Showing posts from February, 2008

Boat for Sale: Includes Rocket Launcher and Submarine

It's actually more than a boat, it's a 269 foot yacht , the Ocean Breeze, which really does have a rocket launcher, submarine, and a swimming pool. It is docked in the French Riviera.

License Plate Number 1 Sells for $14 million

In case you missed my previous article about the License Plate 1 auction , here is the follow-up. Abu Dabi sold the license plate for $14 million at a charity auction Saturday. The winning bidder was Saeed Khouri, a member of a wealthy family in Abu Dhabi.

Silver and Leather Dog Collar Sells for $3900

The auction house Bonhams, auctioned off $700,000 worth of dog related items including a silver and leather dog collar, which went for $3900, and a painting of foxhounds and a terrier which was hammered for $66,000.

301 Pennys sells for $10.7 million

At the Heritage Auction Galleries auction in Long Beach last week, a collection of 301 cents sold for $10.7 million. Just two of the cents, one from 1793, and one from 1794, sold for $632,500 .

$1 million Violin Accidentally Smashed

When David Garrettwas exiting a performance at London's Barbican Hall on a flight of concrete steps, he accidentally tripped and dropped his $1 million 1772 Guadagnini violin . It is still unknown whether the violin can be repaired.

For Chocolate Lovers

Did you know that people started consuming chocolate back in 1100 BC? Did you know that chocolate can lower your blood pressure? The blog called has a list of ten bits of trivia about one of the world's most favorite sweets, chocolate .

$164 Million in Paintings Stolen in Switzerland

$164 million in old masters paintings were stolen at gunpoint at a museum in Zurich, Switzerland. The stolen paintings included those by Cezanne, Degas, Monet, and van Gogh. This was the largest art robbery in Swiss history.

How Would You Like Licence Plate Number 1 for your Car?

Wouldn't it be neat to have a license plate on your car with the license number '1' on it? Talk about personalized license plates, this would be the ultimate. Well now you have your chance, since next weekend, Abu Dabi will be auctioning off this number 1 license plate automobile registration . Bidding interest is expected to be strong. Gee, if the state of California had come up with this idea of auctioning single digit license plates, it would have helped the state's budget situation.

$1.2 million for a Postage Stamp

At a Long Island auction, an 1869 stamp with the Declaration of Independence printed upside down sold for $1.2 million . The stamp was auctioned off by Philip Weiss Auctions.

Keira Knightley's Dress Currently Selling for $2,500

If you want a great movie star collectible, how about bidding on Keira Knightley's dress that she wore in the movie Atonement . The dress is being auctions by , with the proceeds going to Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California.

Books By and About Billionaires

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 Funny Money: From Billionaires to Bankrupts Asia's New Wealth Club: Who's Really Who in 21st Century Business: Asias Top 100 Billionaires Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life The Quotable Executive: Words of Wisdom from Warren Buffett, Jack Welch, Shelly Lazarus, Bill Gates, Lou Gerstner, and More Masters of Enterprise: Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J.P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey Business @ the Speed of Thought : Using a Digital Nervous System Business the Bill Gates Way: 10 Secrets of the World's Richest Business Leader Bill Gates: Business Masterminds The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror by George Soros The Alchemy of Finance (Wiley Investment Classics) Becoming Rich: The W