The Shropshire Star reports today that a first edition presentation copy of Darwin's book On the Origin of Species... could fetch up to £150,000*, a new record, at auction at Sotheby's in New York on the 11th of December.
...and this is just for a book! How much for a sailing replica of the HMS Beagle you ask? A mere £3.5 million! Going, going... any takers? Please donate by Paypal or get in touch.
*about a gazillion US dollars at latest exchange rate