Sales of the world (35 photos)

bottle of beer «Lowenbrau» and a jug of milk from the wreckage of the airship «Hindenburg», which burned down in New Jersey in 1937. Andrew Eldridge from an English auction house «Henry Aldridge and Son» says that the bottle remains about 80% of the beverage. This bottle is the most expensive bottle of beer in the world. (Henry Aldridge and Son)

A rare miniature of Peter the Great in a diamond-encrusted frame was sold at auction in New York on Nov. 2 for 1, $ 3 million. George Roberts from Arizona had bought it from a London dealer in 1951 and was not aware of its importance, has not yet made an assessment this summer. In this photo you can see the front and back of the portrait. (Sotheby's / AP)

This square emerald-cut diamond at 32.01 carats was sold at auction on October 21 at 7, 7 million dollars. Billionaire philanthropist Leonore Annenberg, who died in March, bought it for my 90th birthday. Auction house «Christie's» did not want to reveal the name of the buyer. Ring expected to sell for as low as 3 to 5 million dollars. (Christie's / AP)

Surgeon from New York, paid 12,713 dollars for the September issue of the newspaper «Datebook» 1966, signed by John Lennon. The newspaper has a famous quote Lennon that "The Beatles" more popular than Jesus. (Courtesy of

A signed copy of Adolf Hitler's book 'Mein Kampf' went to auction in England on August 13 for 34,900 dollars. The buyer was anonymous, to make a deal on the phone. The book was signed in 1924, when Hitler was serving a four-year prison sentence. This copy is the second edition, which Hitler gave his cellmate in 1925. (Barry Batchelor, PA / AP)

One of the original photographs of Albert Einstein, indicating the language of photography, was sold for 74,324 dollars at auction in New Hampshire on 20 June. When Einstein signed the photo, he said that his gesture was addressed to all mankind. (RR Auction, LLC. / AP)

Rare stamp with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln went to the auction in New York for US $ 431,250 on June 13. Lot known as the "Brand of the refrigerator," as an envelope on which was this brand, was sent from Boston to cold stores in India in 1873. Mark was stolen from its original owner in Indianapolis in 1967, and 39 years later found in a house in Chicago. (Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries / AP)

Rare Audrey Hepburn stamp with a cigar sold by auction on May 26 in Berlin for 93,800 dollars - more than two minimum price. There are only five copies of this brand. Most of them were destroyed after Hepburn's son refused to sell the copyright to the image in 2001. (Fritz Reiss, AP)

This rare blue diamond at 7.03 carats went to auction in Geneva on 12 May to a record price of 9, 49 million dollars. This item was the most expensive of the precious stones. Stone was discovered last year in the historic Cullinan mine in South Africa. (Martial Trezzini, Keystone / AP)

This silversmith in 1804 the Adams-Carter - one of the 15 and unissued coins. Coin bought for $ 2 million in a private auction two years ago, went to the auction Cincinnati on April 30 for 2, 3 million. (Heritage Auction Galleries / AP)

This rare coupe version fighter «Spitfire» World War II was sold at auction in London for 2, 53 million on 20 April. British adventurer Steve Brooks, who paid for the plane a record price, said in an interview with the London newspaper «Daily Mail», he believes that "these things are designed to ensure that they were used." (Alastair Grant, AP)

At this daguerreotype dating from 1848, you can see a lonely house on the site, which is now known as the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This is one of the oldest images in the world was sold at auction for 62,500 dollars to an unknown buyer March 30 in New York. (Sotheby's / AP)

Apparently, the crisis affects the dinosaurs. This complete skeleton of a dinosaur, which 150 million years old (right), has not found a buyer at auction in New York on March 21. 2-meter skeleton Dryosaurus, joined in this picture to other subjects sales, had to be sold for half a million dollars. (Josh Chait, I.M. Chait Gallery / AP)

Sometime in the 1950's 9-year-old boy paid for this comic 1938 35 cents. It was the first comic book in which there was the famous Superman. March 13 drummer «System of a Down» and a fan of comic books comics John Dolmayan bought for 317,200 dollars. (Metropolis Collectibles / AP)

Relatives of the deceased person found this rare car Bugatti Type 57S Atalante 1937 issue in his garage in Gosforth, England. 17 is one of the existing models of vehicles. He left the auction for 4, $ 4 million in Paris on 7 February. (Bonhams / AP)

