There are certain things in the world money can’t buy. But there are certain things only the people in Forbes’ Top Richest People can afford. These are the most expensive collectibles in the world at the moment, admired in museums or treasured in private collections. These would go really well with the world’s most expensive food and drinks.
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One of the most treasured porcelain vases in the world is one dating back to the XIV century. The Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is the period when the firing techniques of the Blue and White Porcelain flourished in China. Sold in 1993 for 1.2 million, the vase has 34 centimeters, designed in Yuan stile, with cobalt-blue painted on its white background. This is the only type of porcelain vase from that period that still exists.

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The rarest comic book in the world today is the first issue of the well-known Marvel superhero, Spider-man. The comic book sold for only 12 cents per copy when it was published in March 1963, and is now worth over $40,000.

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A pair of jeans that really fits is rare to come by. But these are the rarest and most expensive jeans in the world, produced by Levi’s. These jeans, embellished with gold, diamonds and rubies, were offered as a prize in a 2003 contest. They are valued at around $85,000. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most valuable pair of jeans is one original pair of from Levi Strauss & Co 501, over 115 years old, sold in Japan for $60,000.

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The rarest and most valuable stamp is the world is called the Tre Skilling Banco yellow and can be found in Sweden. Only one copy is known to exist and it was sold in 1996 for $2,300,000.00.

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The first book printed with movable type, the Gutenberg Bible is now one of the most expensive and prized books of the world. As of 2007, there are 48 Gutenberg 42-line Bibles known to exist. You can find here a full list with the bibles and the holding institutions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutenberg_Bible. One copy of the book was dismantled and sold into fragments, ranging from $20,000 to $100,000.

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The rarest baseball card is T206 Honus Wagner, issued in 1906 by the American Tobacco Company. This is considered the most valuable baseball card in existence, according to SCP Auctions. Originally released in 1909, there are no more than 60 known cards in existence. In 2000, the card was sold for $1.26 million, now having three times the price.

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The most expensive bottles of wine according to The Guinness Book of World Records is the 1787 Chateau Lafite. The bottle that had once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, is now valued at around $160,000.

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One of the most expensive necklaces in the world has a very rare 14k dark blue brilliant, pear-shaped and framed by white diamonds. Black pearls are thought to be some of the rarest gems on Earth being gathered in the French Polynesia lagoons from the Pinctada Margaratifera oyster, one of the largest pearl-producing oysters in the world.

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“Double Fantasy” was John Lennon’s last album released during his lifetime and is a collaboration with Yoko Ono. This was the last album signed by the artist before he was killed by Mark Chapman. In 2003 the copy autographed by Lennon for his killer was sold for $525,000, thus becoming the most valuable record ever.

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Last but not least is the most expensive autograph in the world, belonging to the famed English author Willian Shakespeare. Only 6 authenticated examples exist, and all are on signed documents. All autographs are held by institutions but if they would be sold, each would cost around $3 million.

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Information & images via wikipedia.org

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Posted by Jordan Lund | April 29th, 2008 1:12 pm

Amazing Spider-Man #1 isn’t even close to being either the rarest or most valuable comic book.

Action Comics #1 was the first appearance of Superman in 1938. Current asking price is $1.1 million.

As for the rarest, that’s up for debate. Some of the early “More Fun” comics are in single digit if not single issue quantities.



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Posted by Andy | October 9th, 2008 12:49 pm

Loved the info about the Honus Wagner baseball card….fascinating stuff!



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Posted by Maddie | May 29th, 2009 8:04 pm

wow. a stamp. cool stuff though, i just don’t get the baseball card.



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Posted by Bob | June 14th, 2010 2:44 am

The T206 Honus Wagner is not the rarest baseball card. Many baseball cards that are much more rare. One example are the 9 cards in the 1887 Gypsy Queen Large set. Of the 10 known cards in the set none have a population of more than 11 cards. And the $10,000 Kelly card has a known population of 5.
These cards are not as expensive as the much more common T206 Honus Wagner as very few persons even know they exist. And if they did want to start collecting them they could not as all the cards in the set are tighty held by a very few collecors.



Posted by Maclauren | June 29th, 2010 2:12 am

Makes me wish I had kept all my comic books. I had the very same spider man comic edition featuring the first introduction of spidey back in the early 60′s as a kid. I’ve probably thrown out millions of dollars worth of rare comics that I had as a kid when my father made me get rid of them all. Of course, hind sight is 20/20.

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Posted by AMY | May 24th, 2011 10:35 pm

is there a website where only the very expansive items are sold or auctioned?
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Posted by The Wagner card is so valuable because | June 1st, 2011 8:33 pm

The Wagner card is so valuable because of the rarity, the reasons for the rarity, and the Hall of Fame status of the player. Honus was an anti-tobacco guy, and when he found out that his card was being used to sell tobacco, he demanded that they stop printing his card, which they did after less than 200 of the cards were released. That, along with the sheer age of the card, is why it’s so rare. Also, Wagner is considered one of the greatest players in the “dead-ball” era of basebal, and was called the greatest player ever to step on a field by Ty Cobb. He still co-holds an NL record for most batting titles at eight, along with Tony Gwynn.

As for the Spider-Man comic, I have no idea what the heck this list is talking about; it isn’t even the most valuable Spider-Man comic. Research, people.



Posted by Tamara | July 27th, 2011 1:39 am

Whoever wrote about the necklace was just throwing around jewelery words. When referring to a stone size we use “carat”. Karat, that was used as “14k” would be incorrect.as it is talking about the purity of the gold used. Also, were black pearls even relevant? It wasn’t specific about the dark blue center stone. Was it a blue diamond? Could have been a sapphire or even a spinel. If it was a pearl of that color it should have been a “drop pearl”. “Pear shape” is for faceted stones.
14 carat pear shape is not very impressive. Especially compared to the almost 70 carat Taylor-Burton diamond worn in a necklace by Elizabeth Taylor.
Judging by the other comments made on this site about baseball cards and comic books, I’m wondering about the credibility of the person writing this.



Posted by Marc Taylor | August 7th, 2011 6:53 am

Some years ago a children’s TV here in UK (Blue Peter) printed a full sheet of Penny Black stamps. Which they then shredded. They were printed, in the studio on camera, on an original press with original paper. So of course, to all intents and purposes they were authentic and, subsequently, valuable.



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