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Woman’s $15 ‘costume jewelry’ ring turns out to be worth $450,000

Thirty years ago, an unnamed owner bought an "exceptionally sized" stone from a flea market at the West Middlesex hospital in west London, according to Mashable. She wore the ring for years while shopping and even doing chores before bringing it into

Basquiat painting sold for record $110.5m in New York

That is nearly double the price of his previous most expensive work, bought by the same person a year ago, according to the BBC. It has broken several other records including becoming the most expensive work by any US artist. It is also

$60 Million Pink Star Diamond Back To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s

The oval, 59.60-carat, internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond is expected to exceed $60 million at the Sotheby’s auction, which would rank it among the most valuable diamonds ever sold, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Rappaport. “At a time of unprecedented demand

Nuclear submarine plans found in charity shop in UK

Staff at a Barnardo's store in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, were amazed to discover the document showing details of the former £200m HMS Trafalgar, according to the BBC. "Someone said that if the phone rang and it was someone with a Russian accent, I

Chinese vase fetches over $1 million in incredible auction

Auctioneers Fellows, founded in 1876, said the sale of the 14-inch high lot – intricately decorated with small golden carp and lotus blossoms – had broken all its house records, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Metro.

Mick Jagger’s pants set to fetch 10K at auction

The Rolling Stone frontman's custom-made pants, which he later shared with his bandmate Keith Richards, are being sold online at RRAuction.com and are expected to make the huge sum, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Missoulian. The description on the website reads: "Mick Jagger's

Trump Signed Ball, Playboy Fetch Big Money At Auction

Goldin Auctions put the authenticated Trump signed baseball on the block and it got 27 bids -- the final price was $2,082.50 when the metaphorical gavel sounded, TMZ reports. As we previously reported, Trump balls would routinely sell in the $100 to

Chinese imperial seal sold for record $22m at auction

The seal was sold to an unnamed Chinese collector in Paris on Wednesday after a heated bidding war at Drouot auction, the BBC reports. The palm-sized seal is made of red and white steatite, a type of mineral rock.