2. The Dukes of Hazzard‘s General Lee
When John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the hit series The Dukes of Hazzard, decided to sell his personal 1969 “General Lee” Dodge Charger, he was surprised how badly people wanted it. In May 2007, Schneider ended up selling the car on eBayMotors.com for $9,900,500.
3. Metropolis Movie Poster
In 2005, a private collector paid $690,000 for one of the last remaining original movies posters for the 1927 sci-fi classic, Metropolis. Only three other posters like it are known to exist.
4. Dorothy Gale’s Ruby Slippers
These were the magical slippers Dorothy used to get back home in The Wizard of Oz. Although a few pairs were made for the movie, in 2000 David Elkouby paid $666,000 for a set of his very own.
5. Andy Warhol’s Wig
In the ’60s, Andy Warhol started wearing a wig to cover his receding hair line. In 2006, the wig was sold at an auction for $10,800, and it apparently still had the original three strips of tape inside used to keep the hairpiece in place.
6. Marilyn Monroe’s Dress
This isn’t any old dress; this was the dress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday. The dress that originally cost $12,000 was sold for $1,267,500 in 1999 to a collections company based in New York.
7. Keith Moon’s Drum Set
For an item meant to be hit with sticks, Keith Moon’s drum set “Moon the Loon” was auctioned off for an incredible $252,487 in 2004. The Premier drum kit was custom made for The Who drummer in 1968.
8. William Shakespeare’s Autograph
With a plethora of celebrity autographs changing hands these days, it’s the scarcity of William Shakespeare’s John Hancock that makes it so valuable. With only six autographs known to exist, experts estimate each to be worth somewhere between $3,000,000 to $5,000,000.
9. The Maltese Falcon
The central prop used in Humphrey Bogart’s 1941 detective film of the same name was sold to The House of Harry Winston in 1994 for $389,500. Mystery solved.
10. Buddy Holly’s Glasses
Decades after his death in 1959, Buddy Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, sold the musician’s trademark glasses for $80,000 to Civic Lubbock Inc., a nonprofit organization. The company then donated the famous spectacles to the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, TX, the city where the singer was born.