An auction is a weird place to know about. You never know what item will be sold at what price in an auction. You may hear the news that a packet of air was sold for thousands of dollars in an auction, or a burnt cigar was sold for millions. There is no limit to what you can find in an auction selling for any amount of money. You may still be able to guess the types of games you would find in a phone casino
but not the items in an auction. However, there are few items that truly are unique and an auction plays the role of a perfect platform to get those unique auction items their well-deserved value. Here are some of the most unique auction items that truly were unique.
The Roman Empire
The practice of auctioning things is an eternal part of history. Going back to the far left 193 AD shows us an auction/bidding of one of the most unique and precious empire to be created, The Roman Empire. The building was put on auction by a Praetorian Guard who took it upon themselves to assassinate the then reigning emperor Pertinax and offer it to the highest bidder. The empire was sold for a grand sum of 6,250 drachmas which converts to 208$. This might not sound like a lot but the point here is that we are talking about 193AD, almost 1900 years from now.
Picasso’s Golden Muse
Think about an artist and the first name that appears in the mind is Pablo Picasso. The Cubist artist has painted absolute marvels and is known is the legend in his art form. One of his most acclaimed legendary art piece is the ‘Golden Muse’, painted in the year 1937. The painting was the most talked-about thing of that year and was out on auction in the same year, sold for a whopping £50m.
Action comics - First edition
The influence of comic books is still visible in modern times as movies based on comic book characters are becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time, like Avengers: Endgame
and Wonder Woman. The importance of comic books in our childhood is more or less similar to the childhood of our grandfathers. Hence, it comes as no surprise that the first-ever comic book by Action comics was bid in an auction for a record-breaking $3.2m in 2011. The edition was named Action Comics No. 1 and features the first version of the everyone’s favourite superhero ‘Superman’.
Marilyn Monroe’s Flying dress
Anybody who is aware of the happenings on the planet Earth must have seen that iconic photo of Marilyn Monroe where her dress upskirts due to the wind blowing out of a subway gate. It is considered one of the iconic images taken in the classic days. When this iconic dress was put on auction by Singing in the Rain starer Debbie Reynolds, people lost went gaga over it and the dress was sold for a staggering $4.6m(£3.6m).
Unique things do hold unique values and the auction proves this statement to be true with all due respect.