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From Hitler's phone to Elvis's hairdryer: everyday items worth a fortune

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 18: Hitler's infamous 'death' phone is expected to fetch $500,000 (£400k) when it goes under the hammer. Yet it's just a Bakelite phone painted red. It shows the most ordinary personal items can be worth many times their face value if they once belonged to a famous person, be it a notorious dictator, respected world leader or popular music icon. From J.K. Rowling's chair to Kurt Cobain's cardigan, here are 17 other examples that sold or are selling for a small fortune.

Ordinary objects with extraordinary significance

Hitler's infamous 'death' phone is expected to fetch $500,000 (£400k) when it goes under the hammer. Yet it's just a Bakelite phone painted red. It shows the most ordinary personal items can be worth many times their face value if they once belonged to a famous person, be it a notorious dictator, respected world leader or popular music icon. From J.K. Rowling's chair to Kurt Cobain's cardigan, here are 17 other examples that sold or are selling for a small fortune.
© Courtesy Alexander Historical Auctions

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