They didn’t expect.
How cool would it be to inherit something cool! Most of us are well aware that I ever got from relatives inherited some property, whether a house, apartment or other valuables. It cannot be called a consolation, because the loss of a loved one is never easy, but in the end the inheritance brings at least some benefit of the bereaved. However, not always the heirs to receive the money. In some rare cases, the relatives become the masters of the very unusual things that can completely change their lives. In this list you will find very rare and therefore quite expensive things. From vintage cars for millions of dollars to strange and unique collections – many dead have left their loved ones the most incredible things. In the end, a strange collection of sometimes helped to better understand the identity of the deceased and were allowed to keep this special memory. Some heirs were in a hurry to sell unusual things, others remained rare values or even continued the work of their ancestors, then to pass it to future generations.
25. Bugatti 1937, at the cost of millions of dollars
Undoubtedly vintage car of a prestigious brand Bugatti is just a priceless gift to heirs. Even modern cars of this company are extremely expensive, and they dream of lovers around the world, to say nothing about the car in 1937… It definitely is much more expensive modern models. Perhaps this Bugatti – generally the most expensive car in history. Heirs plan to sell it at auction, and experts are predicting revenues of about $ 8 million.
24. Vintage Corvette for 675 000 $
Perhaps this machine is not the most expensive in the world, and our list will be even more unique models, but it still proved invaluable for the person who inherited it. It’s not just Corvette, Corvette Stingray 1967, standing about 675 000$. Once upon a time this machine was owned by a veteran of the Vietnam war, bought it immediately upon returning home from the battlefield. In the result, the car was inherited by his son.
23. 250 000 of ancient arrowheads
So far we have mentioned is quite clear value – luxurious vintage cars, but in this rating, you have to attend a rather unusual items. For example, a collection of 250,000 arrowheads else’s inheritance. The age of some samples from this collection is about 12,000 years old! The tips were so valuable that one day even the famous Hollywood actor John Wayne (John Wayne) tried to buy the collection of relics from its past owners (a married couple), but they simply refused to sell it. In the end, the artifacts went to the person caring for the couple in their last years of life.
22. 40 collectible pianos
Agree, not so often people inherit not one piano, and as many as 40 vintage piano! That is what happened with Boyd and Loyd (Loyd Boyd), who went to these luxurious musical instruments. By the way, it was not the easy piano, since the experts have confirmed that Boyd became the owner of a very valuable collection. Some of them cost almost $ 50,000, so the entire collection as a whole is a true gem. Such a generous legacy to the man received from his late brother.
21. The largest collection of autographs in the world
It is incredible that in modern society the simple signature could be worth a fabulous fortune. Of course, we are talking about celebrity autographs, not any scrawl on the paper. Jack Custer (Kuster Jack) was fascinated by the fact that collected signatures of stars, and it had a collection of about 33 000 autographs of famous personalities. In the end, the heir of this collection of autographs was Juan Carlos Saucedo-Campos (Juan Carlos Saucedo-Campos). The exact cost of the entire collection is unknown, because Carlos has no plans to sell it.
20. 13 000 clowns
Definitely one of the most bizarre collections ever received by inheritance, can be called this collection of clowns. Yes, one man in my entire life have collected almost 13,000 toy clowns and their images, and then bequeathed them to his son-in-law. First, the heir had no idea what to do with such an unusual property, but subsequently he himself became infected with this passion and has kept a bizarre collection itself.
19. Vintage Ford Model T
For those who are versed in the history of cars Model T Ford will always be the iconic model. This machine at the time was the first auto mass commercial production, and released it, of course, a legendary plant of the Ford Motor Company. In the 1930-ies the model almost immediately became the most popular man in America for a long time gained a foothold in the market among the unconditional leaders. A car just like this and was inherited by the family of Olivier (Oliveira) after the death of one of their relatives. For several generations over the old car carefully watched and even kept him on the move. Fortunately, the new owners intend to continue this tradition and extend the life of the legendary cars Ford Model T.
