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.