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Top 10 Most Expensive Auction Items in the World

Those who love auctioning might not pass this event of the auction of most expensive auction items in the world. Why? Because, it auctions not only rare things but also precious things of some popular figures. Have you ever heard about the baseball ball which is worth more than $2 million? In this article, you will find it. Let’s check them all.

10. Marilyn Monroe’s Dress: $1.3 million

Marilyn Monroe’s Dress

One of the dress of Marilyn Monroe’s is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. She wore this dress when attending John F. Kennedy’s birthday (a United States’ president at the time). This 10th most expensive auction items in the world was sold at the auction for about $1.3 million.

9. Mark McGwire’s 70th Home Run Baseball: $3 million

McGwire’s 70th Home-run Ball

The ball of Mark McGwire’s 70th Home Run is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. In 1998, the number-70 ball set a new record and cracked off McGwire’s bat. This 9th most expensive auction items in the world was sold out at the auction for about $3 million.

8. Guarneri del Gesu Violin: $3.9 million

Guarneri del Gesu Violin

The violin of Guarneri del Gesu is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. Guarneri is a family name of a group of distinguished luthiers from Cremona in Italy in 17th and 18th centuries. Their violins were accused to be the finest of all. This 8th most expensive auction items were worth $3.9 million at price.

7. 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa: $12.2 million

1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

The 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. There was only 21 cars like that at the time. Because of its rareness, the auction price of this car was quite expensive. This 7th most expensive auction items in the world was worth $12.2 million.

6. Wittelsbach Diamond: $23.4 million

Wittelsbach Diamond

The diamond of Wittelsbach is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. This 35.56 carat diamond is about the size of a stamp and dates all the way back to the 17th century. No wonder that the auction price of this 6th most expensive auction items is worth a price, about $23.4 million.

5. Roman Sculpture – Artemis and the Stag: $28.6 million

Roman Sculpture of “Artemis and the Stag”

The Roman sculpture of “Artemis and the Stag” is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. This sculpture was estimated to be over 2,000 years old. It also hailed back to the Roman empire. This 5th most expensive auction items was worth $28.6 million at price.

4. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Hammer: $30.8 million

Leonardo da Vinci Codex Hammer

The Codex Hammer of Leonardo da Vinci’s is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. This journals of Codex Hammer are things which Da Vinci shared and recorded this thoughts and observations at. The auction price of this 4th most expensive auction items reached up to $30.8 million.

3. Badminton Cabinet: $36 million

Badminton Cabinet

The Badminton Cabinet is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. This cabinet was made of ebony wood inlaid with amethyst quartz, agate, lapis lazuli, and many other precious gems. This 3rd most expensive auction items received its name because it resided in Badminton England for more than two centuries.

2. Pablo Picasso’s Boy with A Pipe: $104 million

Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with A Pipe”

The painting of Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with A Pipe” is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. Picasso painted this art when he had been working for 14 years as an artist/ painter. Therefore, this 2nd most expensive auction items in the world was worth $104 million at price.

1. 405-Foot Mega-Yacht: $168 million

405-foot Mega-Yacht

The 405-foot Mega-Yacht is one of the most expensive auction items in the world. This yacht was designed by former naval architect Frank Mulder. It featured 14 multi-level VIP suites and a helicopter garage. This most expensive auction item was worth $168 million at price.

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