Rare, expensive things

It is believed that the rarest mineral organic origin is a little-known Paine: the orange stone was first discovered in Burma in the mid 50s. Since then, in the world there are only two peynita. However, a couple of years ago it was discovered mine, and now at the disposal of mankind are about a hundred polished rarities. The most famous is stone-rarity is the famous red diamond.

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In 2006, the New York Sotheby's auction of Chinese porcelain vase mid XIV century was sold for 4, 72 million dollars. The last time she appeared at a public auction in 1993: then it bought for 1, $ 2 million. Relatively small (34 centimeter) vase is an example of the classical style Yuan, which is dominated by the cobalt-blue underglaze painting on a white background. It is worth noting that this is the only surviving copy of this kind.

One of the most rare nowadays existing comic books - this is the first edition of the famous "Spider-Man" called «Amazing Spider-Man # 1." Rare it is not only a sequence number, but also in the fact that for the 1963 edition of the book is amazingly well preserved. Approximate cost of a rarity for collectors is about 40 thousand dollars in the original retail price of 12 cents.

Guinness World Records says that the most rare and expensive jeans - the famous 501-I model of Levi Strauss & Co. For vintage stitched 115 years ago, jeans collector from Japan posted owner lot at online auction site eBay 60 thousand dollars. A huge amount, given that the new jeans of the same model are all 46.

According to Wikipedia, the most rare and expensive stamp in the world - "Yellow treskilling" from Sweden. Its estimated value is 2, $ 3 million. What is it rare? In 1858, Sweden produced a series of blue stamps $ 3 Skilling (hence the name - Treskiling) and yellow - cost 8 Skilling. In printing mixed color, and because of this error came to light several instances of yellow makes the $ 3 Skilling.

In the world there are many rare books, but perhaps the most rare is the famous Gutenberg Bible: the first printed book appeared in 1456. There are several hundred copies of the Bible itself, however, is the first instance in two volumes - if will be found - will cost collector of antique books about 20-25 million dollars. What to say, if one page of this book goes under the hammer for 25 thousand dollars, and for sold last year one of the volumes of two volumes - is not the first edition - one fork out of 5, 5 million!

One of the rarest and most exotic dishes on the planet - the famous Chinese soup of swallows' nests. For 400 years since the invention of dishes, it became more expensive in times: soup of swifts nest of sea-salanganov can do gourmets in the amount of up to 10 thousand dollars.

The most rare and expensive in the world of sea salt produced in Japan and is called "Amabito But Mosio" - "old salt seas." Because of the complexity of production and sensitive method of evaporation and centrifugation, the cost for 1 pound of salt reaches $ 40.

Baseball cards - a popular collectibles in the US, Canada and Japan. Card «T206 Honus Wagner», released in 1906 by American Tobacco Company, is considered the rarest baseball card in the world. It was printed edition of only 70 copies, and then it was discontinued at the request of the for bonuses Wagner, who was an opponent of smoking and did not want the American Tobacco Company used his name. In 2007, the card was sold for a record $ 2, 8 million US dollars.

One of the rarest (from sold at auction) bottles of wine purchased by Christopher Forbes - "only" 160 thousand dollars. Unmarked green bottle with the inscription "1787 Lafitte Th. J. »supposedly belonged to Thomas Jefferson.

The rarest breed of domestic cats - Asher. She withdrew from the African serval, an Asian leopard cat and the ordinary home Murka. Weight cat can reach 14 kg, and get a kitten can "only" for 22 thousand dollars.

Scientists argue that rare breed of horse sarraya - direct descendants of the wild horses of South Iberia. Total left in the world only 200 of these horses. But on the characteristics and qualities of the rarest breed is considered to be bred for military purposes Austrian breed lipizzaner. Price for one such horse comes to 100 thousand dollars.

Deciding to start collecting jewelery rarity, be patient and money: a measly five million dollars will not help. The most expensive piece of jewelry in the world - a necklace with a rare blue diamond weighing 14 carats. Stone pear-cut white diamonds framed and imprisoned in captivity necklace in white gold. The total value of products - $ 16 million.

In 1999, the auction was sold that same copy of an album by John Lennon and Yoko «Double Fantasy», in which the singer has put an autograph for her future killer Mark Chapman 5 hours before his own death. The plate was found in a decorative potted flower next to the crime scene. The envelope contains fingerprints Chapman: at one time served as the album one of the prosecution evidence against the killers. Price rarity: 460,000 US dollars.

July 30, 2002 at Sotheby's for 7, $ 9 million was sold a rare gold coin of 30-ies of XX century. Unique coin $ 20 is known as a "double eagle". In the 30's abandonment of the gold standard led to the withdrawal from circulation coins of the precious metal, and almost all of the "double eagles" were sent to the facility. Ten coins release spring of 1933 were stolen from the warehouse of the Ministry of Finance. American intelligence agencies managed to find and return all but one - this most. "Double eagle" managed to find almost half a century later - British collector Stephen Fenton coin purchased in London and came with her to New York, where he was arrested by federal agents the United States. After five years of litigation the US government reached an agreement with him: the coin is the property of the United States, but it can be sold.

The oldest and rarest of properties for sale - castle in Transylvania, famous for the fact that it supposedly lived Count Dracula, a real prototype famous literary character. The market value of the lock is approaching $ 135 million.

Despite extensive literary legacy left to them descendants manuscript evidence of his activities there are not many. There are only 6 "autographs" great Shakespeare. The most expensive of them - the signature of the writer - is estimated at $ 3 million.



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