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 will … » 10/27/13 8:30pm 10/27/13 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 9:45pm 3/27/12 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 11:55am 1/24/12 11:55am

Australian Virgins To Be Auctioned Off

An Australian filmmaker is organizing a mass virginity auction and filming it as a documentary. Selling virginity, of course, is nothing new — what is new is pretending such sales are ideologically interesting. » 5/10/10 12:00pm 5/10/10 12:00pm