The online consumer-to-consumer service has served as a platform for millions of sellers. From ordinary consumers to business merchants to auctioned their personal items for financial exchange. But with the liberty to pretty much hawk anything you want, eBay’s earned a reputation for promoting some of the most insane memorabilia ever auctioned. From body casts to used furniture, these are some of The Weirdest Celebrity Items Auctioned on eBay.
1 Niall Horan's toast with Vegemite
When Niall tried the Aussie delicacy back in 2012 it's safe to say he wasn't a fan of Vegemite... but the radio station saved his slice of toast with a bite taken out of it and put it on eBay - and managed to rake in £65,000 for a charity. So it might be a little gross, but it was all for a good cause!
2 Britney Spears' chewing gum
Several pieces of chewing gum claiming to be from the mouth of Britney have been listed on eBay over the years, but the most one has been bid up to is $14,000. That's a lot of money for a piece of gum!
3 Justin Timberlake's french toast
Back in 2000, JT visited a radio station in the USA and barely touched his French toast... which the station then auctioned off for charity and it was bought by a 19-year-old girl who paid $1025 for the two slices which she wanted to freeze dry and keep on her dresser.
4 Lady Gaga's false nail
When one of Gaga's false nails fell off on stage, someone who worked at the venue managed to find it - and it sold for more than $12,000 on ArtFact.com back in 2012. Not bad for something they picked up off the floor at the end of a gig, huh?
5 A pair of the Queen's pants
Yep, a pair of frilly bloomers which were claimed to belong to Queen Elizabeth II were auctioned on eBay in 2012 after a Hungarian Baron got hold of them after they were left on a private plane following the Queen’s visit to Chile in 1968. The pants had a crown and the letter 'E' embroidered on them, though the palace never confirmed they were real, they still ended up selling for just under $6000!
6 Jennifer Lawrence's sports bra
Yep, someone paid $3175 for a sports bra and workout top J-Law wore while filming Silver Linings Playbook. No word on whether the items were washed or not, but you'd hope so for that price. (Or maybe not - who knows?!)
7 Justin Bieber's Hair
A lock of Bieber’s precious hair was once placed in a signed box and sold on eBay for $40,668. The transaction was part of eBay’s charity sale and the money was donated to an animal rescue foundation. Though you may think this buyer was a little crazed, he’s going to have a darn good investment when cloning becomes mainstream.
8 Scarlett Johansson’s Dirty Tissue
In 2008, Scarlett Johansonn caught a cold from Samuel L. Jackson and made some lucky fan very, very happy. The actress auctioned off her signed used tissue and donated the $5,300 she earned to USA Harvest.
9 James Blunt’s Sister
Yes, his sister. Really. James Blunt felt bad when his sister couldn’t get to a funeral in Ireland because every mode of transportation had been shut down, for one reason or another. Instead of admitting defeat, the “You’re Beautiful” singer turned to eBay. According to GQ, Blunt’s ad read, “Damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armor! Desperate to get to a funeral in southern Ireland, please help!” The winning bidder flew Blunt’s sister to Ireland in his private helicopter. But, it gets better! The two went on to fall in love and later married.
10 John Lennon’s Tooth
Apparently, John Lennon gave his housekeeper his tooth and asked her to give it to her daughter as a souvenir of The Beatles. That same tooth was sold at auction for $31,200 to a Canadian Dentist. Talk about a niche market ...
11 William Shatner’s Kidney Stone
Someone paid $25,000 for this very personal item from Captain Kirk, who passed the stone after he collapsed while filming an episode of Boston Legal. The stone was returned to Mr. Shatner, who donated the $25,000 it garnered from the auction. Kidney stones? Bad. Charity? Good. Someone buying a kidney stone? Pretty darn creepy.
12 Micheal Jackson's Dirty Underwear
And the award for “Most Disturbing” goes to this one. Not only did someone buy the soiled skivvies of the King of Pop, but they were underwear gathered as evidence during his molestation trials. How much did the Calvin Klein underwear go for? $1 million. I give up.
13 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Breathe
Not breath mints, although that would still be really creepy, but the actual breath of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was sold for $530. It was reported that, upon request, they breathed into a jar while walking down the red carpet for the premiere of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The seller noted: “We are not guaranteeing this air sample contains air molecules that came in contact with any celebrity epidermal layer or respiratory system, but the sample was captured in a proximity of the celebrities and air molecules that did come in direct contact.” A jar of air, people.
14 Justin Bieber's space suit from the 2011 Super Bowl
Last January, Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne paired up for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl, reports People.
Sharon Osbourne then listed the suit on eBay, where it raised an astounding $5,800. The proceeds were was donated to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai.
15 Hugh Laurie's cane from the set of "House"
In 2009, the autographed cane that was used on the pilot of "House" was put up for auction by the TV Academy Foundation. It reportedly raised $8,300.
Another one of Laurie's canes used on the show, listed as a 36-inch long alpaca silver crook cane, is currently up for auction on eBay for $232.75.
16 Lost Charlie Chaplin film
A rare Charlie Chaplin film entitled "Charlie Chaplin in Zepped" was discovered after a collector bought it on eBay for $5 dollars. He picked up the item simply because he liked the decorative tin it came in, according to The Telegraph.
The seven-minute animated silent film from 1917, which showcases Chaplin defeating a German Zeppelin aircraft and contributing to British WWI effort, has been valued at up to $63,000.
17 J.D. Salenger's Toilet
The famed reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye had his privacy violated posthumously when Rick Kohl, a North Carolina collectibles dealer, put his toilet on eBay with a “Buy It Now” button for $1 million US. The seller promised the 1962-era toilet hadn't been cleaned and came with a letter of authenticity. It was never reported whether the item sold. Oh crap!
18 Marilyn Monroe's Chest X-Rays
Items associated with legendary beauty Marilyn Monroe often command high prices, but this one is quite bizarre. It was reported a chest X-ray of a 28-year-old Monroe taken in 1954 sold for $45,000. The X-ray shows her full ribcage, shoulders, and neck, along with a silhouette of her breasts. Whatever turns you on…
19 Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test
Yes, Britney Spears' gum was auctioned off on eBay for $14,000 and that was weird enough. But this? Just plain Ewww. A pregnancy test, allegedly peed upon by Britney, was obtained by a Canadian radio station. It was supposedly found in the wastebasket in a room of the hotel she was staying at with then-husband Kevin Federline. The test sold for $5001, which went to charity – no word on if it was positive or negative, but shortly thereafter Britney announced she was pregnant. Oops!
20 Ronald Reagan's Blood
A vial of President Reagan's blood caused quite a stir when it was put up for auction on eBay. The blood was purportedly taken by a hospital staffer during Ronald Reagan's stay after the failed assassination attempt in 1981, and kept as a family heirloom. Bidding reached over $10,000 US, but after the resulting media frenzy the sellers cancelled the auction and donated it to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.