The 10 most valuable pieces of Warren Buffett memorabilia sold at auction

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful and influential investors in history, known as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his exceptional financial acumen.

His unique investment strategy and business philosophy have made him a revered figure among investors and business leaders alike.

As a result, Warren Buffett memorabilia is highly sought after by collectors.

In this blog post, we take a look at 10 of the most valuable pieces of Warren Buffett memorabilia that have been sold at auction.

1. Lunch with Warren Buffett:

One of the most highly coveted items for collectors is the chance to have lunch with Warren Buffett. In 2019, a charity auction for a lunch with Buffett sold for a record-breaking $4.6 million.

2. Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting tickets:

Each year, thousands of investors flock to Omaha, Nebraska, for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. Tickets to the event are highly sought after and have sold for thousands of dollars.

3. Personal checks:

Warren Buffett's personal checks have become collectible items, with some selling for as much as $10,000. The checks feature Buffett's signature and are often made out for small amounts, such as $2.

4. Omaha World-Herald newspapers:

In 2018, a collection of 20 Omaha World-Herald newspapers featuring articles about Warren Buffett sold for $2,125. The newspapers date back to 1951, when Buffett was just starting out in business.

5. "The Snowball" signed first edition:

Warren Buffett's biography, "The Snowball," has become a popular collectible item, with signed first editions selling for thousands of dollars.

6. Personal correspondence:

Personal letters and correspondence from Warren Buffett have sold for thousands of dollars at auction, offering insights into the mind of the legendary investor.

7. "Woodstock for Capitalists" T-shirt:

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting is often referred to as "Woodstock for Capitalists." T-shirts with this phrase have become popular collectibles, with some selling for over $100.

8. Antique stock certificates:

Warren Buffett is known for his love of antique stock certificates, and he has a collection of thousands of them. Some of these certificates have sold for thousands of dollars at auction.

9. "Lollapalooza" presentation slides:

Buffett's famous "Lollapalooza" presentation slides, which outline his investment philosophy, have become collectible items. Original copies of the slides have sold for thousands of dollars.

10. Signed books:

Warren Buffett has written several books on investing and business, and signed copies of these books are highly sought after by collectors. Some signed copies have sold for over $1,000.

Warren Buffett memorabilia is highly prized by collectors, and the items on this list are just a small sample of the wide range of pieces available.

From the chance to have lunch with the Oracle of Omaha to personal letters and correspondence, these items offer insights into the mind and life of one of the most successful investors in history.

These ten pieces of Warren Buffett memorabilia sold at auction for thousands and even millions of dollars, demonstrating the enduring interest in this iconic figure and his impact on the world of investing and business.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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