Weird celebrity items that sell in the thousands – from old handkerchiefs to toast
Celebrity superfans will do anything to feel close to their favorite famous faces, but over the years some have taken things a step further and shelled out thousands for some very weird memorabilia.
Some fans will stop at nothing to get an item from their favorite celebrities, with some even interested in buying a half-eaten piece of toast or a used handkerchief.
If that wasn’t weird enough, some people are happy to spend all their life savings on weird souvenirs, with the most expensive weird item coming in at $6 million.
From old movie props to celebrity breath jars, if it’s connected to a star, someone will buy it no matter how much it costs.
Merchant Cash Advance looked at the most expensive celebrity memorabilia to see how much people are willing to spend on items that would originally have lower or no value had it not been for their connection to the celebrity.
Judy Garland’s ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz come in first place for being the most expensive.
As one of the most famous movie memorabilia, the shoes reportedly sold at auction for $6 million.
There are, however, several other pairs of the famous slippers, including one that was stolen in 2005 but recovered by the FBI in 2018.
The second most expensive is thought to be Darth Vader’s helmet from the Star Wars franchise, which fetched a pretty penny.
The costume item sold for the colossal sum of $898,420 to one lucky owner.
Arguably one of the weirdest items to sell to a super fan was a half-eaten piece of toast belonging to One Direction’s Niall Horan.
This piece of toast has attracted nearly $100,000 in online auctions.
It also apparently has vegemite on it, which Niall is believed to be not a fan of.
In the 1960s, legendary musician John Lennon gave his housekeeper one of his teeth.
As if that wasn’t weird enough, it looks like they didn’t want to keep it themselves and instead sent it up for sale, fetching around $31,200 at auction.
A more modern item that seems to have been popular with fans is one of Lady Gaga’s acrylic nails.
The fake ear nail, part of the singer’s signature look, managed to fetch $12,000 and that’s not even for the set.
When Scarlett Johansson appeared on an American talk show, she wasn’t feeling very well and ended up blowing her nose in a tissue.
However, she didn’t throw it away like someone with a cold usually would.
Instead, she thought it would be a better idea to put it in her bag and sign it so she could collect some funds.
The unsanitary fabric surprisingly sold for $5,300 at auction on eBay.
One of the cheapest items among celebrity memorabilia, and perhaps one of the most bizarre, is an exhaled oxygen-filled jar by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Although it couldn’t be proven that it really was their tune in the mason jar, one fan still thought it was reasonable to spend $529.99 of his own money on the questionable item.
Some more honorable mentions of items for sale to super fans include Kate Winslet’s iconic red dress from the movie, Titanic, which went for $330,000.
Michael Jackson’s famous white glove went for a similar price tag of $350,000.
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