Auctions are the place where you will get some of the most amazing items and you can own them by betting the highest amount. You can get to see many vintage collections from cars to paintings to much other stuff. There are people who have the craze to collect all such items and they wait for such auctions to take place. Many long lost items are available only through auctions. Here we are going to provide you list of most expensive auction item in the world. There are collectors who spend a lot of money to own something exclusive and exotic.
Pablo Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves and Bust is one of the most amazing art piece ever sold in an auction, and it took only 8 minutes to set the record of expensive auction ever. This amazing and beautiful painting was sold in 2010, for $106.5 million dollars. This amazing painting was previously owned by a California philanthropist. It is one of most expensive item ever sold in any auction.
Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Dress is one of the most expensive item that sold in any auction. According to the expert the dress was flesh-colored, curve-hugging, jewel-encrusted dress. It has been said that into the gown and wore nothing under it. It was purchased by Manhattan-based collectible company. The dress was put up for auction by the Monroe’s acting coach, Lee Strasberg.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Hammer is a meticulously recorded thought of the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci. The collection also has the musings and sketches in journals. The British nobleman acquired the 72-page journal in 1717. It is now with Bill Gates who bought the historic diary and later released a digitally scanned version to the world to understand the expertise.
Guarneri del Gesù violin is one of the most expensive auction which is related to music. People who have passion for music must have heard the name of Antonio Stradivari, the famous Italian craftsman of stringed instruments. Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarnieri, the grandson of one of Stradivari’s apprentices put the famous violin on the auction. The 250-year-old violin was purchased by a Russian lawyer for $3.9 million in the year 2007.
Tresses from Elvis Presley are another most expensive auction item that was sold for$115,000 in the year 2002. Elvis Presley was famous for his great hairs and soulful voice. He had great fan following when his was alive but even after his death people still remember this grand singer and there are collectors who always try to purchase something that is related to this great singer.
Roman-era statue, Artemis and the Stag is 2,000-year-old bronze sculpture which was founded construction workers in Rome in the 1920s. It was one of the most expensive auction items of the world with $28.6 million and sold in the year 2007. This amazing and antique sculpture was sold at the famous auction house Sotheby. This amazing sculpture is 36-inch statue of the Goddess of the Hunt.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is one of the most expensive items that sold in an auction with a huge price of $12.2 million in the year 2009. It is one of the favorite items among collectibles due to its rarity. There are only 21 other cars like it. It is one of the famous cars because it won 10 of the 19 international races from 1958 and 1961.
Badminton Cabinet is one of the most unique items that sold in an auction with a whopping price of $36 million in the year 2004. This item broke record as the most expensive piece of furniture ever sold in any auction. Earlier this expensive piece of furniture was owned by billionaire Barbara Piasecka Johnson who later put it up for sale in 2004 and then it was purchased by Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein.
Diamonds as we know that girl’s best friend and any girl would like have the most expensive diamond. The 35.56-carat blue Wittelsbach diamond is one of the oldest diamonds in the world which is dates back to the 17th century. In the year 1964, this amazing diamond was purchased by A private collector and later it was put on sale in 2008 for $23.4 million.
Mark McGwire’s 70th-home-run baseball is one of the most unique items that sold in the auction in the year 1999 for the huge amount of $3 million. Everyone knows the records of Mark McGwire with the best at-bats-per-home-run ratio in the history of baseball.