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The Highest Prices Ever Paid for Odds and Ends

Apr. 13th, 2011 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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These days, it seems like prices are skyrocketing; from gasoline to eggs and everything in between. Did your eyebrows raise a little at the cost of the last pair of designer jeans you purchased?

Probably, but they most likely came nowhere near the $60,000 paid for an 1890 pair of Levi's 501s. Read on to check out more items on a list of the highest prices ever paid for everything from daily denim to virtual possessions, as compiled by Guinness.

Dental work is pricey, but $19,140 for a tooth seems absurd. Yet that's the price paid for an upper right canine tooth extracted from the mouth of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1817.

The only home to reach $1-$2 billion is a 27-floor, 600-foot "modern Taj Mahal" built in South Mumbai for the family of businessman Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Industries.

Hermes Birkin bags may be coveted and pricey, but the $3.8 million The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse from Victoria's Secret tops the list as the priciest purse ever.

Toys aren't just for kids. "The most valuable toy soldier in the world is the first handcrafted 1963 G.I. Joe prototype, sold in 2003 to Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi at a Heritage Comics auction in Dallas." The most expensive doll ever purchased was a French Doll circa 1914 sold for $263,000. And the "Holy Grail" of comic books, Action Comics #1, featuring Superman's debut was sold for $1.5 million.

Want to know how much someone spent on a single baseball card, sculpture or teddy bear? See the complete list provided by The Atlantic via Yahoo Finance.







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