We’ve all heard of celebrities and their extravagant lifestyles, but have you ever heard of some of the bizarre items they’ve sold? Auctions are a great way to get your hands on some amazing items, but some of the items celebrities have sold at auctions can be downright strange. From the eccentric to the downright strange, here’s a countdown of ten weird celebrity items that have been sold at auctions.
10- Britney Spears Gum
Auctions can be a great way to get ahold of unique and interesting items, some of which are downright strange. Take, for instance, the bubble gum chewed by Britney Spears that was sold at auction. In 2004, a piece of Britney Spears’ chewed gum sold for an unbelievable $14,000. The fan who purchased the gum had put it up for auction, claiming that he had been given the bubble gum by Spears herself.
9- Justin Bieber’s Hairs
If you’re looking for something strange and out of the ordinary to add to your collection, you might want to consider attending an auction. Auctions can offer some truly unique items, and items belonging to famous people are regularly put up for sale. Most recently, a lock of Justin Bieber’s hair was put up for auction and sold for a whopping $40,000.
8- Michael Jackson’s Underwear
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If you thought auction houses were just for antiques, you thought wrong! At a recent auction, Michael Jackson’s – yes, that Michael Jackson – underwear was sold to the highest bidder. That’s right – a pair of the King of Pop’s briefs were sold for the modest price of $1 Million. The winning bidder was an anonymous collector who was no doubt drawn to the unique item. After all, who wouldn’t want a souvenir from one of the most iconic popstars of all time? It’s not the first time that something odd has been sold at an auction. In fact, it’s not even the first time something related to Michael Jackson has been sold. Previous auctions have seen his famous fedora and even a crystal-encrusted glove go under the hammer.
7- Half Eaten Toast
Niall Horan’s half-eaten toast was sold in an auction for $100,000! Yes, you read that right. The beloved Irish pop singer’s half-eaten toast was put up for auction and sold for an impressive sum of money. This unique and quirky item was part of a charity auction that was organized by The One Direction star. All the proceeds from the sale went to a charity named Young Care. The toast was an item of sentimental value and it was sold to a fan of the singer who was willing to pay a hefty price for it.
6- Einstein’s Letter
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On May 18th, 2021, an auction of unique and rare items took place. Among the items for sale was a letter written by Albert Einstein himself. The letter was sent to a Polish-American physicist Ludwik Silberstein. In the letter, Einstein described his thoughts on the special theory of relativity. It was a remarkable piece of history that sold for a staggering $1.3 million.
The letter was written during a critical period in Einstein’s life. In the letter, he discussed his theories regarding gravity, light, and the universe in general. He also expressed his opinions on religion and politics. The letter was a unique item that had been hidden away for many years. It was found in an old book and had been kept in remarkably good condition. The auction house deemed it to be a historical document of great importance. After a bidding war between two anonymous bidders, the letter sold for an impressive amount.
5- Elvis’ Hair
It’s not everyday you can bid on something as unique and rare as a lock of hair from the King of Rock n’ Roll himself, Elvis Presley. But this is exactly what happened in 2002 when a lock of the iconic singer’s hair was put up for auction at the famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum in Las Vegas. The museum was home to some of the world’s most valuable Elvis memorabilia, and the hair was no exception. Auctioneers valued the lock of hair at around $15,000, and it eventually sold for a staggering sum of $115,000.
4- Scarlet Johanson Tissue
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Have you ever heard of Scarlet Johanson Tissue? This unusual item made its way to the auction block in 2008 and made headlines around the world. The tissue was an actual tissue used by the Hollywood star Scarlet Johanson during the filming of a talk show with Jay Lenno. It was put up for sale by a crew member who reportedly found it in the pocket of a costume and thought it would be a great way to make some money. The bidding for the tissue started at $500 and quickly escalated to over $5,000, with the final bid coming in at a staggering $5,300. The winning bidder, who remains anonymous, ended up getting the tissue encased in a presentation case.
3- Jennifer Lawrence’s Bra
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Curious to know what some of the more bizarre items have been sold at auction? From the mundane to the extraordinary, you’ll be surprised to learn that auction houses around the world have seen it all! Take, for example, Jennifer Lawrence’s sports bra. Yes, you read that correctly. The Academy Award-winning actress’s well-worn sports bra was recently sold in a charity auction for a massive $3,700. The lucky bidder who won the item of clothing described it as “the ultimate piece of Hollywood memorabilia”.
2- John Lennon’s Tooth
Enthralled by the idea of owning a piece of history, many curious bidders flock to auctions hoping to snag an item with a unique or unusual backstory. And, as it turns out, there are plenty of weird things being sold at these auctions. Take, for instance, the tooth of John Lennon, which was famously auctioned off for a whopping $31,200. Apparently, the former Beatle had given the tooth to his housekeeper in the 1960s as a gift, and it eventually found its way to an auction house. Instantly, it became a sought-after item and was sold for an astronomical amount. Clearly, it pays to own something weird.
1- Brad Pitt & Angeline Jollie’s Breath
Have you ever wondered what weird things can be sold at auction? As strange as it may sound, some of the strangest items to ever be sold at auction are those belonging to celebrities. Take, for instance, the breath of Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie. In 2008, an online auction house in Hong Kong sold two vials of their combined exhaled breath for a whopping $523.