A racing pigeon named Bolt officially became the most expensive pigeon in the world earlier this week when a Chinese businessman bought him at auction for $400,000. The pigeon, who is named after Olympic superstar Usain Bolt, sold at Belgiums Pipa auction house, according to the AP. The previous record price for a pigeon was $322,000.

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Carved and Painted Passenger Pigeon Figure, America, early 20th century, the figure with wooden tack eyes, carved wings, a tapering tail, on...

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Trained silk high-necked gown, Cleveland, 1890s. Gray 2-piece dress embroidered with white floral in satin stitch and French knots. Pigeon-breasted bodice with Irish crochet neck insert and trim bands on shoulder over-panels, upper puffed sleeves and fitted elbow bands. Skirt has tucks at front and side waist, back gathers, and a silk faille underskirt with pleated hem band. Whitaker Auctions

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Worked all~over in eyelet & embroidery w/inserts of Irish crochet ~ Pigeon front ~ Trained skirt ~ Balloon sleeves ~ Augusta Auctions

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Also among the highlights of the auction is a 6.04-carat Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Etcetera with an estimate of $2.5 million – $3.8 million. This cushion-shaped stone that hasn’t been treated with heat possesses the most desirable “pigeon’s blood red” color and and an extraordinary degree of transparency, Christie’s says. Burmese rubies over 5 carats, particular those gems that have not undergone any thermal enhancement, are extremely rare.

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BATTENBURG LACE AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1902.2-piece black lace over marigold cotton sateen having pigeon breasted bodice with 3/4 bell sleeve and side closure, trained skirt with deep hem flounce. B-36, W-27, L-44 with 15 inch train. (Few broken brides, waistband torn, cotton lining probably not original) good. Whitaker Auctions.

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Photo 8 of 8: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems / Birthday "Don't Let the Pigeon Turn Two" | Catch My Party

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