Mickey Mantle BB Card, $5.2 million
1952 Topps #311 Mint

British Guiana 1-Cent Magenta
(issued 1856) $9.5 million

1849 Double Eagle Gold, $20 million

Babe Ruth & HOF Baseball, $623,000

Ming China Porcelain, $36.2 million

Miniatur Wunderland Model Railway
Hamburg, Germany, $18 million

Most Valuable

Dream of High School Final Exam—
Essay: "What Is Value?" with examples.

Mint Mickey Mantle baseball card
just sold for $5.2 million.

World's rariest stamp $9.5 million—
British Guiana One-Cent Magenta.

World's rariest coin $20 million—
1849 Double Eagle $20 Gold.

Babe Ruth & 11 Hall-of-Famers baseball
autographed sold for record $623,000.

Ming China Porcelain of Fish Bowl
sold for $36.2 million in Hong Kong.

Most expensive model railway trains
Miniatur Wunderland, $18 million.

Most expensive painting $450.3 million—
Leonardo's "Salvator Mundi".

Most expensive sculpture $104.3 million—
Giacometti's "The Walking Man".

Apple Inc. valued at $2.213 trillion
is richest company in the world.

Indians sold Manhattan in 1623 to
the Dutch's Peter Minuit for $24.

With compound interest at 3% that
$24 investment grew to $3.6 million.

Now Manhattan's real estate is $2.8 trillion
with Los Angeles second at $2.3 trillion.

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com
is the wealthiest with $188.5 billion.

The sage smiles at all these trinkets
and says the most valuable is peace.

— Peter Y. Chou
    Mountain View, 5-2-2021

"Salvator Mundi" $450.3 million
by Leonardo da Vinci (1510)

"The Walking Man" $104.3 million
by Alberto Giacometti (1961)

Apple Inc. $2.213 trillion
Cupertino, California

Indians Sell Manhattan for $24
Scoop #147: April 1, 1623

Manhattan Real Estate $2.8 trillion