The Dollar Bill Worth 30 Million

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Andy Warhol’s piece titled “One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate)” was sold for a stunning 20,869,000 GBP (30.7 million) at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Event

One dollar bill By Andy Warhol


The evening event on July 2 realized £130.4 million ($204.7 million), Sotheby’s highest-ever total for a sale of Contemporary Art in Europe. See some of the other top sales on Sotheby’s blog

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The custom built Pagani Huayra 730 S 1-of-1 has been recently delivered to Los Angeles to Mexican movie producer and entrepreneur Alejandro Salomon. Below is a video showcasing the supercar and also a link to Alejandro Salomon’s Instagram account for more photos.

According to Topspeed, the “normal”Pagani Huayra sells for around $2 million, so this custom built version must be over this price point for sure.

Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion costume used in the classic Wizard of Oz movie was sold for $3,077,000 at Bonhams’ New York auction.

Lion Costume Wizard of Oz

It was one of the many items of the “TCM Presents… There’s no place like Hollywood” auction that fetched amazingly high prices, including the piano used in the movie Casablanca, which sold for over $3.4 million

An amazing and very important jewelry, called the “Graff Ruby” was sold at Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels” auction for over 8 million dollars (8,285,000 CHF) It was part of the Dimitri Mavrommatis collection and it weights 8.62 carats.

The Graff Ruby

From the lot’s note:

This spectacular gemstone was first sold at auction nearly nine years ago. It quickly soared to some six times its low estimate and was purchased by the celebrated jeweller Laurence Graff establishing a world record price at auction for a ruby of its size.

Mr Graff named the stone after the sale the ‘Graff Ruby’, and in a Bloomberg interview in February 2006 was quoted as saying ‘…the cut and spread of colour is the finest I have ever seen’.

Since then, the prices for truly exceptional Mogok rubies, arguably the rarest of all gemstones, have continued to soar on the very few occasions they have appeared on the market.

Read more on Sotheby’s website

Completed by Patek Philippe in 1932, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch is now the most expensive watch ever sold. It was sold for $24 million (CHF 23.2 million) at Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in Switzerland.

Henry Graves Supercomplication

You can read more about this auction and the history of the Patek Philippe watch on the Sotheby’s site or on Bloomberg’s


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