Thomas Edison

London – Open for bidding from today until 16 July, Eureka! is a journey through the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have formed the modern world, and the brilliant minds that lay behind them. From Thomas Edison’s pioneering design for the lightbulb to Crick and

Coral Gables, FL – An important collection of 37 original British patent letters pertaining to Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb and the birth of incandescent lighting, dating from 1878 to 1884, is the expected headliner in an Internet-only auction ending May 14th at 8 pm Eastern time by One of a Kind Collectibles. Bidding is open now, at


A rare contemporary portrait of the explorer Sir Francis Drake,

(Philadelphia, Pa) — September 12, 2012 — Among the exquisite treasures on the block next week at Freeman's Auction are  the last experimental work in the career of Thomas Alva Edison, America's quintessential inventor—a scientific journal, penned and illustrated in his own hand; and among the most fascinating of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's manuscripts—his Final Farewell to Sherlock Holmes.   
New York—On Thursday, September 15, Swann Galleries will conduct a sale devoted to the Eric C. Caren Collection, which encompasses books, manuscripts, autographs, photographs, broadsides and ephemera that span the 16th century through the 1970s.

An avid collector since early childhood, Caren set out to own a representative document from every important event in modern history. Having