It’s almost comical how historical figures’ belongings are always worth outrageous amounts years after their death. Even their most mundane objects can have a big value.
A dental hygiene tool used by Charles Dickens (a tooth pick from the past) was put up for sale by the heirs to Barnes & Noble, and was expected to fetch $5,000. This was no ordinary toothpick, as it was made of gold and ivory and can be retracted. There is even a letter written by his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth, to prove its heritage. What was once used to pluck stray bits of food from Mr. Dickens’ teeth sold this week to an anonymous bidder for $9,150.
Via: Luxury Insider