Auctions are intended to push up the price of items via real-time competitive bidding; thus, someone can offer several of high prices for such items. However, some of the items at auctions are unexpectedly sold beyond expectation. Here is the list of most bizarre and expensive auctions in the world.
Lennon\’s Toilet (£1,000)
John Lennon\’s toilet is one of the most expensive items for an auction of Beatles memorabilia. Lennon intended to use the porcelain lavatory as a plant pot. After over 40 years, the toilet is sold for the price up to £1,000. The organizer of the auction said, “The toilet might be worth something, and it might not, but it is certainly one of the most unusual items we\’ve sold.”
John Lennon\’s toilet is one of the most expensive items for an auction of Beatles memorabilia
A Jerking Off Manga-boy Sculpture($ 13,5 million)
“My Lonesome Cowboy” is a life-sized sculpture
“My Lonesome Cowboy” is a life-sized sculpture of a bright-eyed anime manga-boy jerking off and whipping his jizz into a gigantic lasso around his head. The sculpture is expected to be up to $ 3-$ 4 million but finally bought at the hammer price of $ 13.5 million.
GigaYacht ($ 168 million)
GigaYacht is absolutely the most expensive item ever auctioned on eBay
GigaYacht is absolutely the most expensive item ever auctioned on eBay. The final purchase price for the luxury boat by a Florida company is $ 168 million. The lavish GigaYacht has fourteen multi-level VIP suites and a helicopter garage.
World\’s Biggest Gold Coin (£2.68 million)
The World\’s Biggest Gold Coin is sold at the hammer price £2.68 million to Spanish precious metals trading company at a rare auction in Vienna.
A Meteorite Collection ($ 1.4 million)
After an auction, the uninspiring collection of rocks earned him $ 1.4 million back.
Scots meteorite hunter Rob Elliott has gathered 170 meteorites from his 1,000-strong collection after spending the last 13 years scouring the world for examples. After an auction, the uninspiring collection of rocks earned him $ 1.4 million back.
867-5309 Phone Number ($ 186,853)
867-5309 is perhaps the most famous phone number in music in particular and in auction history in general
867-5309 is claimed to receive almost 10,000 calls each year from “80s fanatics” just to have a talk with Jenny (as addressed in the song). Potter\’s 867-5309 is not a cherished phone number, but it certainly makes some sense to the person paying $ 186,853.09 in exchange to be its owner.
Churchill\’s Denture ($ 23,000)
Winston Churchill\’s false teeth costs up to $ 23,700
Winston Churchill is a British politician, statesman and greatest wartime leader on the world. Is this the reason why just a pair of Winston Churchill’s false teeth costs up to $ 23,700.
Marilyn Monroe’s Dress ($ 1.26 million)
This dress was worn by Marilyn Monroe on the occasion of President Kennedy\’s birthday in 1962.
The dress of movie legend Marilyn Monroe was sold with the price of $ 1.26 million. The price of $ 1.26 million broke records at the auction. It fact, the dress cost only $ 12,000. Robert Schargin, co-owner organization affirmed that such dress could be worth $ 3 million. The flesh-colored dress helped flatter the body of Marilyn Monroe- the symbol of sex of the 20th century. Marilyn Monroe wore this dress just 3 months before she died and the dress has become a part of 20th Century American history.
Edward Scissorhands\’ scissor hands ($ 16,000)
Edward Scissorhands\’ scissor hands by Stan Winston is one of the top expensive items at auction
The prop, composed of steel, leather, painted rubber and foam-latex was sold at $ 16,000 instead of its expected price at $ 5,000.
A Black Watermelon ($ 6,000)
This black watermelon costs$ 6,100
A black watermelon has become the most expensive watermelon ever at $ 6,100. The 17-pound premium Densuke watermelon only grows in the north island of Hokkaido.
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