5- Micheal Jacksons Thriller Jacket
With high plans to raise money for childrens hospital world wide, a gold trader buys the thrilling Micheal Jackson’s red and black jacket for $1.8 Million, which he wore in a world famous music video of the song ‘thriller’ in 1983. The jacket sold by Julien’s auction house in Beverly Hills is in better condition and is signed on the sleeve by the late singer. The 14-minute clip, in which Jackson turns into a zombie and dances with the undead, is considered one of the most influential music videos ever made.
4- 1938 Action Comics No.1
This comic book which brought to the world the ‘Man of Steel’ Supermangot caught in the headlines when it collected an astounding amount of $2.1 Million at an online auction. This particularly copy of the 1938 Action Comics No.1 was given a coveted 9.0 Grade for its extremely fine condition. This fabulous comic book edition was reportedly stolen from the actor’s, Nicholas Cage,collection in the year 2000, but was subsequently recovered in the following months.
3- Elizabeth Taylor’s Record Breaking Dresses Auction
Elizabeth Taylor’s couture dresses have sold for a record breaking $2.6 Million. One of the most expensive and astounding seller was Elizabeth’s Christian Dior evening gown and matching clutch, which fetched $362,500 despite having an estimation price of only $6,000. Her wedding gowns proved hits of the night with her second marriages wedding gown leaving the place for $62,500. The wedding bands, two diamonds and two gold ones sold for astounding $1Million, 125 times more than the estimated price.. The yellow chiffon gown she wore to their first nuptials was withdrawn from the auction at the last minute, and is to be donated to an institution instead.
2- Marilyn Monroe’s White Gown
Making it the world’s most expensive dress, Monroe’s white flowing gown she wore in the movie ‘The Seven Year Itch’ was sold for an incredible price of $4.6million. The dress which was sold at an auction held at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, California, was the highlight in a catalogue of 3,500 pieces of memorabilia auctioned off by the Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds. This dress was designed by William Travolta and brought by Reynol in 1971 as a job-lot of wardrobe items sold by 20th Century Fox studios, this gown was only expected to score $1-$2million and instead breaking records for the worlds most expensive dress.
1-Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Set
One of Hollywood’s most celebrated actress, Elizabeth Taylor was remembered again in December 2011 when he fine jewelery set grabbed an amazing price of $116million at Christie’s auction. The remarkable sale has now put the collection in the record books as the most expensive private jewelery collection sold at auction. The auction included a pearl necklace collecting $11.8million, a diamond ring for $8.8million. The most famous necklace called the ‘la peregrina’ layered with pearls, rubies and diamonds was said to have broken the pre-sale estimate of $3-$4million and is now considered one of the most expensive auctioned items of all times.
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