18. Baseball cards with a total value of $ 3 million
Once Kissner Carl (Karl Kissner) up to the attic of his late grandfather and found a small collection, which was later valued at several million dollars. It wasn’t gold coins or bundle savings coupons, opposite Carl found something more simple and small – old baseball cards. Only here it was not the ordinary cards. They were printed in 1910 year, 100 years ago, and the former owners kept them in perfect condition. Just had a collection of 700 cards, and all of them were divided equally between family members. Most of the collection was eventually sold…
17. Pair of vintage jeans cost $ 50,000
At first glance, these denim pants are nothing special, except for its size. But if you look closely, a knowledgeable person will realize that these jeans were made in 1893. Here is the most ancient in the world of unworn jeans famous brand Levi’s! The model was made for a man with a waist circumference of 111 inches, and their current value varies from 50 to 100 thousand dollars. Happy heir got this it looks unremarkable thing from the deceased relative. It’s funny how little has changed cut of jeans later, for over 100 years.
16. $ 7 million in gold coins
Now let’s talk about the fact that he wants to inherit by every sane person on Earth – about the gold. Thousands of years gold has been considered one of the most expensive metals on the planet, and its price still continues to grow. That is why the simple modest teacher was shocked when her late cousin bequeathed to the lucky treasure and a bunch of old gold coins. The collection was estimated at $ 7 million.
15. An incredible wealth bequeathed a 8 year old
In this story is most unusual – not inherited as such, but who exactly was his intended recipient. Pascal Brooks (Pascal Brooks) was only 8 years old when he inherited from his father, a prosperous wine business. Father Brooks died at the age of 38, and his winery, he gave it to the son, who was clearly not able to do business at such a young age, so that through him came my aunt. Now Pascal Brooks is old enough to go into the family business alone, and he’s enthusiastic about it.
14. Caches of gold in the house bequeathed to
To inherit a great house is already nice, but what if in the same building you’ll find a bunch of gold? This is what happened to one Frenchman – in the mansion of his deceased relatives heir found nearly 50 kilograms of gold stashed in various parts of the old house. However, according to the laws of France, lucky will have to pay 45% inheritance tax. In addition, he will also have to pay taxes for gold stashed away, if not found the real owner of the treasure.
13. The railcar out of the Park AstroWorld
In Houston there is an amusement Park called AstroWorld. In 1968, for travel this Park were assembled luxury railcar, and it was supposed to skate the most dear guests of our rides. Years later the owner had to sell some of my stuff, and the railcar for the VIPs went to the warehouse, and its existence was forgotten for several decades. Recently, this autowegen went to the son of its original owner. Now the heir was thinking of selling such an unusual car.
12. 200 000 of jewellery from Hollywood movies
Have you ever wondered where all those jewelry worn by actors and Actresses in Hollywood movies? A great part of those old jewels were made by jeweller Ordinem Josefa (Eugene Joseff). Master years made for filming all sorts of necklaces, rings and other jewelry for the most famous stars of the blue screen. In the end, he has gathered a rather impressive collection of works. Subsequently, nearly 200,000 pieces of Josefa was inherited by his stepdaughter. After selling only 500 of jewelry heiress rescued as much as $ 2 million. The most expensive lot was a pair of earrings that were once worn by Marilyn Monroe herself.
11. Ring Bonnie Parker (Bonnie Parker)
We have all heard about the legendary couple American outlaws during the great depression – Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie, Clyde). But do you know something about the ring insidious Bonnie? Someone said that it was her engagement ring, but certainly nobody knows. Until recently, this ornament belonged to the descendants of the Sheriff who once had nearly grabbed the famous robbers. The Sheriff and his team almost lured Bonnie and Clyde in an ambush, but a couple escaped and sped away in a new car, leaving the car abandoned just one ring. The trophy was recently sold for $ 20,000.
10. Secret refuge
We all periodically need privacy in your cozy quiet corner where no one will bother you. How about an isolated area of 81 thousand square meters, hidden in the underground tunnels? Such unusual cache of inherited shocked relatives of the Californian, who managed to dig themselves a bunker so large and deep that it will fit not only full rooms, but also gardens.
