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Rich people and collectors bought some offbeat things in July.From Star Trek memorabilia to a slice of Prince Charle’s toast, here are the records that were smashed this month.
Expensive Trekkie memorabilia
A prop used in the original Star Trek series sold for $70,000 at auction this month.
An Ohio collector restored the 24-foot-long Galileo shuttlecraft for several years before putting it up for auction.
The price on the shuttlecraft soared in the final 90 seconds of bidding.
Most expensive Constable painting ever sold
John Constable's 'The Lock' sold for $35.2 million at Christie's this month.
Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza created an uproar in her home country of Spain with the decision to sell the painting, which she said she did because she needed the cash.
There is no word on the buyer yet.
The most expensive Bentley ever sold
A 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost sold at auction this month for a record-breaking $7.1 million, making it the most expensive Bentley ever sold.
The record narrowly beat out last month's Bentley sale of $7.06 million, which had the record for just less than two weeks.
Two bidders fought for the 'Corgi' earlier this month, hushing spectators in the Bonham's auction house as they went back and forth.
The Cire Perdue sold for $460,000 at auction, and is now officially the most expensive whiskey ever sold.
The most expensive whiskey ever sold at auction
The Cire Perdue, the oldest existing Macallan single malt, sold at auction for $460,000 in November 2010, but Guinness World Records made it official this month that it's the most expensive ever sold.
The Cire Perdue is aged 64 years and was sold in a one-of-a-kind Lalique crystal decanter.
Rare Jane Austen jewellery
Jane Austen's rare gold and turquoise gemstone ring sold and a letter from her sister-in-law Eleanor for $235,275 at auction.
After a battle among eight bidders, the ring sold to a private collector on the phone.
The note is dated 1863, and confirms it belonged to Jane.
'My dear Caroline,' Eleanor wrote. 'The enclosed ring once belonged to your Aunt Jane. It was given to me by your Aunt Cassandra as soon as she knew that I was engaged to your uncle. I bequeath it to you. God bless you!'
One expensive baseball cap
A Colorado sports management business owner laid out a whopping $253,000 at auction this month for Ty Cobb's baseball cap.
The hat is the 1920s game bat that Hall of Famer Cobb gave to young Detroit Tigers teammate Eddie Onslow.
Expensive slice of toast
A slice of toast left over from Prince Charles' breakfast the morning of his wedding to the late Princess Diana sold for $360 at auction.
The maid responsible for clearing Prince Charles' breakfast plate reportedly kept the toast in a sealed cup in her cupboard all these years. She decided to sell it after seeing how popular the royals were after Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton.
The most expensive Mario Testino photo ever sold
A photo of artist and style icon Daphne Guinness taken for British Vogue by Mario Testino sold for $208,000 at auction.
The photo set a record for the photographer as his most expensive work ever sold.
The money from the lot contributed to scholarships for fashion students.
One of the most important Native American artifacts
A Chief Joseph war shirt sold for $877,500 at auction this month.
In the earliest known photograph of Chief Joseph, taken around 1878, he is wearing the shirt.
The poncho-style war shirt is made of two soft skins, most likely deerskin. It has beadwork with bold geometric designs and bright colours, and was worn only on special occasions.
One of the most valuable pieces of American comic book art ever sold at an auction
One of his original renditions of the 'spaghetti webbing' on Spiderman #328's cover sold for $657,250 at auction this month.
McFarlane, a Canadian cartoonist, writer, and toy designer became famous for his work on Marvel Comics' Spiderman franchise.
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