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Cowardly Lion Costume


How much would you spend for a one-of-a-kind Wizard of Oz costume? For one lucky consumer, the answer is in the millions.

During the Bonham Turner Classic Movies auction, an unknown shopper purchased the Cowardly Lion costume for $3,077,000, which includes a buyer's premium of $477,000.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the costume had been sitting in an old MGM structure before it was saved by a junk dealer who was simply cleaning out the abandoned building.

As they like to say: One man's trash is another man's treasure.

The memorable costume, which is made up of a real lion's fur, is the very same outfit used in key scenes featuring the lion played by Bert Lahr.

Casablanca Piano

AP Photo/Richard Drew

If you thought that purchase was a bit on the crazy side, just wait for this!

Remember the beautiful piano Dooley Wilson played in Casablanca? It could have been yours if the price was right.

The unique item fetched an impressive $3.4 million including a buyer's premium of $513,000.

Believe it or not, these items don't even come close to the highest-earning auction items in the organization's history. When it comes to movie memorabilia, someone paid $4.6 million for the Aston Martin James Bond drove in Goldfinger.

In the world of TV, a lucky person picked up a 1960's Batmobile for a cool $4.6 million. Not exactly a steal, right guys?

Full results from this year's auction can be found online here