Raymond Loewy Pencil Sharpener (1933)
A pencil sharpener? Really? Yes, really. But not just any pencil sharpener; this one was created by the father of modern industrial design, [[xref:http://www.raymondloewy.com/about/bio.html|Raymond Loewy|Official Web Site of Raymond Loewy]], who also designed cars, refrigerators, locomotives, postage stamps, and the interior of the [[xref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_V|Saturn 5 rocket|Saturn V]].
The prototype sharpener was sold at auction for more than US$100,000. That could buy a hell of a lot of pencils.