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Slideshow: 7 weird celebrity sales

A selection of the strangest celebrity items to have ended up at auction.

A SCRAP OF PAPER with several verses of the lyrics to one of Bob Dylan’s best-known songs goes on auction next week, according to the Guardian.

Sotheby’s in New York expects the Times They Are a-Changin’ lyrics, torn form a notebook and given by Dylan to fellow folk singer Kevin Krown, to fetch up to $300,000 (almost €230,300).

To mark the sale, TheJournal.ie took a look at some of the (much) weirder celebrity items to have been bought, sold or presented at auction.

Check out these gems:

Slideshow: 7 weird celebrity sales
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  • Salinger's Toilet

    This toilet was listed, quite rightly, as an "item you won't come across everyday!" Salinger's "personally owned and used toilet commode" was listed on eBay for $1m over the summer. The seller clarified that the toilet would be sold uncleaned. Source: E-bay
  • Roy Rogers Auction

    Celebrity cowboy Roy Rogers was so fond of his horse and showbiz partner Trigger that when the horse died he had him stuffed. Some 40-odd years later, the horse was sold at Christie's for $266,000. Oh, and they also sold the stuffed dog. Bullet fetched $35,000 at the same auction.
  • Churchill's choppers

    Former prime minister Winston Churchill's former dentures were auctioned earlier this summer for £15,200. The partial set was specifically made to preserve Churchill's distinctive speaking style. No word on what the buyer intends to do with them, though.
  • Ruby Slippers

    The sparkling red shoes worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, were sold to a private collector in 2000 for $666,000. TheJournal.ie hopes the buyer realised they weren't real rubies. Source: Photos o'Randomness on Flickr
  • Elvis Hair

    A clump of hair once grown and groomed on the head of Elvis Presley was sold for close to $115,000 in 2002. (Ew.)
  • Michael Jackson House

    The house that Michael Jackson was renting when he died suddenly last year was put the market for just under $29 million last summer. The 17,171-square-foot Bel Air mansion has seven bedrooms, 13 toilets, and at least one turret.
  • Timberlake's Toast

    Hands up who wants toast? Yes, some French toast left over by Justin Timberlake was sold on eBay by the radio DJ he had breakfast with, for $3,154.

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