My friends at AccurateShooter.com reported on the fascinating story of a 2,500 year old solid gold cup, thought to be made of brass, that was once used as a air rifle plinking target! Accurate Shooter reports …
John Weber, a 70-year-old from England, was given a metal mug by his grandfather in 1945. Though his grandfather had a “good eye” for antiques, John never thought the metal mug was worth much. He played with it as a child, and even used it as a target for his air rifle. The mug, assumed to be brass, has languished in a shoe box under Weber’s bed for decades.
The cup sold for about $250,000 USD!
I did some googling and discovered that Andy Warhol’s portrait of Mao sold earlier this year for $302,500! The painting ‘features’ two bullet holes made by actor Dennis Hopper.
Do you know of any other priceless items that were once used for plinking?