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Sotheby's Atari Auction

by Tim Yu in Culture on 20 June 2007

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Sotheby's is branching out a bit and validating gaming history with their upcoming auction of vintage video game paraphernalia beginning at 10am this Thursday, 21 June 2007 in New York. The collection, an extensive archive from 1981-1983, consists of 2000 pieces of original Atari marketing materials including early design and graphic work, original sketches, proofs, instruction manuals, screen diagrams and some mechanicals. Some of the classic titles represented include Pac Man (original art work pictured right), Dig Dug, Bezerk, Asteroids, Pong and Mario Bros.

The lot is expected to fetch $150,000-$250,000. You can join the auction here, but you need to register first.

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