘s middle school on Ebay, but we won’t be putting down $4,800 to “Buy It Now” until we get the signature on one of these babies authenticated.
Before he was leader of the free world cruising around in armor-plated vehicles with a Secret Service retinue, then-legislator Barack Obama allegedly tooled around in this tasteful gray Chrysler sedan. This is apparently a legitimate auction for the 2005 Chrysler 300C the President used while he was an Illinois State senator. Lisa Czibor, who has told reporters that she is holding the auction for someone else, says the first 19,000 miles were all [future] presidential powered.
The auction holders are also a little defensive about the $1,000,000 asking price:
The prospect of eBay’s auction cybersphere dropping its cloak of virtual reality for flesh-and-bone bidding has long been a subject rife with speculation. What if you could see the seller auctioning off the suspiciously low-priced used laptop, or the bidder, crouched before the screen, waiting for the last minute to bid on your set of Read More
Governor Sarah Palin isn’t the only government official to sell state property on eBay.
In 2007, the city/state agency charged with developing Governors Island, the 172-acre former Coast Guard base off Lower Manhattan, bought a Martha’s Vineyard ferry for $500,000 to help open the island to visitors.
This morning, the vessel was Read More