By: Kara Gilmour
Published: Jun 26, 2021

Weirdest Auction Sale Items

Have you ever wondered what the weirdest auction items were available for sale? There several items that include hair, bathtubs and coffins that went up on the auction block. This is a list of some of those strange things.

When the presidential assassin’s body was exhumed in 1981, his original coffin was auctioned. He was exhumed because his widow wanted to verify that it was him inside the coffin. She had problems for many years thinking that it was a government coverup.

The ambulance that carried JKF’s coffin was a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville. It went up for auction earlier this year. There are rumors that a museum in St. Augustine, Florida purchased it.

Did you hear the one about Scarlett Johansson’s used tissue? The Avengers actress sneezed into a tissue on “The Tonight Show” and had it auctioned on eBay for charity. No one knows what the buyer did it with it.

James Earl Ray allegedly shot and killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. However, the King family doesn’t believe it. The actual bathtub where he allegedly stood to take aim first went up for auction in 2004, but eBay took it down.

Brace yourself, and make sure you’re not eating for this auction, but how about Winston Churchill’s dentures? A piece of history or nasty used dental hardware? This set of Winston Churchill’s choppers had a special function to disguise a lisp.

This next one isn’t all that bad. Two bottles of champagne thought to be nearly 200 years old were found in a 19th-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. They went up for auction.


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