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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.

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.

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 sta…

Al Capone's Hideout is on the Auction Block

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

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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.