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Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

Unreleased Nintendo PlayStation console goes up for auction

Technology
Almost 30 years after it was canned, an unreleased games console built together by industry giants Sony and Nintendo has gone up for auction.The Nintendo PlayStation was the result of a secret collaboration between the Japanese tech firms in the early 90s, however the project never entered production and Sony would go on to release their own system in 1994. Nintendo, famous for hit franchises such as Super Mario and The Legend Of Zelda, was the market leader at the time and the introduction of the PlayStation changed the face of the gaming industry. Image: The console comes with all the necessary cables and a controller. Pic: Heritage Auctions All but one of the 200 or so Nintendo PlayStation prototypes were reportedly destroyed after...
Olivia Newton-John’s Grease outfit fetches $405,700 at auction

Olivia Newton-John’s Grease outfit fetches $405,700 at auction

Business
The black leather jacket and skin-tight trousers that Olivia Newton-John wore for the finale of Grease have fetched $ 405,700 (£314,000) at auction - more than double the expected bid. The actress' original script from the film was also among the items at the sale in Beverly Hills, California, which in total raised $ 2.4m. Some of the proceeds will go towards Newton-John's cancer treatment centre in Australia. The buyers' identities are not public.Grease was released in 1978 and Olivia Newton-John played demure Sandy alongside John Travolta as bad boy Danny. The infamous black outfit marked Sandy's transition from a good girl high-schooler to a sexy, leather-clad biker chick, when the couple sang You're the One That I Want in a
Decommissioned Coast Guard cutter Bramble to go to auction

Decommissioned Coast Guard cutter Bramble to go to auction

Business
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bramble, once a familiar site on the Great Lakes, will be auctioned in November. The vessel left its military service in 2003 and in 2013 was sold to a company which refurbished it and displayed it as a floating museum. The company's unpaid bills will force an auction of the historic, 180-foot long ship in Mobile, Ala., on Nov. 6. "We hope that a passionate person or institution will be able to save her," said a spokesman for Inchcape Shipping Services, Inc., the plaintiff in the case. The ship is one of 39 seagoing buoy tenders built for the Coast Guard between 1942 and 1944, and in 1947 participated in Operation Crossroads, the first test of an atomic bomb's effect on surface ships in the Pacific Ocean. The Bramble was l...
The Prodigy star Keith Flint’s piercing, bed and awards up for auction

The Prodigy star Keith Flint’s piercing, bed and awards up for auction

Entertainment
Possessions belonging to The Prodigy star Keith Flint, including gold discs, awards, his custom-made bed and a nose piercing, are to be auctioned to settle liabilities following his death.Items on offer will include clothing, jewellery and body jewellery, including his double cone septum nose piercing.The bespoke bed, which he helped design, is supported by steel thorned branches, and is accessed by steps held up by a winged mythical creature. The auction will be held on 7 November.Cambridge-based auction house Cheffins Fine Art said it had not released estimated prices for the items because valuing them was "almost impossible".Cheffins director Martin Millard said: "The...
Rare Nazi Enigma machine used during World War II up for auction

Rare Nazi Enigma machine used during World War II up for auction

World
May 29 (UPI) -- A rare code-making machine used by the Nazis during World War II is set to be auctioned off online on Thursday evening. California-based auction house Nate D. Sanders Auction has placed the so-called Enigma machine up for auction with a starting minimum bid of $ 200,000. The machine that is up for auction on Thursday is one of about 250 that were used in the war and still exist to day. It is also an M3 design with three rotors and matching parts, which makes it more rare. It also features the original wood, the original battery, portions of the leather strap, metal wheels with the Third Reich emblem and instructions written in German under the lid. Enigma machines were commonly used during WWII, but the number of models became scarce after Germany ordered them destroyed t...