The Most Expensive Antiques and Collectibles Ever Appraised
Many have discovered antiques worth thousands of dollars stashed in their garages and basements. You should continue reading this article if you are keen to know some of the world’s most expensive antiques.
One antique valued expensively 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. The grandson of George Thompson appraised the pocket watch. The watch was originally appraised at $250,000 in 2004, but the appraisal was later updated to $1,500,000 in 2016. After being auctioned, the Patek Philippe Pocket Watch was sold for $1,541,121.
The other expensive antique talked about here is the Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups. These cups made from rhinoceros were collected by a man back in the 1970s during his tours 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 auctioned and sold for $329,000.
The other expensive antique looked at in this article is the Boston Red Stockings Collection. The autographs, baseball cards and written notes of the earliest professional baseball team is entailed 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. It is hard to quote what this archive would sell for as it has never been sold at an auction. The estimated worth of the sports memorabilia is said to be worth $5.4 billion.
Another expensive item discussed here is the Honus Wagner Baseball Card. There was an appraisal made for one of these cards in Baltimore for $780,000 to $1,300,000. A record selling price was set 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. This blanket was sold in Tucson, Arizona for $1,800,000 and it had been initially auctioned for $750,000 to $1,000,000.
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. TRhis watch was sold for $24 million in 2014.
The next costly antique talked about here is The Harrington Commode. This commode was sold for over3.7 million when it was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2010. At the current exchange rates, this commode is valued for more than $5 million.