The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Here is a selection of photos of lots on the auction world, which struck its price and the extraordinary. It is surprising that sometimes people pay a fabulous price for the most ordinary things.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

The first item on the list - this is one bottle of beer "Lowenbrau" and a jug of milk, found in the wreckage of the airship "Hindenburg", which burned down in 1937 in New Jersey. This beer bottle is considered to be the most expensive bottle in the world.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This is a rare miniature of Peter the Great (front and back of the portrait), placed in a diamond encrusted frame, it was sold at auction in New York on November 2 for a huge bag - 1, $ 3 million. George Roberts from Arizona in 1951 bought it from a dealer in London, all this time he had no idea of ​​its value until such time has not yet made an assessment in the summer of this year.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

As you can see, this extraordinary emerald-cut diamond in 32.01 carats is square in shape and was sold at auction on October 21 for 7, $ 7 million at the time, as it was planned to sell the ring for 3 - 5 million dollars.. The buyer, who paid the enormous sum of money, the auction house "Christie's" did not want to disclose.

Prior to the sale ring belonged to philanthropist Leonore Annenberg, who died in March. Ring billionaire bought on his 90th birthday.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Newspaper "Datebook", published in September 1966 and signed by John Lennon was sold to a doctor from New York for 12,713 dollars.

The newspaper has a popular quote Lennon that "The Beatles" known Jesus.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This copy of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf", signed by the author in 1924 during a four-year prison sentence, was donated by his cellmate Hitler in 1925. The book has been sold in the UK on August 13 to the buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, for 34,900 dollars.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

One of the most famous and original photographs of Albert Einstein, in which he shows a photo of the language, went at auction for 74,324 dollars in New Hampshire on 20 June.

When Einstein signed the photo, he said that his gesture was addressed to all mankind.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

One of the rarest stamps with Abraham Lincoln's portrait was sold at auction June 13 in New York for $ 250 431.

Lot known as "brand refrigerator," because the envelope in which the brand was glued, was sent from Boston to cold stores in India in 1873. Mark was stolen from its original owner in Indianapolis in 1967, and after 39 years was found in a house in Chicago.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This is one of the rarest stamps with the image of Audrey Hepburn with a cigar was sold at auction on May 26 in Berlin for 93 800 US dollars - more than two minimum rates. There are only five copies of this brand.

The bulk of these brands was destroyed after Hepburn's son gave a refusal to sell the copyright to the image in 2001.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

One of the most rare diamonds - blue diamond at 7.03 carats. It was sold at auction in Geneva on May 12 to the highest bidder - 9, 49 million dollars. Therefore, this gem today became the most expensive of all gems.

The stone was found last year in the historic Cullinan mine in South Africa.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

The silver coin of 1804 issue of the Adams-Carter, this coin is one of the 15 that have not been put into circulation. This silversmith bought for $ 2 million in a private auction two years ago, and on 30 April left the auction Cincinnati 2, 3 million US dollars.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

A rare two-seat fighter "Spitfire" since World War II, was bought at auction for 2, 53 million in London on 20 April.

New owner Steve Brooks from the UK, paid for the aircraft break the bank, said in an interview with the London newspaper "Daily Mail", that "these things are designed to ensure that they were used."

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

One of the oldest images in the world left the March 30 auction in New York for 62,500 dollars to an unknown buyer. At this daguerreotype created in 1848, it captured the lone house standing on the place which is now known as the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Over half a million dollars on March 21 in New York could not sell the complete skeleton of a dinosaur (right), whose age is 150 million years.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

In the 50s of the twentieth century, 9-year-old boy left for this comic book, dated 1938, only 35 cents.

It was the first comic book in which the famous Superman was portrayed.

A March 13 fan comic, drummer "System of a Down", John Dolmayan bought the comic for 317,200 dollars.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

All this car model was produced 17 pieces. What a surprise it was the relatives of the deceased Englishman, when they found a rare car Bugatti Type 57S Atalante 1937 release in his garage in Gosforth, England.

