“Urine free” eBay wetsuit sells for £9,000

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A £40 wetsuit which was posted on eBay to raise cash for victims of the Japan earthquake today sold for a staggering £9,000. Kind-hearted Dan Morgan listed the item, which he described as a ”urine free” wetsuit, last week and the advert went viral thanks to his comical description. Amazingly more than 650,000 people viewed…

John Keats love-letter expected to fetch £120,000

January 25, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A love-letter penned by poet John Keats from his death bed revealing his agony at being unable kiss his fiancee due to a contagious illness is expected to fetch £120,000 at auction. Keats penned the letter to his lover Fanny Brawne in 1820 while fatally ill with Tuberculosis (TB) – a disease then so deadly…

Heath Ledger costumes up at auction

January 24, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Fans of tragic Hollywood star Heath Ledger are to get a unique opportunity to buy two of the Oscar winning actor’s original film costumes. Movie heart-throb Ledger won posthumous Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta awards in 2009 for his role as The Joker in Batman The Dark Knight following his shock death from an accidental…

Banksy’s identity auctioned off on eBay

January 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A mystery eBay seller is auctioning off what they claim to be graffiti legend Banksy‘s real name – with bidding currently just one dollar shy of $1 million. Brooklyn-based eBay user ‘jaybuysthings’ is promising to send the winning bidder a piece of paper with the artist’s real name written on it, which they claim to…

Banksy Greenpeace artwork sells for £78,000

January 12, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A Banksy artwork commissioned by Greenpeace as part of a campaign to save the rainforests sold for £78,000, it emerged today. The poster features the main characters from Disney’s The Jungle Book lined up in front of an axe wielding executioner set in a devastated forest landscape. It was commissioned as part of the organisation’s…

John Lennon’s Ferrari at auction

January 11, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A classic Ferrari once owned by The Beatles legend John Lennon is expected to fetch £140,000 when it goes up at auction. The 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe was the musical icon’s first ever car – which he spent £2,000 on as a 24-year-old. Philip Norman, who wrote John Lennon – A Life, said:…

James Bond ‘golden gun’ replica expected to fetch £1,500

January 4, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

An exact replica of the golden gun used in the classic James Bond film is expected to fetch £1,500 at auction. Image: MGM The solid gold plated gun, along with a single gold bullet with 007 embossed on the tip, was discovered in an attic last summer. It was made in honour of the 1974…

Eric Clapton-owned vintage shotguns fetch £84,000 at auction

December 17, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

A pair of vintage shotguns owned by rock legend Eric Clapton have sold at auction – for a staggering £84,000. The rare Boss & Co 12-bore single trigger over and under guns were the star lots at the Gavin Gardner auction held at Sotheby’s in London with firearm lovers battling it out to get their…

‘James Bond’ Rolex put on eBay for £6.30 fetches £41,700

December 13, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An 81-year-old who put his old Rolex on eBay for £6 ($9,95 USD) was celebrating today after it fetched a staggering £41,700. Retired neurosurgeon Bob Saxton bought the Rolex Submariner 5510 at a Navy Exchange in Hawaii in 1958 for a knockdown price of £45. He used it as his main watch for ten years…

Elvis Presley’s Mercedes up at auction

November 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A Mercedes driven by Elvis Presley is expected to fetch £200,000 when it goes under the hammer next week. The King of Rock and Roll’s personal Mercedes-Benz 600 is up for grabs at an auction run by Bonhams at Brooklands, Surrey. It is one of a handful of cars owned by Presley and registered in…

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to be auctioned

November 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The iconic car which starred in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and became a symbol of British eccentricity is being sold – in AMERICA. The car was recognised around the world after it starred in the 1968 hit film alongside Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes and Benny Hill. The much-loved motor – with…

Rolls-Royce and 125-year-old legs of ham discovered in farmhouse

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two legs of ham dating back a staggering 125 years are expected to fetch £300 at auction. The hams were discovered hanging in an attic of an old farmhouse where they have been since 1885. Incredibly, the meat – which has turned spongy with time – is still in one piece. Auctioneer Charles Hanson, who…

Macallan whisky sells for £288,000

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The world’s most expensive whisky has sold at auction for £288,000. A bottle of 64-year-old Macallan malt whisky in a bespoke Lalique crystal decanter was sold during a charity auction at Sotheby’s New York. It is described as the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the distillery and was auctioned off to mark the…

115-year-old Hildebrand & Wolfmüller motorcycle up for auction

November 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

One of the world’s first motorcycles is up for auction and is expected to fetch a whopping £94,000. The rare 115-year-old Hildebrand & Wolfmüller goes from 0-20mph in 30 seconds and has a top speed of just 28mph. It was one of the world’s first two-wheeled vehicles ever to be called a ‘motorrad’ – or…

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 sells for £2.6 million at auction

October 27, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond in the 1964 classic Goldfinger has sold at auction for a staggering £2.6 MILLION. But despite the huge figure, the silver DB5 fell short of the £3 million-plus figure many thought it would fetch at the Automobiles of London event organised by RM Auctions and Sothebys. The…

Jimi Hendrix guitar expected to fetch £180,000 at auction

October 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A guitar which helped turn Jimi Hendrix into a rock superstar is up for auction – and is expected to fetch a whopping £180,000. Hendrix paid just $160for the Duo-Sonic Fender as an unknown 21-year-old backing musician. Going by the name Jimmy James, the future star used the guitar from March to November 1964 while…

Kray-on: Artwork by notorious gangsters the Kray twins up for auction

October 25, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Seven paintings by notorious East End gangsters the Kray twins are expected to fetch thousands of pounds when they go up for auction next month. The lot includes a series of paintings which show Reggie, his brother Ronnie and notorious English serial killer Graham Young escaping from prison. One shows the twins riding white horses…