Some highlights of the current VEMIA auction of old and geek-friendly instruments, with current prices:
MIMIC Sampler £19: This is an incredibly rare early sampler, made by the people who did the Movement Drum Computer. It doesn't actually work, though. (Top left)
EMT Plate Reverb £680: It's 8 feet long, and it's currently in Belgium. But how cool? (Top right)
Hawkwind's old Synthi £1800: It was once thrown across the stage in a fight, but now it's OK. (Bottom left)
AKG Modular Digital Delay £190: Almost certainly does nothing that your PC can't, but how great would would it look in a rack? (Bottom left).
Other highlights include: Maurice Gibb's Synclavier, an Oberheim 4 Voice, a Linn LM1 (the Prince drum machine), a Fairlight for £1830, and a nice-looking book about EMS Synthis.