auction

japan

Japanese Melons Fetch Record-Breaking $29,000 at Auction

Meanwhile, I’ll be over here debating whether to pay $5.99 for a single cantaloupe at Whole Foods.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.29.18
WTF

Someone Just Bought a Flamin' Hot Cheeto that Looks Like Harambe for $100,000

Harambe lives on, even if he is an inch-and-a-half long and covered in cheesy orange dust.
Alex Swerdloff
2.7.17
japan

These Japanese Grapes Cost More Than a Semester at College—And a Grocery Store Is Giving Them Away for Free

A single cluster of Ruby Roman grapes sold for 1.1 million yen (about $10,900 USD) on July 7 at a wholesale market in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Munchies Staff
7.8.16
spirits

You Can Bid on Marie Antoinette-Era Cognac in Paris

La Tour d’Argent, a famed Parisian restaurant, is selling off a silver duck press and 228-year-old bottles of Grande Fine Clos du Griffier Cognac.
Wyatt Marshall
5.7.16
Bluefin Tuna

A Japanese Sushi Tycoon Paid $117,000 for an Endangered Bluefin Tuna

Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, placed a whopping 14 million yen ($117,000) winning bid on a 440-pound fish, which comes out to about $265 per pound.
Nick Rose
1.6.16
wine

No One Knows What’s Real in the Collection of the World’s Best Wine Counterfeiter

Now that he's serving a ten-year sentence, the wine collection of notorious wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan is up for auction—but everyone is afraid to bite.
Wyatt Marshall
12.9.15
cake

Someone Just Paid £500 for a Slice of the Queen’s 68-Year-Old Wedding Cake

An unnamed woman from East Sussex has sold a piece of the Queen and Prince Philip’s 1947 wedding cake to an anonymous buyer in Los Angeles.
Phoebe Hurst
9.3.15
history

The Menu From the Last Lunch on the Titanic Is Up for Grabs

Would you care for a spot of cockie leekie? Perhaps some potted shrimps or soused herrings? One New York-based auction house is selling a luncheon menu taken from the Titanic by one of the survivors.
Alex Swerdloff
9.1.15