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.
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
Christie\\\'s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels – Most Expensive Red Diamond RecordChristie\\\'s set a new world record for the most expensive red diamond to be sold at auction during its autumn Hong Kong Magnificient Jewels sale. “Gem on Fire”, a heart shaped fancy red diamond and diamond ring created by Moussaieff, ...
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.
Knesselare, Belgium. Jan. 12, 2011 - China's Yi Minna, the Chief Operating Officer at the PiPa pigeon auction house which organized the Roosen sale, watches pigeons at Pigeon Paradise. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)