275x250.jpg A fascinating rogues' gallery compiled by a Manchester police officer 100 years ago is set be sold at auction.

Put together by Det Insp Robert Mather, the scrapbook was designed to help him nab more crooks and he used it to log their details.

Covering 65 convicts from between 1909 and 1912, Mather details physical descriptions, aliases and notes of subjects' crimes along with photos.

Pictured above are "Safebreaker" Thomas Frieth who used the alias Thomas Wilson and Ernest Learson who had a scar between his eyebrows and received six months for shopbreaking.

275x250.jpg A US man has tried to sell a unique edition of the classic novel Moby Dick -- one he spent hours typing onto a four-and-a-half toilet rolls.

Going by the eBay username The_Heppcat the man says he typed the 822 page Herman Melville novel onto loo roll as part of a weird wager.

Writing on the auction site he said: "My friend and I once joked that toilet paper should have instructions printed on them for certain people.

"One day, the conversation grew from there and turned into a wager that i couldn't (or wouldn't) be able to type out a novel on toilet paper.

"Yes, we did have some time on our hands but, as you can see from the photos, I won the bet."

275x250.jpgA handbag one wielded owned by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been sold at auction for £25,000.
 

The black Asprey handbag - which was being sold by Christie's to raise money for charity - was owned by Thatcher for more than thirty years before the sale.

It was famously pictured with the former Prime Minister alongside US President Ronald Reagan during her famous visit to the United States in 1985.

As such it had been expected to attract up to £100,000 during the sale organised by Jeffrey Archer and also containing donations from Eric Clapton, Bernie Ecclestone and Sir Michael Parkinson.

But it wasn't to be and an unnamed Cypriot was able to snap up the bag for £25,000… Thatcher would have got more out of them if she'd been there herself.

275x250.jpgA gun which once belonged to the famous gangster Al Capone has been sold at auction for a massive £67,250.

The Colt .38 (special) nickel-plated six-shot double-action revolver was ordered by Scarface just months after the infamous St Valentine's Day Massacre.

Bosses at auction house Christie's, which sold the weapon, say it was ordered in May 1929 and its authenticity has been confirmed by the sister-in-law of Capone.

The gun was the highlight of a recent 'Antique arms, armour and collectors firearms' sale in South Kensington.

While online buyer of the Colt .38 'Police Positive' has chosen to stay anonymous, we're sure they're a upstanding law-abiding member of the community.

275x250.jpgMarilyn Monroe's famous white dress from the movie The Seven Year Itch has been sold at auction in Los Angeles for £2.8m.

The garment shot to fame when Monroe's character in the 1955 film stood on a subway vent and it which blew it up revealing her legs.

Instantly the scene became an iconic movie moment and the dress (along with those legs) went down in Hollywood history.

The white dress was initially snapped up from the studio by Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds - who collected iconic film costumes and memorabilia

But this weekend it sold at the Profiles in History auction house in California for a massive $4.6million (£2.8m) -- and that was without a subway vent in sight.

275x250.jpg The famous red and black jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his music video for Thriller is expected to sell for £250,000 when it is auctioned later this month.

Described as 'the most iconic piece of pop culture emphemera' to ever be auctioned, the jacket would be instantly recognisable to many people around the world.

Bosses from Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills - where the item will be sold as part of a Music Icons auction - say it was also autographed by Jackson when he gave it to costume designers, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket will benefit The Shambala Preserve current home to Michael Jackson’s two Bengal tigers, “Thriller” and “Sabu”.

275x250.jpg For £5,000 you could buy a top of the range 3D television complete with HD, surround sound and built-in apps with internet access… or you could buy this.

Britain's oldest working television set, built in 1936, is expected to sell for around £5,000 when it's auctioned later this month.

The 12 inch Marconi type–702 television was originally bought for £100 on November 26, just three weeks after television transmissions began in London.

But the new owner didn't have much luck, three days after the purchase the Crystal Palace transmitter burned down and they couldn't receive pictures again until 1946.

275x250.jpg A busty would-be model has been proudly showing off her brand new E-cup boob job -- which she won in an online auction for just £3.90.

20-year-old Danielle Sheehan recently underwent surgery at a private clinic in Norwich after winning the chance to boost her size 34C breasts to a 34E.

The healthcare worker, who has always wanted bigger boobs, says she placed a bid on millibid.co.uk for an "ultimate ­makeover" and was shocked to win for just £3.90.

She then used the prize to have the £4,100 boob job carried out by a leading cosmetic surgeon… all for less than the price of a push-up bra.

275x250.jpg One of the rarest diamonds ever found has been sold at auction for a record breaking $46 million (£29m).

The "fancy intense pink diamond" weighs 24.78 carats was snapped up by diamond dealer Laurence Graff at a recent Sotheby's auction in Geneva.

Mounted in a platinum ring, the diamond -- categorised as ‘potentially flawless’ -- was bought by the London jeweller via a telephone bid.

Instantly after the sale, Graff renamed the diamond the "Graff Pink" -- well he is a a humble and understated sort.

275x250.jpg A classic car - a 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Roadster - once owned by Diana Dors is set to sell at auction for around £4 million.

The French powder-blue car was owned by Dors before she was even old enough to drive it and it was bought as a gift by Sir John Gaul, a friend of Monaco's Prince Rainier.

Only 51 of the 20ft-long vehicles - which has completely-enclosed wheels and a transparent steering wheel - were ever made and it won top honours at countless motor shows.

Auctioneer Alain Squindo, said the "curvaceous, sexy and flamboyant" model be sold at an auction in California on 14 August… he's still talking about the car, right?




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