This ordinary tuna was sold for 104,700 dollars at the fish auction on Jan. 5 in Tokyo. The fish weighed 127 kg - 370 dollars per kilogram. It is the most expensive item on the fish auction in 2001. The buyers were two owners sushi bar - one of Hong Kong, the other from Japan. (Kyodo News / AP)

Zhao Danyang - fund managers from Hong Kong - received the right to have lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett for 2, $ 1 million in June 2008 at a charity auction on eBay. (Saul Loeb, AFP / Getty Images)

Unused life jacket from the famous "Titanic" went from the auction in New York for $ 68 500 June 25, 2008. The vest was found on the shoreline of Halifax after the ship sank off Newfoundland in 1912. (Christie's Images, Ltd. / AP)

Painting by Claude Monet «pond with water lilies" went at auction in London for more than $ 80 million June 24, 2008. This masterpiece of the artist in 1919 is one of four paintings series on water lilies. (Lefteris Pitarakis, AP)

Fifteen 20-dollar bills were sold in Dallas June 14, 2008 for 37,000 dollars. Bills, the cost of which was almost 120 times greater than their par value, were from foreclosure thief DB Cooper, which he received in 1971, before the jump from a plane and disappear. (LM Otero, AP)

This golden thicket, over the years are stored under the bed grandson junk, was sold at auction in the UK for $ 100 000 5 June 2008. This cup - Persian artifact depicting the two-faced Roman god Janus. (Dukes Auctioneers, Handout / AFP)

The largest in the last few decades, colorless diamond was sold at auction May 28, 2008 in Hong Kong. 101.27 carat diamond tiara left in the auction «Christie's» private buyer for 6, 21 million dollars. (Wally Santana, AP)

Ferrari California Spyder, 1961, which was once owned by actor James Coburn, was sold in Italy May 18, 2008. The car left at the price of 10,894,900 dollars and became the most expensive retro car. (RM Auctions)

This is a letter in which Albert Einstein writes about his contempt for religion, was sold at auction in London for 404,000 dollars May 16, 2008. Buyer's described as "a collector with a love of theoretical physics." (Bloomsbury Auctions / AP)

Lucian Freud's painting «'Benefits Supervisor Sleeping» was sold at auction «Christie's» in London May 13, 2008 at 33, 6 million dollars. The painting became the most expensive work of art of the artist during his lifetime. (Emmanuel Dunand, AFP / Getty Images)

Picture of Claude Monet's "F / A Bridge at Argenteuil" went at auction at Christie's in New York for $ 41 million May 6, 2008. This price broke the record for an auction of French impressionist painting. The previous record was set last year for the painting "Nymphs" - she went at auction for 36, $ 5 million. (Matt Dunham, AP)

Developer from Oklahoma City paid a ferris wheel spinning on the pier in Santa Monica, California in 1966, 132 400 dollars. He walked five rivals on eBay in April 2008. The wheel should be part of building in Oklahoma City. (Pacific Park Photo / AP)

You would pay 1350 dollars for corn hlopinku in the form of Illinois? That is the price put forward one of the girls on eBay in March 2008 to find a miracle in a pack of cereal destined for breakfast. (Donald McIntire / AP)

The rich man from Abu Dhabi to fork out for a car license plate with a single digit "1". He paid for it $ 14 million, beating the previous record of 6, 8 million for the license plate with the number "5". (Manuel Salazar, AP)

At the auction «Sotheby's» in New York sold this copy of the Magna Carta in 1297. She went at auction for US $ 21,321,000 in December 2007. (Stephen Chernin, Getty Images)

This prototype coin 10 cents was created the US Mint in 1792. She left with the auction, along with other rare coins in the collection of a private buyer for $ 30 million in November 2007. (Heritage Auction Galleries / AP)

This truffle weighing 1, 50 kg, Italian mushroom pickers found near Pisa in November 2007, went at auction for 330,000 dollars. The proceeds from the purchase of the funds were donated to organizations involved in the care of people with hereditary diseases. (Andrew Medichini,

This globe that once belonged to Adolf Hitler, was sold at auction by Greg Martin in San Francisco for $ 100 000 in October 2007. American soldiers stole this souvenir from the house of the Fuhrer in 1945. (Eric Risberg, AP)

This car is the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso 1963 release, the owner of which was once the actor Steve McQueen, was sold for 2, $ 31 million to an anonymous buyer in October 2007. (William Claxton, Keystone / AP)


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