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Part of Man’s Coin Collection Fetches $23 Million

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin TodayFrom The Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rare St. Louis coin collection that sold for more than $23 million at a two-day New York City auction can be traced to when the collection’s 102-year-old owner received an 1859 one-cent piece more than nine decades ago from his grandfather.   Retired St. Louis lawyer Eric P. Newman only paid about $7,500 for the 1,800 piece collection of early American coins that sold for much more at the auction. Most …

Could That Be a $671,400 Relic in Your Garage?

Posted on 05/29/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyIf you were one of the 200 or so people who bought an Apple-1 computer back in 1976 or 1977 and still have it on a shelf in the back of your garage, guess what? You’re in the chips. And we don’t mean microprocessor chips, either. The technology news website ZDNet reports that a surviving Apple-1, the computer giant’s first product, fetched a breathtaking $671,400 at a German auction. Other Apple-1s have fetched six-figure prices in the past, but this …