> >15 very strange things sold at auctions
We used to think that everything has its price. But sometimes it is very difficult to understand who might need these strange and insane things and how much people are willing to pay for a piece of pop culture or history.
15th place: Britney Spears chewing gum, $ 216
Britney Spears Chewing Gum was marketed by an adventurous waiter who served the pop princess in a London hotel. Phew
14th place: breathing in a can, $ 530
Bank with the expiration of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was for some reason bought by a happy fan on eBay online auction.
13th place: a piece of wedding cake, $ 925
65-year-old piece of wedding cake with wishes from the newlyweds, created in 1947 for the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Interestingly, it was frozen or mothballed? It is unlikely to try.
12th place: bitten sandwich, $ 3,154
Justin Timberlake's half-eaten French toast was sold on an eBay fan who said she wanted to dry it and later use it as a decoration in her room.
11th place: used handkerchief, $ 5,300
The handkerchief, with which actress Scarlett Johansson wiped her nose twice, leaving a trace of lipstick, and later signed. The lot was sold at a charity auction - the only possible excuse for the exorbitant cost of a dirty headscarf.
10th place: denture, $ 24 thousand
A partly golden denture that belonged to Winston Churchill was created specifically to compensate for the innate lisp of the British Prime Minister. What exactly he needed a private collector, remains a mystery.
9th place: kidney stone, $ 25 thousand
Yes, a kidney stone owned by Star Trek actor William Shatner was sold at a charity auction. The money went to build houses for the poor. Where the stone went is unknown.
8th place: Donald Trump's drawing, $ 29 thousand
The price of drawing Manhattan, made by the current US president at a charity evening back in 2005, was 3 times higher than the starting price. Apparently, not for nothing that they say that modern art is growing rapidly in price.
7th place: the phone book of Hitler, $ 45 thousand
The telephone and notebook of Hitler with more than 200 phone numbers went under the hammer 2 times more expensive than the expected price. The buyer remained unknown, as were his plans for contacts of long-gone people.
6th place: Princess Lea swimsuit, $ 96 thousand
The fateful and already legendary bikini of the Star Wars heroine was included in the list of the most expensive movie saga items sold at auction. The actress herself refused to keep the memorable thing: “Where will I keep such an idiotic outfit and why?”
5th place: giant ostrich egg, $ 100 thousand
The egg of Madagascar Epiornis, also known as the elephant bird, dates from the 16th – 17th centuries. The species of these animals is destroyed by man, apparently, therefore, the prices of rare eggs reach such heights.
4th place: a handful of hair, $ 115 thousand
The hair of Elvis Presley, collected by his hairdresser after a haircut in 1958. Dreamed of a hairstyle like a king of rock and roll? You are welcome!
3rd place: wedding ring, $ 118 thousand
A wedding ring owned by Lee Harvey Oswald - the notorious killer of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
2nd place: a fragment of the Eiffel Tower, $ 220 thousand
A section of a winding iron staircase, along which Gustav Eiffel rose to open a cult monument in 1889.
1st place: violin from "Titanic", $ 1.7 million
The instrument that the musicians played on the deck of a sinking ship. Authentication took about 7 years, and disputes are still ongoing.
Bonus: The sister of musician James Blunt
Musician James Blunt auctioned his sister! The girl needed to be urgently at a funeral in Ireland, and the musician made a joking lot with the comment that "the lady in need needs a knight." The winner of the bid not only drove the girl in his helicopter, but also turned out to be a man of her dreams. The couple soon got married, and named her two children after helicopter models.