Anne Frank Chestnut Sells For Over $10,000
In what appears to be a fairly sloppily (is that a word? I say yes it is...) put together eBay auction a chestnut that fell from the famous tree mentioned in Anne Frank's diary sold for $10,240.
Most of the time in these situations I think people overpaid, but I'm not so sure that this chestnut wasn't worth it. Assuming it's genuine and it sprouts a tree (if the new owner decides to plant it) it is a serious piece of history that will grow and create future pieces of history. That is so much cooler than paying money for something that's just going to sit in a room gathering dust. Nobody likes a dusty nut.