The Most Costly Antiques and Co9llectibles Ever Appraised
Many have discovered antiques worth thousands of dollars stashed in their garages and basements. If you want 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 made 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. The watch was originally appraised at $250,000 in 2004, but the appraisal was later updated to $1,500,000 in 2016. The Patek Philippe Pocket Watch was sold for $1,541,212 when it was auctioned.
Another costly antique presented in this article are the Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups. A man began collecting these cups made from rhinoceros back in the 170s during his tours worldwide. There are some cups collected which date back in the early 1000 B.C. The appraisal for the entire collection of the Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups 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. The written notes, baseball cards and autographs of one of the earliest baseball professional team are in this collection. The team was called the Boston Red Stockings, and some of the players were 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 for one of these cards was made in Baltimore was made for $780,000 to 1,300,000. A card was sold for $3,120,000 in 2016 and was a record selling price set.
The Navajo Chief’s Blanket is another expensive antique presented here. 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.
The fifth expensive 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. TRhis watch was sold for $24 million in 2014.
Another costly antique presented in this article is The Harrington Commode. This commode was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2010, and it was sold for 3.7 million. This commode is valued more than $5 million at the current exchange rates.