Showing posts from July, 2010

Dennis Hopper’s Home for Sale $6.245 Million

Popular actor, Dennis Hopper, passed away in May, and now his mansion in Venice Beach, California is up for sale. The 15,500 square foot lot, includes three two-story townhouse condominiums, a pool, a pool house, and guest cottage. The price of the house is a reasonable $6.245 million .

Frank Sinatra's Shirt for Just $5

As a follow-up to our previous article about yard sale bargains, a man in California was lucky enough to buy Frank Sinatra's shirt at a garage sale for only five bucks . This white tuxedo shirt has been authenticated by the manufacturer, Anto Distinctive Shirtmakers in Beverly Hills. When told that the shirt may not bring much at auction, the owner said that he may donate the shirt to the Sinatra family. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

$200,000,000 of Ansel Adams Photos for $45

A garage sale aficionado who found a bunch of old photos at a yard sale in Southern California ten years ago has struck it rich. The photos were offered at $70 but he beat them down to $45. It turns out that the purchase was 65 glass negatives created by nature photographer Ansel Adams, and estimated to be worth $200 million .

Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collection

The Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collection and Neuberger Berman Corporate Art Collection will be sold at auction by Sotheby’s on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in New York. There will be over 400 works of art, which are expected to sell for $10 million or more. The artists include Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richard Prince, John Currin and Takashi Murakami, Neo Rauch, Julie Mehretu, Liu Ye and Do Ho Suh. One of the highlights of the collection include Damien Hirst's 'We’ve Got Style (The Vessel Collection – Blue)', painted in 1993 and acquired in 1994. The estimated sale price is $800,000 to $1.2 million.

The Most Expensive Beer in the World is Served in Dead Animals

The End of History' beer, made by BrewDog brewery, has an extremely high alcohol content and sells for about $770 per bottle, making it the most expensive beer in the world. But that doesn't make the 55% alcohol beer unusual. The beer bottle are encased in dead animals prepared by a taxidermist, animals such as squirrels and rabbits. But you better get your order in now, since only 12 bottles will be produced.

Elvis Presley's Grand Piano is Up for Auction

How would you like the ultimate entertainment collectible, formerly owned by The King. And if you play the piano, it would make it an even better buy. Heritage Auction Galleries is offering at auction next month Elvis Presley's White Knabe Grand Piano and Bench as featured in his music room at Graceland from 1957 to 1969. The opening bid is $500,000 and has an estimated value of $1,000,000. This white piano with gold trim was manufactured by Wm. Knabe & Co. It comes with several letters of authenticity. The auction, which has many other Elvis items, closes Saturday, August 14, 2010.

200 Year Old Bottles of Champagne Discovered

Thirty bottles of drinkable champagne were discovered in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. It is estimated that they are from the 1780's, and made by Clicquot. The bottles are worth about $75,000 each . Unfortunately, one of the discoverers took a sip from one of the bottles on the trip back.

Now You Can Buy Winston Churchill's Dentures

Winston Churchill's gold dentures will be up for sale through Keys Auctioneers in London, at an estimated value of $6,100 to $7,650. This set is one of only three sets of dentures of Churchill known to exist. (One set is in a museum.) The auction will be held in Norwich on July 29.