Many of the most expensive things that have ever been stolen are works of art, including world famous paintings, gold sculptures and even pieces that have been owned by royalty. Some thieves try to sell the items on the black market – and often get caught. Others manage to stay “underground” and the items are never seen again. Our list of the 11 most expensive things every stolen includes things large and small, obvious and unusual.
#11 Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius
Any Stradivarius violin is going to be worth a fortune of some kind, but the 1727 Stradivarius that was stolen from famous violinist Erica Monrini was a very special one, and as such one of the most expensive things ever stolen . Valued at $3 to $3.5 million, the violin that has never been recovered still features on the FBI’s top ten art crimes. It was taken from the musician’s New York apartment when she was 91 years old; sadly she died soon after the incident.