While most of us consider ourselves collectors -- of records, purses, guitars, fine china or favorite stocks -- there are some valuable items vastly out of the reach of our bank accounts.
Collectibles that only the wealthiest collectors in the world can afford.
Think you paid too much for that vintage guitar or classic car?
Check out what some collectors dished out for a rare piece to add to their collection and you might sleep better tonight.
Now, without further ado, here is the world's most expensive...