Physicist Stephen Hawking used wheelchairs at auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($ 393,000), while a doctoral degree bought nearly 585,000 pounds ($ 767,000), auctioned by Christie on Thursday.
The motorized chair Hawking used to paralyze after motor nerve disease increased 296,750 pounds ($ 385,122) at Christie's online auction. It was expected to fetch up to 15,000 pounds ($ 19 477).
The proceeds from the sale of judges go to two charities, the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neuron Federation.
Hawking's 1965 University of Cambridge's bachelor's thesis, "Expanding Universes", sold 584,750 pounds (SEK 758,888) in online auction, more than three times on the basis of its pre-sales forecast.
There was an engine sickness at 22 and only a few years alive, Hawking died in March 76 at the age of 76. He expanded scientific thinking about black and white holes and universe origins, achieved celebrity status, wrote bestseller books and a visitor in the lead of "The Simpsons."
One of his performances in the animated TV show sold 22,250 pounds (8,111 pcs) for the sale of 22 Hawking products, while his collection of medals and prizes raised 296,750 pounds ($ 385,122).
Hawking's daughter, Lucy, said sales allowed "adventurers to get a memorable example of our father's extraordinary life for a small selection of fascinating and interesting items."
Hawking's children hope to keep their scientific archives for the people. Christie negotiates to hand it over to the British authorities instead of inheritance tax.
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