Showing posts from January, 2008

For the Person Who Has Everything: Mastodon Skull

A very large mastodon skull, reportedly the largest four-tusk mastodon skull in existence, is being auctioned off by a Texas fossil museum in order to raise funds. They expect it to hammer for more than $120,000.

Ferrari Sells for $3.3 million at Auction

1959 Ferrari 250 GT long-wheelbase California Spider with a V-12 engine sold $3.3 million at a Gooding & Company auction in Arizona. Over 12 cars sold for more than a million dollars, including a 1932 Alfa Romeo, a 1932 Packard, and a 1936 Model J Duesenberg.

This was the auctioneer's first Arizona sale with 90% of the lots selling for more than estimates.

$70 million Home with a Bullet-Proof Front Door

An Israeli billionaire, Lev Leviev, in the diamond business just bought the most expensive new home in Great Britain for $70 million. The house has bullet proof door, and the cost of the door alone was $100,000.

Auction of Unavailable Wines

2008 Naples Winter Wine Festival, which would be held on Jan. 26, and will auction off wines that can't be found anywhere. Some of the wines include a case of 1985 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache in its original unopened wood box, a case of 1961 Chateau Haut-Brion, and a 15-bottle vertical of Harlan Estate wine from 1990 to 2004.

Commuter Aircraft for Sale on eBay

eBay is auctioning off the last Sky Commuter Prototype test craft, which is the only registered aircraft with the FAA as a VTOL. It was designed to both fly and drive on highways. At the time this was written, the current bid price was $55,600. Check out this sale, there are 24 pictures.

Talk About a Fancy Dinner

A man was eating steamed clams at a restaurant in Lake Worth, Florida when he bit into a rare round purple pearl, with a value of several thousand dollars. It is expected that the restaurant, Dave's Last Resort & Raw Bar, may be getting a lot more business.