Every month we recap the insane purchases made by collectors and the super rich.
May was such a blockbuster month for art, real estate and hot dogs that we doubled our usual count to the top 20 purchases.
The Most Expensive Hot Dog Ever Sold
A hot dog in Little Rock, Ark. sold for $1,501, earning it the title of the most expensive hot dog ever sold.
The hot dog was made with a quarter-pound of premium beef and topped with lobster tail, saffron aioli and gold flakes.
Four of the hot dogs were sold, with profits going to The One Inc, a non-profit organisation focusing on assisting the needs of the homeless in central Arkansas.
Crazy Expensive Nazi Memorabilia
The file includes a report made by six physicians detailing Hitler's complete medical history.
The Most Expensive Apartment In New York
The penthouse at the still-under-construction One57 building in Midtown West sold for $90 million.
The buyer remains unknown.
So what do you get for $90 million? Amazing views of Central Park and 23-foot ceilings.
A 238-Year-Old Bottle Of Wine
The bottle of 'Vin Jaune,' which comes from Arbois in the eastern Jura region, sold to an anonymous Internet buyer.
The bottle was part of a group which had been kept intact for eight generations by the Vercel family, and stored in an underground cellar.
The Sweatiest Memorabilia Sold This Month
The plastic face mask Kobe Bryant wore for 11 games in February and March sold for $67,100 at auction this month.
The Laker's guard wore the piece while recovering from an injury to his nose after Miami's Dwyana Wade inflicted a hit-to-the-face foul.
Bryant himself admits he 'drank his own sweat' under that mask and said he'd be shocked if anyone purchased it.
Well, they did (Gross?). All the proceeds will go to a family foundation for homeless youths run by Bryant and his wife, Vanessa.
This Has To Be The Most Expensive Lip Stick Stain Ever Left On A Cup
The tea cup bore Gaga's lip stick stain and the message 'We pray for Japan' in Japanese along with her autograph.
More than 1,300 people bid on the item. The proceeds of the sale will go toward helping Japanese musicians who wish to study in the United States.
Some Of The Priciest Space Memorabilia Ever Sold
During a space and aviation auction, Apollo 17's tool kit sold for a whopping $75,900.
The kit is believed to be the last complete space-flown tool kit. The kit has 16 total pieces. Bidding started at just $1,000.
The Ball That Continued The Red Sox Curse
The error didn't happen in just any game. It was Game Six of the 1986 World Series at Shea Stadium. Mookie Wilson hit the ball out to first-baseman Buckner and the error allowed the New York Mets to clinch a victory and go on to win the series.
The Red Sox continued their World Series drought another 18 years until 2004.
The First Batman Comic Book Ever
The book, published in 1940, was originally one of 500,000, but today only a handful are believed to still be in existence.
The comic book, that ranked the sixth most valuable comic book, is in near mint condition.
Most Expensive Allen Jones Piece Ever Sold
Furniture from Jones' soft porn line (which depicts furniture-sculptures, made with female mannequins in full bondage attire) broke the artists all-time record three lots in a row.
The table was part of a total sale of $56 million, which included items from Andy Warhol and Allen Jones, Nouveau Réalisme pieces by Yves Klein and César, and furniture by of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Diego Giacometti.
The Most Expensive Camera Ever Sold
A rare 1923 Leica camera hammered at $2.8 million in Vienna, making it the most expensive camera ever sold.
The German camera still functions and is one of around 25 test versions of Leica 0-Series cameras produced in 1923. Only half of the units still remain.
One Of The Largest Natural Pearls Ever Recorded
A rare diamond and natural pearl tiara sold for $3.8 million at Sotheby's. The tiara has rose, single- and circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds.
The tiara was designed in 1920 by French jeweler Chaumet for Prince Alexandre Murat's marriage to Yvonne Gilloi.
The tiara holds one of the largest natural pearls ever, according to Sotheby's.
Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia
Babe Ruth's New York Yankees jersey sold for $4.4 million at auction. The sale broke the world record for the most expensive sports memorabilia.
'New York' is plastered across the front of the jersey, and on the inside collar it reads 'Ruth, G.H.' in fading pink script (the jersey is from 1920, after all).
Most Expensive Breguet Sold At Auction
The piece is a rare 18K gold precision watch with two movements. The watch was part of a sale that totaled $32.7 million.
One Of the World's Most Valuable Cars
An extremely rare 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider hammered at $6.4 million, making it one of the most valuable cars in the world.
The car sold was offered by RM Auctions in Monaco, and was one of 22 classic Ferraris sold during the weekend.
The Most Expensive Ruby Ever Sold At Auction
Earlier this month, Lily Safra sold a portion of her jewelry collection and donated the proceeds to charity. The entire sale amounted to $38 million, with the top lot selling for $6.7 million.
Hammering at way above the $3 million to $5 million presale estimate, the 32-carat cushion-shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Chaumet warranted the title of the most expensive ruby ever sold at auction.
Amer Radwan, of Dubai's Radwan Diamond and Jewelry Trading, purchased the ring.
The Biggest Of Its Kind To Ever Be Sold
A rare pink diamond called The Martian Pink, sold for $17.4 million in Hong Kong.
The 12-carat diamond far exceeded presale estimates of $8 million to $12 million.
The diamond was owned by Harry Winston, who was in awe that Americans had landed a robot on Mars in 1976. So he cut the diamond and named it 'Martian' to commemorate the event.
Most Expensive Warhol Sold This Month
Warhol's 'Double Elvis' placed as the third most expensive lot in Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening sale, but still fetched $37 million.
The buyer of the silver silkscreen image of Elvis Presley, depicted as a cowboy, is unknown.
It was the first 'Double Elvis' to appear on the market since 1995. Warhol produced a series of 22 images of Elvis, nine of which are in museums.
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