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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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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