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The Weirdest Celebrity Items Sold At Auctions

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
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Going to auctions, you may have seen items that were kind of bizarre, but interesting. It is always fun to go and find treasures that someone is wanting to get rid of. As the saying goes, ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. And that statement couldn’t be more accurate based on the information that we have found. This article will tell you the lengths that people will go to so they can have a part in their favorite celebrity’s memory.


Marilyn Monroe’s X-Rays

In 1954, Marilyn underwent surgery due to a condition called endometriosis. While at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, she had chest x-rays taken. Over 50 years later, the owner of the set of 3 x-rays, auctioned them off for $45,000. 

Marilyn Monroe’s Dress

Speaking of Marilyn Monroe, her iconic white dress sold for an unbelievable amount of money in 2011. Debbie Reynolds sold the dress for a whopping 4.6 million dollars. 

CHICAGO, USA – OCTOBER 06, 2011: Created by artist Seward Johnson


LUGA RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 6 2016: A stamp printed by UNITED STATES shows image portrait of famous American singer Elvis Presley circa 1993

Stamp printed by UNITED STATES of Elvis Presley circa 1993

In 2002, a die-hard Elvis Presley fan purchased a lock of his hair for $115,000. That’s insane, right? His barber had saved it from when he dyed his blonde hair to a jet black. 


Air from a Kanye West concert

Now, we know this sounds a bit off. But, there is no limit to the amount of money that fans will spend on their sacred memorabilia. A fan had bagged air from a concert in 2013 who tried to sell them for $60,100, but unfortunately for them, the auctions were taken down. But it really goes to show you that his fans will stop at nothing to have their own little piece of him. 

Kanye West performing live at the Power 106FM Cali Christmas Holiday Concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City CA on December 9 2008.

Kanye West on December 9 2008


Willie Nelson at the Global Green USA's 10th Annual Pre-Oscar Party held at the Avalon in Los Angeles, United States, 20/02/13.

Willie Nelson’s braids

In 1983, Nelson cut off his braids and gave them to his friend, Waylon Jennings. These braids eventually sold in 2014 for $37,000 to an anonymous bidder. 


J.K. Rowling’s Chair

This chair is where Rowling wrote her first book in the Harry Potter series. She had decorated the chair with green and rose paints and wrote the words “I wrote Harry Potter while sitting on this chair”. This piece sold for more than $394,000.

J.K. Rowling at a press conference to promote her

J.K. Rowling 10-15-07


STUDIO CITY, CA - AUGUST 13: William Shatner at

STUDIO CITY, CA – AUGUST 13: William Shatner

William Shatner’s kidney stone

Kidney stone? Yup. You read that right. On the set of “Boston Legal”, Shater had collapsed due to his body passing a kidney stone. He kept it and later auctioned it off for $25,000 and donated the money to Habitat for Humanity. 

Want to find your own treasure?

High Plains Auctioneers has a variety of auctions for you to find your own hidden treasures. If you are interested, give us a call at 806.244.6776 or visit our upcoming auctions to see more of what we are doing.