Tabloid Hell: Syd Barrett’s Christmas tree, yours for £800

The weirdest celebrity items auctioned online

The tabloids, not just there for the nasty things in life like a kiss and tell or a celebrity scandal, occasionally they do the quirky and weird very well.

Today (October 25) proves a bonanza for those of us who like a silly list, as The Star have published a round-up of some of the strangest celebrity items to have been flogged online.

With the likes of eBay allowing you to sell practically everything, any tat that has bathed in the same air as someone remotely famous is up for grabs.

With a run down of some of the more weirder things sold online – Britney Spears’ socks anyone? – here’s our three favourite items from the list:

1. Syd Barrett’s Christmas tree. The plastic decoration was sold for £800 after the Pink Floyd man’s death last year. The tinsel was thrown in for free.

2. A coat hanger that belonged to Elvis Presley. But this is not just any coat hanger, this is the ghoulish one used to hang up the suit The King was buried in. Sold for £7500, but like in most cheap sci-fi series anything touched by death means it’s probably an evil coat hanger now.

3. A chair Kurt Cobain sat in. Once owned by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, it’s suggested his singer may have once sat down in this very chair – does that make it worth £7000 of anyone’s money though?