boasted the only extant photo of outlaw Billy the Kid among its collectibles for sale.
The Kid posed for the picture at a saloon in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Unbeknownst to him, the photograph would be pored over for more than 100 years. After furious bidding, the photograph sold for a remarkable $2.3m.
The Kid was later shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881 at the age of just 21.
#1 Marilyn Monroe's Seven Year Itch Dress - $5.6m
Ask most people to name Marilyn Monroe's most iconic film moment, and there would be one obvious contender: the scene in the 1955's The Seven Year Itch when Monroe dances above a subway grate.
The dress emerged as the highlight in the auction of Debbie Reynolds' collection at a Los Angeles auction held by Profiles in History in June 2011. Reynolds, herself a star of the silver screen, acquired much of her collection in a 1970s auction held by MGM studios.
Profiles in History's sale featured costumes worn by Laurel and Hardy and Audrey Hepburn, among others, Marilyn's Seven Year Itch was the real heard-turned. In the end it sold for an incredible $5.6m World Record price.
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