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June registered as another record-breaking month.Cars, computers, art, and historical documents fill this month’s list of the most insane and outrageous purchases.
Super expensive antique
A box from the 19th Century containing a crucifix, pistol, wooden stakes and mallet, as well as glass bottles containing holy water, holy earth and garlic paste sold for $11,625 at auction this month.
The kit is said to be inspired by Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.
The most expensive Agatha Christie book ever sold
The first edition of the book, from 1924, was expected only to sell for around $4,000 to $8,000.
The price of the book skyrocketed because it was the first depiction of Poirot on a dust jacket.
The world's oldest champagne
After spending more than 170 years under water, 11 bottles of the world's oldest champagne sold for $156,000.
Six of the bottles were Juglar, a house that vanished in 1829; four were Veuve Clicquot and one was Heidsieck.
A shipwreck left the champagne at the bottom of the Baltic waters, but they were stored perfectly horizontally in the cold, dark waters.
The most expensive Bentley ever sold
Tim Birkin's 4 ½ Litre Supercharged 'Blower' Bentley single-seater sold for $7.06 million at auction in Britain at the end of the month.
The 1929 red racer broke the record for the most expensive Bentley ever sold.
The car was part of the seven-vehicle collection of George Daniels, a famed watchmaker who was a huge fan of Birkin.
The first Apple computer
The original Apple 1 computer sold at auction this month for $374,500.
An anonymous telephone bidder won the bidding war for the 1976 computer.
CNN Money's Julianne Pepitone pointed out that for that amount of money, the buyer could have purchased 750 entry-level iPads, more than 1,880 iPhones (with a two-year contract,), or around 650 shares of Apple.
Second-highest price ever paid for a Lincoln-signed copy of the document
A rare copy of President Abraham Lincoln's original Emancipation Proclamation ordering the freeing of slaves sold for $2.1 million at auction, making it the second-most expensive Lincoln signed-proclamation (the first went for $3/8 million a few years back).
David Rubenstein, managing director of The Carlyle Group, bought the document from an anonymous American seller.
Just 48 copies were printed in 1863. In the past 40 years, nine of the proclamations have been sold publicly.
The most expensive American historical document ever sold
George Washington's personal copy of the constitution sold for $9.8 million at auction.
The book remains in near pristine condition, as it was first printed in 1789, Washington's first year in office as president.
It was purchased by the non-profit Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, which maintains the historic Mount Vernon estate that Washington called home.
Record price for the artist.
Spanish painter Joan Miro's 1927 masterpiece 'Peinture (Etoile Bleue)' sold for $31.7 million at Sotheby's London auction house this month.
The painting has tripled in price since it originally sold in 2007. The buyer remained anonymous.
The most expensive car ever sold
A rare 1962 apple green Ferrari 250 GTO sold in Europe for $35 million this month. At that price, the car broke the record for the most expensive car ever sold.
The now-famed car was originally made for racecar driver Stirling Moss.
mobile phone industry tycoon Craig McCaw purchased the car from Dutch-born businessman Eric Heerema.
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