The Most Costly Antiques and Co9llectibles Ever Appraised
Many people have uncovered antiques that are worth thousands of dollars stashed in their basements and garages. If you are curious to know some of the world’s most expensive antiques, you should continue reading this article.
The first item valued at a costly price is the Patek Philippe Pocket Watch. The Patek Philippe Pocket Watch was designed for George Thompson; a U.S entrepreneur back in 1914. George Thompson handed the watch to his son who then gave it to his son. George Thompsons grandson decided to have the watch appraised. Originally, the watch was appraised at $250,000 in 2004, but it was later updated to $1,500,000 in 2016. The Patek Philippe Pocket Watch was sold for $1,541,212 when it was auctioned.
The other expensive antique talked about here is the Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups. In the 1970s, a man started collecting these cups made from rhinoceros during his escapades around the world. There are some cups collected which date back in the early 1000 B.C. Appraisal for the rhinoceros cups collection was between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000. Two of the rhinoceros cups have been sold at an auction for $329,000.
The Boston Red Stockings Collection are the other costly antiques discussed here. This collection entails the autographs, written notes and baseball cards of the earliest professional baseball team. The team was the Boston Red Stockings, and it included the hall of fame players such as George Wright. This collection has never been sold at an auction hence it is hard to tell its price. The estimated worth of the sports memorabilia is said to be worth $5.4 billion.
The Honus Wagner Baseball Card is the other costly antique talked about in this article. An appraisal was made in Baltimore for one of these cards for $780,000 to $1,300,000. A record selling price was set back in 2016 when a card was sold for $3,120,000.
The other costly antique talked about here is the Navajo Chief’s Blanket. This blanket plays a major role in the US history as it is one rare item. The blanket was appraised for $750,000 to $1,000,000, and it was sold in Tuscon, Arizona for $1,800,000.
Another costly antique talked about in this article is the Patek Philippe Supercomplication Pocket Watch. During an auction in 1999, the pocket watch was sold for $$11 million. In 2014, the watch was sold for a fee of $24 million.
Another costly antique presented in this article is The Harrington Commode. When this commode was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2010, it was sold for over 3.7 million. This commode is valued more than $5 million at the current exchange rates.