/ 26 May 2022

‘Wizard of Oz’ dress withdrawn from auction, the largest wave ever surfed, and double-digit number plates in demand…

Image source: Shannon's
Image source: Shannon's

A blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz has been withdrawn from auction after the niece of the deceased owner claimed it was hers. It was found last year in a shoebox at the Catholic University of America, and was expected to fetch up to US$1.2 million.

Pro surfer Sebastian Steudtner may have been captured surfing a huge wave off Nazare, Portugal in October 2020, but it took until this week to certify that at 26.21m tall, it’s the largest ever surfed. “You don’t feel the size, you feel the power,” he said. Which sounds a bit like a marketing campaign for Canberra

Speaking of famous number plates, a Victorian set with the simple number ‘14’ were sold on Tuesday night for $2,383,500. And if you think that’s expensive, apparently the single digits are where the big money’s at…

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