Today we are featuring ten of the most intriguing highest priced items (over $15K) sold on eBay last week. Please note this a sample of high-value items on eBay. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is a representative list.
#10 – $15,200 – Love King Kong and/or great old pinball games? Then you’ll be bummed to have missed out on this extremely rare prototype King Kong Pinball Machine:
We talked about this one in an eBay story called One of the rarest games in history, and are glad to see someone ended up with the beast.
#9 – $16,000 – There is historical fact, and then there is historical fiction. Sometimes reading about the native American tribes in textbooks falls just a bit short of reality, never mind what is shown on TV or in the movies (you know what I mean, Kimosabe?). But this History of the Indian Tribes of North America seemingly paints a true picture of the tribes of the time.
Maybe it’s time to revise some of those textbooks?
#8 – $18,000 – We are not sure how it happened, but suddenly all things Bulgaria became popular on eBay. This sold item was called a holiday ecological house in Bulgaria, and featured a huge plot of land,
on which to *build* a house. We hope whoever bought this read the listing carefully! and “the house is an old authentic brickwork built. It consists of 4 rooms plus two more rooms,salon, massive garage, outbuildings.”
Yesterday we featured another house for sale in Bulgaria, this imaginative Bulgarian “mansion” for $5K. Is Bulgaria the next Florida for retirees?
#7 – $20,000 – Ask my kids and they’ll tell you that I like ice-cream, especially the soft serve variety served at Dairy Queen (I know, I know….). So I am bummed I missed out on a chance to win this Lot of six (6) Elvaria 515tw frozen yogurt / soft serve machine:
I figure I could have put one in every room of the house, and avoided the drive to my local Dairy Queen. Or something…
#6 – $25,000 (Best Offer Accepted) – As an athlete you strive to be the very best you can be, with the hope that some day you’ll get the opportunity to play in a championship games. If you make it, you are usually rewarded with something, be it a medal (in the Olympics) or a championship ring (for baseball or football). So if you work that hard, what would make you sell it? We are sure there is an interesting story behind the sale of this 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship ring, but it is not in the description, so we’ll just need to wonder who would sell it, but better yet, why?
#5 - $26,000 – My Dad loved Rolex watches, and bought three of them over the course of his life. I got one, and my two brothers got the others. And one of them looks just like this ROLEX VINTAGE OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH 6234 ANTI-MAGNETIC. But I am not selling mine – I plan to pass them on to my boys (or sell them to be able to send them to college).
#4 – $26,888 – Vintage watches are to men as vintage ______ are to women. If you guessed handbags, you would be absolutely right. SO it is not a surprise to see this Hermes Authentic Crocodile Porosus Leather Birkin make our list.
In fact, every week we see at least 10 – 15 Hermes handbags make our high priced item lists.
#3 - $34,000 – This is an intriguing item, One-Man’s Lifetime Coin/Medal/Token Collection in 85+ books and boxes. There are various pictures accompanying the listing (which is worth a look even though it is ended), which gives you a hint of what the collection contains.
I love the idea of finding hidden treasure – I would love to know what all the boxes contained, but sadly don’t have $34K to fulfill my curiosity…
#2 – $65,000 – “Me Tarzan, You Jane” – I have to say, I was surprised by how much this First Edition Tarzan of the Apes book sold for last week. I’ve seen the movie and the TV show, but never read the book – but I think I’ll look for a cheaper, non-first edition, paperback copy (on eBay, of course)
#1 – $120,100 – Cars continue to round out our top high-priced items list, and this week we have the most expensive car you probably never heard of, this 1959 AC Aceca: Bristol Engine:
Unlike many garage or barn finds we sometimes highlight on eBay stories, this car is in great condition, which is probably why it commanded such a high price. The seller notes it is a fully documented original car, and that he is the 2nd owner. Unbelievably, it has been garaged since new, making this a rare find indeed.