Do you like auctions? I do, but I rarely buy anything. I sure wouldn't be in the bidding at some of the high dollar auctions I have heard about. I like things that have to do with science but some people do not. So, what if we compared some high dollar auctions, one for science related items and one for the rest of the things that went to auction in the past. In science, a writing (Codex Leicester) by Leonardo de Vinci sold for $30.8 million where as artwork (The Scream) went for $119.9 million. OK, let us try again. In science, John James Audubon's first edition book, The Birds of America, sold for $11.5 million where as a Stradivarius violin went for a lot more, $15.9 million. Large fossil skeletons (Allosaurus and Stegosaurus) went for $2.7 million but Babe Ruth's jersey from 1920 went for $4.4 million and Ulysses S. Grant's sword even brought $1.7 million. An Egyptian sarcophagus from around 1000 B.C. brought $120,000 but a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles early drawing demanded $72,000. Now since we all like candy, a single brown M&M flown on SpaceShipOne brought in $1400. Now I just want you to know that none of the above are in either my nor my wife's colletions. I like auctions but not at those prices!! How about you. Now go collect some great stuff and have a great day, you hear?