Sunday, September 27, 2009

La Jolla Has the Most Expensive Homes in the US

La Jolla is the exclusive community in the northern part of the city of San Diego. For the second year in a row, Caldwell Banker has name the La Jolla housing market as the most expensive in the country, with the average 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home selling for $2,125,000, a greater than 16% increase over last year.

First a $100,000 iPhone Cover, Now a $240,000 Blackberry

First, a diamond-encrusted gold iPhone shell is offered by a German company. Now a British company is coming out with 'the world's most expensive Blackberry', a solid 18-carat yellow gold Curve 8900. It will be designed by luxury designer Alexander Amosu, and will have almost 29 carats of specially cut diamonds.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Christina Ricci Home For Sale

Christina Ricci, actress who became famous or her role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, has put her Los Angeles home up for sale at a price of $1.5 million. It is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,400 sq ft home located on Park Oak Drive, in Hollywood Hills. The house includes a mosaic-tiled pool.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

US Mint Removing Household Order Limit on Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

The United States Mint will remove the household order limit on the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. The Mint is selling the coin for $1,339.00 each. The limit is currently 25 coins per household.

According to the Mint: This one-ounce, 24-karat gold coin is a triumph in coin design representing the culmination - more than a century in the making - of a partnership between a renowned artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and a visionary leader, President Theodore Roosevelt. The coin, is a digitally reproduced version of Saint-Gaudens’ original ultra high relief 1907 Double Eagle gold piece, which was never released into circulation.

Included with each coin is an official United States Mint companion book that chronicles the history and development of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin describing the modern technologies and processes used to perfect this unique legal tender United States coin.

On the coin’s obverse, Saint-Gaudens shows Liberty, personified by a statuesque woman striding powerfully forward. A young eagle flying during a sunrise is depicted on the reverse. The original 1907 Double Eagle is considered by many the most beautiful coin ever made in the United States. But despite Saint-Gaudens artistic masterpiece, the minting process at the time did not allow for the mass production of ultra high relief coins, and Saint-Gaudens’ artistic vision was never fully realized. In 2008, through 21st century design and technology, the original Saint-Gaudens’ coin plasters were digitally mapped and the ultra high relief sculpture was updated to reflect the year 2009 in Roman numerals (MMIX), an additional four stars were added to represent the last four states admitted to the Union and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST, which was not on the 1907 version, was added, along with a small border to provide a more consistent edge. Featured on the raised edge-lettering of the coin is the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM with the letters separated by stars.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin is packaged in an elegant mahogany wood box with velvet lining. A wood platform encasing the coin capsule allows the coin to be visible without tilting it. The box is finished with a high-gloss lacquer and the inscriptions used are in a font similar to those used in the early 1900s when the original coin was produced.

Al Capone's Hideout is on the Auction Block

The famous Chicago mobster, Al Capone, had a 407 acre hideout property in northern Wisconsin during prohibition. The stone house on the property has walls that are 18 inches thick. Starting bid will be $2.6 million at the Sawyer County Courthouse on Oct. 8.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Most Expensive iPhone Cover

If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury to cover your Apple (AAPL) iPhone, check out the gorgeous diamond-encrusted gold shell offered by GnG, a German company. Price is approximately $100,000. If you don't like gold, you also have a choice of silver or platinum.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AvantAir has a Special on Fractional Flying

For a limited time, AvantAir is offering a special on the fractional purchase of flight time. They are offering an introductory rate of %95,000 for 25 hours with a 12 month term. The company is also offering a 15 hour special.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

World's Most Expensive Dog $580,000

A Chinese woman has just purchased the world's most expensive dog, Tibetan mastiff. The sales price was $580,000. The dog was met at the airport with a motorcade of luxury cars.

Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte is Canada's First Space Tourist

Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte, who owns Cirque du Soleil, is planning on becoming the world's seventh and Canada's first space tourist and is set to travel on a Russian Soyuz space craft at the end of September.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Michael Jackson Glove Sold for $49,000

A white glove covered in jewels, which had been worn by Michael Jackson, sold at a Melbourne Australia auction for $49,000 at the auction house Bonhams and Goodman, which was almost double the estimated price. The high bidder was Warwick Stone on behalf of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The glove was worn by Jackson in 1996, on the day he married Debbie Rowe.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

The most expensive automobile sold at auction, according to AutoSpies, was the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa which was hammered at $12.2 million at the RM’s Leggenda e Passione event in Maranello, Italy. Second place was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder which went for $10.9 million.

Picture shows a more modern Testarossa.