The 10 Most Outrageous Luxury Purchases In October

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In the weeks leading up to Halloween, people continued to spend insane amounts of money on everything from antique cars to diamonds.

Two celebrity memorabilia purchases also made our list this month, because who wouldn’t want to own outfits and accessories from John Wayne and Marylin Monroe?

We broke down the 10 most outrageous luxury purchases in the month of October.

A bottle of 1883 Glenlivet whiskey sold for $29,000

An extremely expensive (and old) bottle of whiskey

A bottle of 1883 Glenlivet whiskey sold for $29,000 at auction by Bonham's in Edinburgh.

The bottle was distilled May 19, 1883, and bottled in December 1931, the company said.

A bottle of single malt made last month's list too, when a 62-year old Dalmore sold for $194,000.

John Wayne's hat from the movies sold for $119,500

Really expensive celebrity memorabilia

The hat that John Wayne and his stunt double wore in several movies sold for $119,500 as part of a larger John Wayne memorabilia auction that fetched $5 million.

Wayne wore the cowboy hat in the movies Big Jake and The Cowboys.

All of the items had been kept by Wayne's family since he died in 1979 from cancer.

A unique portrait Of Vladimir Putin sold for $269,000

Super pricey political art

This portrait of Vladimir Putin, which is made up of hundreds of pictures of the Mona Lisa, sold for $269,000.

The artist is Georgian-American David Datuna. The piece was apparently bought by a Russian businessman at the Art Moscow Festival.

An antique racing motorcycle sold at auction for $329,000

A very expensive classic bike

At the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show this month, the top-selling lot was the 1929 Brough Superior SS100, nicknamed 'Moby Dick.' It sold for $329,000.

When tested by Motor Cycling Magazine in 1931, 'Moby Dick' clocked in at 106 mph. At the time very few vehicles were capable of going faster than 100 mph.

Marylin Monroe's green dress sold for $504,000 at auction

A very high price for clothing worn by the actress

The emerald green dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in River of No Return just sold at an auction in China for $504,000. The sale smashed its pre-sale estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.

The identity of the buyer was not revealed. Julien's Auctions hosted the sale at a resort in Macau. The sale also featured other music and movie memorabilia including items owned by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Madonna, Michael Jordon and Tiger Woods.

The world's oldest running car sold for $4.6 million

The world's oldest running car

A 127-year-old steam-powered car sold for $4.6 million at auction.

The car, called 'La Marquise' in honour of the mother of the count who first owned it, was expected to sell between $2 and $2.5 million.

The car has had only five owners since it was built in a Paris bike shop.

The vehicle also participated in the first automobile race in 1887, and was a double-award winner at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1997.

An anonymous buyer purchased this blue and pink diamond ring for $10.1 million

Most expensive per-carat price for a blue diamond sold at auction

This 6.01-carat fancy vivid blue and pink diamond ring sold for $10.1 million at an auction in Hong Kong earlier this month.

This set a record for the most-expensive price-per-carat vivid fancy blue diamond sold at auction. The diamond also ranked among the most expensive jewelry ever sold at Sotheby's.

Three Chinese stamps printed with an error in 1915 sold for $383,000

Highest price ever paid for the 'Sinkiang overprint'

A strip of three stamps from 1915 that were printed with an error sold for $383,000, the highest price ever paid for such a set, of which only around 15 exist, according to Paul Fraser Collections.

The set, known as the 'Sinkiang overprint,' sold following a heated telephone battle between two overseas bidders.

The Hong Kong sale also set a record as the largest sale of rare Chinese stamps, bringing in a total of $12.6 million, far over the $9 million pre-sale estimate.

This 550-carat diamond sold for $16.5 million

The world's 14th largest diamond

This 550-carat diamond discovered at Letšeng mine in Lesotho sold for $16.5 million by Gem Diamonds in London into a profit-sharing agreement, according to Mining Weekly.

Called the Letšeng Star, the rough stone ranks as the world's 14th largest.

A Chinese vase from the Ming dynasty sold for $22 million

Most expensive Ming dynasty porcelain ever sold

This blue and white Ming vase sold for $21.7 million in Hong Kong at auction to an unidentified bidder.

It set a record for the most-expensive porcelain ever sold from that particular dynasty.

The full 32-piece lot sold for $72.2 million.

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