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September 27, 2016
SOLD - $17,000 for Whale Vomit Found on Beach
WALES, UK - A man out for a stroll found a hardened chunk of whale vomit (aka ambergris) valuable to the perfume industry. He sold it at auction for $17,000. The item was sold by Adam Partridge Auctioneers.
Source: Newsweek - September 28, 2015
|SOLD - $16,500 for the Queen's 1890s Underwear
WILTSHIRE, UK - A pair of silk underwear once worn by Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) have sold at auction for $16,500. The underwear were sold by Chippenham Auction Rooms.
Source: New York Daily News - July 13, 2014
SOLD - $212,500 for Marilyn Monroe Grave Marker
HOLLYWOOD, USA - A bronze marker (4 1/2 by 15 inches) removed from the grave of Marilyn Monroe to install a replacement in the 1970's, has sold for $212,500 at auction. The marker was sold by Julien's.
Source: Julien's - June 26, 2015
Jilted Man Sells Honeymoon for $12,000 on eBay
ONLINE - A man "dumped" just six-weeks before his wedding collects thousands for charity by auctioning his fiancee's spot on the honeymoon trip. The honeymoon was sold on eBay.
Source: BBC - January 15, 2015
$37,000 for Willie Nelson's Braids
NEW YORK, NY, USA - Willie Nelson's braids have sold for $37,000. The braids were cut in the 1980s when Nelson’s hair was still red. The braids were sold by Guernsey’s auction house.
Source: Page Six - October 7, 2014
$18,000 for 1950s Soviet Dog Spacesuit
BERLIN, GERMANY - A vintage spacesuit designed for a dog used by the Soviets for testing during the 1950s, has sold for $18,103. The spacesuit was sold by Auctionata.
Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - September 15, 2014
$58,000 for Unusual Pair of Taxidermy "Unicorns"
LONDON, UK - An unusual pair of taxidermy "unicorns" equipped with genuine narwhal tusk, have sold at auction for $58,310 (£35,000). Their high pre-auction estimate was $10,000 (£6,000).
Source: Paul Fraser Collectibles - March 6, 2014
Dinosaur Skeleton Collects $650,000
WEST SUSSEX, UK - A dinosaur skeleton extracted from northern Wyoming four-years-ago has sold for $650,000 (£400,000). The skeleton is estimated to be at least 150,000 millennia old.
Source: The Guardian - November 27, 2013
Breaking-Bad Underwear Fetch $9,900
NEW YORK, NY, USA - Underwear worn by actor Bryan Cranston while playing the character Walter White in the popular (TV) cable series 'Breaking Bad,' have fetched $9,900.
Source: The Huffington Post - October 10, 2013