It was sold at auction in Paris on February 7th for 4, 4 million USD.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This tuna left the fish auction in Tokyo for $ 104 700 on 5 January. The fish was huge and weighed 127 kg - at $ 370 per kilogram. The history of the fish auction in 2001 it was the most expensive lot.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett in 2008 was sold at a charity auction organized by eBay, for 2, $ 1 million, Zhao Danyang - investment fund managers from Hong Kong.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

A lifejacket with the famous liner "Titanic", which was not able to take advantage of anyone, was bought at auction in New York for $ 68 500 June 25, 2008.

This vest was found on the Halifax shoreline after the flood ship off Newfoundland in 1912.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

"A pond with water lilies" - a famous picture in 1919 by Claude Monet was sold June 24, 2008 at an auction in London for more than $ 80 million. This picture is part of a series of works devoted to water lilies.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Fifteen 20-dollar bills were sold in Dallas June 14, 2008 for 37,000 dollars.

Face value of these notes was exceeded 120 times. They are unusual in that remained from foreclosure thief DB Cooper, which he received in 1971, before the jump from the plane and there are not caught.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This unique golden bowl is Persian artefact depicting the two-faced Roman god Janus. For a long time the cup was stored under the bed grandson unknown junk. A June 5, 2008 bowl sold by auction in the UK for 100 000 dollars.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

The largest over the past few decades, a colorless diamond 101.27 carats tiara May 28, 2008 was sold at "Christie's" auction in Hong Kong for 6, 21 million dollars.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Ferrari California Spyder 1961 release, once owned by actor James Coburn, was sold in Italy May 18, 2008 of 10 894 900 dollars. This Ferrari became the most expensive vintage car.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This letter is unique in that it Albert Einstein wrote his contempt for religion. Therefore, it was sold May 16, 2008 at the London auction for 404 thousand dollars, "the collector, lover in theoretical physics."

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This painting, executed by the artist Lucien Freud " 'Benefits Supervisor Sleeping", was sold May 13, 2008 at "Christie's" auction in London for 33, 6 million dollars. This is the most expensive work of the artist during his lifetime.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This brush picture of Claude Monet's "F / A Bridge at Argenteuil" has become the most expensive work of the French Impressionists. The painting was sold at Christie's auction in New York for 41 million US dollars May 6, 2008.

Prior to this, the most expensive kind of work was the painting "Nymphs", which is sold by auction in 2008 for 36, 5 million dollars.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Developer from Oklahoma City gave for this ferris wheel running on the pier in Santa Monica, California in 1966, 132 400 dollars. On eBay in April 2008, fighting five who want to get this prize.

Now the wheel has become part of the building in Oklahoma City.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

One very clever girl auctioned on eBay in March last year, a very unusual lot - corn in Illinois hlopinku form. No less amazing was declared and the price - $ 350 per 1 corn hlopinku.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

The sign for a car with a single number "1" was sold to a rich man from Abu Dhabi for $ 14 million. This item was the most expensive of its kind, the previous cost about half as much.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

At the auction, "Sotheby's" in New York sold this copy of the Magna Carta in 1297. She left the auction for 21.321 million dollars in December 2007.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

A prototype coin 10 cents, created by the US Mint in 1792, was sold together with other rare coins in a private collection for $ 30 million in November 2007.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

This has huge size truffle with weight 1, 5 kg was found by Italian mushroom picker near Pisa in November 2007. Lot was auctioned for 330 000 dollars. All proceeds are donated to organizations specializing in the treatment of people with hereditary diseases.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Globe, once owned by Adolf Hitler, left the auction Greg Martin, held in October 2007 in San Francisco, for 100 000 dollars. It was stolen by an American soldier of Adolf Hitler's home in 1945.

The most expensive and unusual items at auction

Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso 1963 release, which once belonged to the famous actor Steve McQueen, went at auction in October 2007 for 2, 31 million dollars to the buyer, who wished to remain anonymous.