Many museums today owe their existence to the cabinets of curiosities that began to be seen in upper-class homes during the Italian Renaissance. Rather than being mere display cases, they were entire rooms, and they were jam-packed with oddities from around the world.
It should come as no surprise that antique and vintage auction houses have seen more than just tables and dressers grace their halls. There are plenty of weird and wonderful items that have gone up for auction over the years too – and this is especially true when it comes to celebrity-owned items! Here are 10 of the strangest antiques to ever have appeared on the auction block.
While most will know that splurging on a pair of shoes is nothing new, you can be rest assured that a $1 million pair is going to turn more heads than you could ever imagine. If the idea of spending over $1000 on a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s or $700 on a pair of Christian Louboutin’s signature red-heeled stilettos is enough to make your head spin, then this list of the most expensive shoes in the world is going blow your mind completely!
Vintage clothing is clothing that was popular at one point or another but slowly faded into obscurity and found its way into Goodwill outlets and second hand clothing stores around the world. This is clothing that no longer has a place in modern society, but due to its unique nature, has plenty of value to the collector.
Movie memorabilia is a huge business, and there are plenty of wealthy fans out there willing to spend millions to get their hands on a one-of-a-kind prop. Of course, anyone would be able to pick up a B-class film prop or two with a few hundred dollars and an eBay account, but as for silver screen classics and their props, typically only the wealthiest and most passionate collectors are able to nab them. Here are some of the world’s most valuable (and expensive) movie props of all time!
While your house may be filled with second-hand furniture from days of old, it would rarely fetch a high price at auction. Antiques on the other hand actually become more valuable they older they become and the price will depend on its age, its condition, how many pieces are still in existence, the craftsmanship, and if there is any historical significance. With this in mind, let’s explore the most expensive antique furniture ever sold.
Collecting vintage cars is a hobby that not everyone is able to indulge in mostly for financial reasons. The rare, truly classic cars can often be worth millions, and are only sold in exclusive galleries around the world. But not every collector needs to spend piles of money to start their own vintage car collection.
Human beings have always have always had a soft spot for collecting things that we like over time. Whether it’s a small coin or stamp collection, it’s not uncommon to come across someone that has spent a decent amount of time and money investing in a collection that interests them. But some take collecting to an entire new level, and have created massive collections that surpass anything else in the world.