The final price for an old red wheelchair exceeded expectations at a Christie’s auction in London that ended on Thursday.
A mystery buyer spent about $390,000 on the wheelchair, a motorized model that had belonged to the physicist and author Stephen W. Hawking, who died in March at age 76. That is more than 15 times the pre-sale estimate made public by Christie’s.
It was among 22 items on offer from Dr. Hawking’s estate in an online auction that began on Oct. 31. All of those were sold, and the total, about $1.8 million, was about seven times as much as had been predicted.
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Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair and Thesis Fetch More Than $1 Million at Auction