Friday, March 28, 2008

$1,000,000 Stradivarius Violin to be Auctioned

'The Penny' will be auctioned by Christie's auction house and is expected to bring $1,000,000. The Penny is not a penny, it is a rare 300 year old Stradivarius violin, formerly owned by the pianist and violinist Barbara Penny.

Books By and About Billionaires

If you are interested in books by and about billionaires, here are ten worth checking out:

The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Made and Gave Away a Fortune Without Anyone Knowing

Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett's Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management

The Eccentric Billionaire: John D. MacArthur--Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary

Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger

Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor

Think Like a Billionaire, Become a Billionaire

How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett: Profiting from the Bargain Hunting Strategies of the World's Greatest Value Investor

Billionaire In Training (Instant Success)

The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics

100 Greatest U.S. Coins

If you are a coin collector, you may be interested in the book, 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth.

If you are interested in the actual coins, John B. Hamrick & Co. just announced the sale of the Old Roswell Mill Collection, which contains thirty-three coins featured in the book.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Auction of Nude Photo of Sarkozy's Wife

The auction house, Christie's, will have an interesting item up for sale, a nude portrait photo of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife, Carla Bruni, taken when she was a popular fashion model. This is expected to be a hot item and to be hammered at between $3,000 and $4,000.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mastodon Skeleton for Sale: $115,000

A 10,000 year old 10 foot tall Mastodon skeleton is for sale in California for $115,000. The owners want to get rid of it because it fills up their garage. The skeleton is almost complete and was found on a family ranch over ten years ago.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Two Most Expensive homes on eBay

The two most expensive homes on eBay this month are:

A 16,000 square foot palace in Ft. Lauderdale for $14,500,000.00 with a full acre of waterfront property and includes a guest house. The house was built in 2001. There are already two bids on this mansion.

A Lake Las Vegas, Nevada Mediterranean mansion which is also for sale at $14,500,000.00 which has 19,968 square feet. It also includes a custom bridge with waterfalls, pub room, and library.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Three-Horned Vegetarian Dinosaur for Sale

On April 16, Christie's in Paris will be auctioning off a three-horned vegetarian Triceratops horridus dinosaur skeleton, which is estimated to be over 65 million years old. The auction house believes it will sell for at least $760,000.

Lawrence Welk Fan? Buy a $3,000 Accordian

The Roland Music company has come out with the FR-2: V-Accordion which utilizes Physical Behavior Modelling. The price is $3,000.

iPhone Tricks

Do you own an iPhone? Check out these iPhone Tips and Tricks, which include how to type letters with accents, deleting email without opening it, and quick ways to type periods.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Palms Casino Holding Auction of Strange Items

On March 15 and 16, the Palms Casino will be holding an auction of some very unusual items, amounting to what are expected to sell for in excess of $5,000,000. Some of the items to be auctioned off include the hat of the Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West and the gun that killed Jack Ruby.

$40,000 Apple MacBook

The "Golden Age" is an Apple Macbook Air created by Bling My Thing's, which is coated in 24k gold that is embedded with 12,000 Swarovski crystals. An extremely rare item, only twenty of these items exist.