Most Weird Items Sold At Celebrity Auctions
Devoted fans never think twice before paying eye-watering amounts of money for random possessions that once belonged to their beloved idols.
Clearly, this form of worship has no bounds or even budget. Ever wondered how much Beyonce’s hair extensions that she dropped during an energetic dance routine would cost? Check out the weirdest personal items sold at celebrity auctions.
Scarlett Johansson’s Snotty Tissue
A tissue that Scarlett Johansson blew her nose into on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 2008 attracted over 80 bids at a silent auction. The snotty tissue was eventually sold for $5,300 on eBay. The collected fund went to the hunger charity USA Harvest. Johansson paid Leno the credit for the donation. She told him she had caught a cold from him and believed her illness had more “value” as it had been transmitted from one celebrity to another.
Lady Gaga’s Teacup and Saucer
A china teacup stamped with the lipstick kiss of Lady Gaga, along with a matching saucer was sold in 2012 for $75,137.50 at a charity auction. The charity helped artists in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of the country in 2011. The items were used by the celebrity during a press conference in Tokyo, three months after the disaster. The teacup was also inscribed with words translating to “Prayers for Japan.”
Britney Spears’ Chewing Gum
Back when Britney Spears was the greatest pop sensation after Madonna, fans were willing to pay astronomical amounts for anything that the singer had been in contact with. In 2004 a piece of her used chewing gum was listed on eBay. However, the listing was taken down by the seller, who retrieved the gum from outside Sanderson hotel in London. Spear’s DNA was the main selling point that was used by the seller, which was deemed to contravene eBay’s Human Body Parts and Remains policy. A few tweaks to the wording later and the listing was live again.
Justin Timberlake’s French Toast
In 2000 a piece of Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten French toast was snapped up by a teen NSYNC fan on eBay for $1,025. The fan hailing from Wisconsin’s Madison planned to freeze-dry the leftover and put it on their dresser.
John Lennon’s Molar
When John Lenon lost one of his molars during the 1960s, he gave it to Dorothy “Dot” Jarlett, his housekeeper, and suggested she give it to her daughter, who was a huge fan of the Beatles. 40 years later, in 2011, the molar was put up for auction and was sold for $31,200.
Don’t you think this proves that diehard fans will pay big bucks for almost anything that once belonged to their idols?