Art and collectibles: Going, going, gone wild

Updated 12:43 AM ET, Tue November 24, 2015
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The iconic blue gingham apron and shirt costume that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" sold for $1,565,000 at a New York auction. Here are other items that fetched eye-popping record sales prices on the auction block in recent times: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
June 2015 has been a big month for art auctioneers. Artist Chris Ofili's controversial work "The Holy Virgin Mary," which shows an African Virgin Mary covered with elephant dung, sold for $4,522,643 at Christie's -- a record for the artist, according to the auction house. DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Image
When Pablo Picasso's "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O)" sold for $179,365,000, it broke the world auction record for any work of art, according to Christie's. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic Gold Medal sold for $1,466,574 at auction in December 2013, setting a record for the highest price paid for Olympic memorabilia. This medal is considered one of the most important in Olympics history and is one of four Owens won at the games in Berlin, spoiling Adolf Hitler's planned showcase of Aryan superiority. Raquel Dillon/AP
Norman Rockwell's painting "Saying Grace" sold for $46 million in 2013 at Sotheby's American Art auction. It was a record for works by the late artist and for a single American painting. The illustration originally appeared on the Thanksgiving issue cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1951. Sotheby's/AP
"The Whole Booke of Psalmes" -- universally known as "The Bay Psalm Book" -- was produced in the virtual wilderness of Massachusetts Bay Colony by the Congregationalist Puritans. When it sold for $14,165,000, it set a world auction record for any printed book. Courtesy Sotheby's
Titanic band leader Wallace Hartley's violin sold for $1.7 million at Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers in Devizes, England -- by far the highest ever fetched for memorabilia tied to the sunken passenger ship. Tim Ireland/PA Wire/AP
An engraving from Wallace Hartley's fiancee, Maria Robinson, is attached to the Titanic band leader's violin. Tim Ireland/PA Wire/AP
This 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 sold at auction for $30 million in England. It was part of a group of race cars that won nine of 12 Forrmula 1 World Championship-qualifying races during 1954 and 1955 and was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio.
A 118-carat white diamond is on display at Sotheby's, a New York auction house. The oval stone was auctioned off in Hong Kong for a record $30.6 million. Mary Altaffer/AP