Bidding on a pebble picked up on a New Zealand beach reached $26,700 after the owner declared she wouldn't take less that $50,000 for the small rock.
The 1 cm stone was discovered last year by Christchurch woman Lisa-Marie Corlet on Kaikoura's South Beach.
According to stuff.co.nz, she didn't realize the significance of the find until she got home, when she saw an image of Mary on the stone.
Corlet, however, decided to hang onto the Holy Mother as a "good-luck charm". She confirmed: "I got it and I started having an awesome run of luck."
She now says: "I won't take less than $50,000 for it. If someone is willing to pay $28,000 for a piece of toast, I'm sure someone out there would pay at least that for rock."