9. Restored classic cars
In this collection we have often talked about old cars, so it may seem that cars are quite often inherited from dead relatives. In the previous paragraphs you have seen the examples, just gorgeous models, but they all pale in comparison with the collection of cars, which the children of a farmer from Idaho (Idaho). The man collected as many as 50 classic cars, which he expertly restored and even modified to their own taste. And his children are now actively selling his life’s work…
8. Train set, worth a million dollars
Many of you probably played in childhood with toy trains and was happy to let them in the plastic or even the metal rails. Someone even in adulthood, is a keen railway modellers, but who would have thought that a miniature railway can cost a million dollars. One woman inherited this model from his father. The deceased was a passionate lover of the reconstruction of Railways and is constantly perfecting his miniature station, all the time adding new items, creating in the end a unique thing. The family of this man would not sell his work, and even gave the railroad Museum for all to see, to share this masterpiece with everyone.
7. Vintage designer dresses, worth thousands of dollars
In this list you have already learned about a variety of predictable types of heritage, including old cars, jewelry and gold coins, but it turns out that fashionable clothes can be a very valuable gift, and it is even possible to collect. For example, one woman inherited an incredible collection of vintage dresses from Dior, Chanel and other fashion houses, whose history can be traced up to the 1930-ies. The godmother of this woman at the time, was a true fashionista and socialite, but no one still did not expect that she will gather such a rich collection of dresses. Some of these toilets are estimated at nearly $ 50,000!
6. A priceless collection of car models
We’ve already told you about the toy railway, so it was the turn of the automotive model. It turns out that quite a large collection of these miniature machines can also cost a fortune. One man in his life has collected more than 30,000 toy car, and after his death, this treasure was given to the local Church. According to experts, the cost of the entire collection could amount to six figures. They say their passion for the deceased devoted a lot of time, spend hours polishing the old model cars.
5. 200 live reptiles
So far we have told you only about inanimate objects that people had inherited from their deceased relatives. Who would have thought that sometimes a will can get the animals, and it now will go not about ordinary Pets. For example, Karel Fortin (Karel Fortyn) has left his successor a veritable zoo of almost 200 reptiles, including various snakes, lizards and even larger crocodiles. They say that the right to own these creatures in the court burst into a real fight, but don’t worry, the animals almost immediately started by vets.
4. One of the largest collections of records in the world
Another very expensive collection were the collection plates. One Australian in my entire life have put together a truly impressive collection of music over 80 000 copies! They all passed to his daughter, who is now just trying to figure out the total cost of this treasure. Probably, it is the collection of a fortune.
3. 5000 old dolls
And here’s another well, a very strange collection, because there is in it something quite terrible – that’s as many as 5000 old dolls… Although someone, on the contrary, may deem such a legacy is extremely touching. Dolls collected school teacher, and after her death all these toys went to her son.
2. After the master’s death was very unusual collection
For many years in his spare time, a teacher from San Francisco was engaged in a personal “bone Palace” and fill in the end one of the rooms of his house 7000 all sorts of bones. This fascination has been the meaning of his life and true joy. In amazing collection the teacher managed to collect so many rare bones, including the femur of an elephant and skulls of other animals. At the age of 90 years he died, and outlandish, the collection was inherited by his Grand-nephew. Bones eventually were donated to the scientists, and the public they will be exhibited together with handwritten tags of the deceased teacher.
1. The lost painting worth $ 400,000
Sometimes art be the best investment you can think of. However, to be a masterpiece brought to you profit, it is necessary to understand exactly what kind of work can be of interest to experts and collectors. One couple didn’t know anything about art, and one day during the remodel of the house they found an old picture that got they inherited many years ago. This picture they did not like, so she decided to get rid of. Just in case before you send a strange thing to the dump, the family has decided to clarify its value. It turned out, the author was a famous artist, and sell it for as much as $ 400,000! I mean, I almost threw…