Non-flying 1917 wooden seaplane earns $506,000 as it goes under the hammer

Everybody uses a phone extensively through their lifetime and some make the most of it. Like this anonyms buyer who just splurged a massive $506,000 on a non-flying 1917 wooden seaplane with a 50feet wingspan at the Bonhams’s annual space auction. The Curtiss MF “Seagull” Flying Boat crafted by Glenn Curtis was touted to fetch anything between $300,000 and $500,000.

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Other notable items to go under the hammer was An Apollo 11 flight-plan sheet, signed by Neil Armstrong that read “One small step for a man – one giant leap for mankind,” fetched $152,000, doubling its originally estimated price of $80,000.