Johnny Depp’s ‘Edward Scissorhands’ prop sold for a Massive $81K at auction
After his contentious defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s fame has significantly increased. The jury determined that Heard’s accusations against Depp were false, and the 59-year-old actor went on to win the prominent legal case. Since the trial ended, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor has received a ton of support from individuals all over the world.
Another indication of Depp’s prominence and appeal is the sharp rise in the value of his movie props. Depp’s iconic scissor hand prop from his 1990 blockbuster movie “Edward Scissorhands” has been sold at auction for twice its estimated value. The auction will start on June 21, according to Propstore, a business known for selling Hollywood memorabilia and props valued at millions of dollars.
Depp’s “Edward Scissorhands” glove, which he wore in the well-known movie, was one of the many popular movie artifacts and items on display. On Tuesday, June 21, the prop was sold for $81,250, or roughly twice what industry professionals had predicted it would fetch. The prop was expected to sell for between $30K and $50K when the auction house announced the sale, which coincided with the Depp and Heard defamation trial.
The curiosity in the widely reported trial and in particular Depp’s victory, according to TMZ’s auction source, significantly boosted the prop’s price. According to the portal, Depp’s motorcycle from “Cry Baby” will also be up for auction soon, with a $250K starting offer. While Heard had said, “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?” internet users were amused by the transaction and made jokes about it.