Evidence From Jack the Ripper Victim's Murder Selling for $4.75 Million

G’day, my lord, and welcome the Tragedy Parasite Shoppe of Oddities and Curiosities! From the look of you, I can see that you’re a gentleman of particular interests, which is why I’m willing to show you one of our most rare, gruesome, and unnecessary artifacts. It’s the DNA-splattered shawl of Catherine Eddowes, one… »7/09/15 1:50pm7/09/15 1:50pm

For Fifty Grand, Scarlett O’Hara’s Breakfast Gown Can Be All Yours

If you have a huge pile of money just sitting on your kitchen table collecting cockroaches, you might want to consider putting in a bid for the blue accordion-pleated silk sleeping gown Scarlett O’Hara was wearing when Bonnie Blue Butler falls off the pony (and, spoiler alert, dies) in Gone with the Wind. How else… »10/27/13 8:30pm10/27/13 8:30pm

Someone Paid an Insane Amount of Money for Marie Antoinette's Shoes

What is the most you would ever pay for a pair of shoes? Maybe $1,000 if they were so beautiful they made you cry? Well, one bidder at an auction just paid more than $57,000 (43,225 euros) on a pair of shoes that they'll probably never even wear. The shoes are believed to have belonged to Marie Antoinette.… »3/27/12 9:45pm3/27/12 9:45pm

19th Century Schoolgirl's Embroidery Sells for Over $1 Million

In 1807, New Jersey schoolgirl Mary Antrim embroidered a simple pastoral scene onto linen using silk thread. Do you think it ever crossed her mind that her pastime could one day lead to a $1.07 million bid at an auction? Well, that's exactly what it did, setting the auction record for needle work, this past Sunday at… »1/24/12 11:55am1/24/12 11:55am