Many people have uncovered antiques that are worth thousands of dollars stashed in their basements and garages. You should continue reading this article if you are keen to know some of the world’s most expensive antiques.
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 pocket watch to his son, who then gave it down to its son. George Thompsons grandson decided to have the watch appraised. Initially, the watch was appraised of $250,000 in 2004, but the appraisal was then updated to $1,500,000 in 2016. When the Patek Philippe Pocket Watch was auctioned, it was sold for Patek Philippe Pocket Watch.
The Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups are the other costly antiques discussed here. In the 1970s, a man started collecting these cups made from rhinoceros during his escapades around the world. Some of the cups collected date back to as far as the 1000 B.C. The appraisal for the rhinoceros cups collection was between $1,000,000 and $1,5000,000. Two of the rhinoceros cups have been sold at an auction for $329,000.
Another costly antique talked about here are the Boston Red Stockings Collection. This collection entails the autographs, written notes and baseball cards of the earliest professional baseball team. 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. It is said that the estimated worth of the sports memorabilia could be about $5.4 billion.
Another expensive item discussed here is the Honus Wagner Baseball Card. An appraisal was made in Baltimore for one of these cards 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 Navajo Chief’s Blanket is another expensive antique presented here. This blanket has a significant place in US history as it is a 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.
The Harrington Commode is another expensive antique talked about here. This commode was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2010, and it was sold for 3.7 million. At the current exchange rates, this commode is valued for more than $5 million.