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7 most expensive things sold at celebrity auctions

Arpita Chatterjee
·3-min read

When you think of celebrity auctions, you may automatically think of high-priced goods sold at low prices. However, that's not the case at all. Yes, celebrity auctions are known for selling the latest designer goods, art pieces, sports memorabilia and other popular items. But they're also known as a "people's market", so you can pretty much buy whatever you want from the people who love them.

Here's a list of the seven most expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions that you probably wouldn't have ever heard of.

7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions
7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions

This Joan Rivers dog bowl sold for $13,750 at Christie's was silver but had its original value increased by many owners and is worth several times today. This elegant and well-known Tiffany and Co. etched dog's silver bowl is marked with the word "Spike," which Joan has declared to be her favourite and the most famous and best-known of all her Yorkies.

7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions
7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions

General Lee 1969 Charger from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ actor John Schneider sold on eBay for a whopping $9,900,500. The car was used in both the television series and the film ‘The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood,’ released in 2000. The car's roof design, which included a large Confederate flag, caused controversy in 2015. TV Land ultimately decided to postpone the show's scheduled reruns.

7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions
7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions

Audrey Hepburn's script from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" sold at an auction in 2018 was bought for $811,615, which remained the record price for her personal belongings. There were several good Burberry trenches, black Givenchy, and well-written pieces of clothing offered at the auction, as well as the blazers in trench coats and in which she had worked on several professional scripts for "My Fair Lady" to choose from.

7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions
7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions

Kate Winslet wears a dress in the movie ‘Titanic’, sold for $330,000 in 2012. The gown was worn in the scene where Kate Winslet's character Rose meets Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack for the first time.

7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions
7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions

In 2009, Hoffman Ma, a Hong Kong businessman, paid $350,000 for Michael Jackson's iconic white glove encrusted with sparkling crystals. According to Reuters, Jackson wore the glove for the first time at the 1983 Motown 25 television episode, where he famously moonwalked across the stage for the first time. The glove has almost become synonymous with the man himself, as it has become a defining feature of the star's illustrious career. Julien's Auctions held a memorabilia sale, which was successful.

7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions
7 Most Expensive things sold at Celebrity Auctions

Harrison Ford's bullwhip from the movie ‘Indiana Jones’ went for $35,460. (plus fees). The whip was offered to the Institute of Archaeology in London by Harrison Ford to aid in creating a new Centre for Conservation and Museum Science at University College, London University, and is now estimated to fetch $5,000.

"La Peregrina", a Cartier pearl, diamond and ruby necklace owned by US actress Elizabeth Taylor on display during a preview of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor December 1, 2011 at Christie's in New York. The jewelry in Taylor's collection will go on sale December 13, this necklace is estimated at USD 2 million to 3 million. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images)
"La Peregrina", a Cartier pearl, diamond and ruby necklace owned by US actress Elizabeth Taylor on display during a preview of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor December 1, 2011 at Christie's in New York. The jewelry in Taylor's collection will go on sale December 13, this necklace is estimated at USD 2 million to 3 million. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images)

When Elizabeth Taylor's jewellery collection sold for $116 million in 2011, it set a global record. The iconic actress in ‘La Peregrina’ wore natural pearl, stone, ruby, and cultured pearl jewels, which sold for $11.8 million-plus fees. At the time, it was the most expensive pearl ever sold at the sale. A recent sale of one of Marie Antoinette's pearls set a new record, selling for $36 million.