Many people have uncovered antiques that are worth thousands of dollars stashed in their basements and garages. If you want to know some of the world’s most expensive antiques, you should continue reading this article.
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. Originally, the watch was appraised at $250,000 in 2004, but it was later 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. A man began collecting these cups made from rhinoceros back in the 170s during his tours worldwide. Some of the cups collected date back to as far as the 1000 B.C. The appraisal for the entire collection of the Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups was between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000. Two of the rhinoceros cups have been auctioned and sold for $329,000.
Another costly antique talked about here are the Boston Red Stockings Collection. The autographs, baseball cards and written notes of the earliest professional baseball team is entailed in this collection. The name of the team was the Boston Red Stockings, and it included the hall of fame players such as George Wright. This collection has never been sold at an auction hence it is hard to tell its price. $5.4 billion is said to be the estimated price of the sports memorabilia.
Another costly antique talked about in this article 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 back in 2016 when a card was sold for $3,120,000.
Another 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 Harrington Commode is another expensive antique talked about here. This commode was sold for over3.7 million when it was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2010. This commode is valued more than $5 million at the current exchange rates.