Some Fan’s Cup of Tea…Or well, just the cup


Would you spend upwards of $75,000 on a teacup? How about one used and autographed by Lady Gaga? Not such a silly question, then. At a weeklong auction in Japan, a teacup and saucer used by Lady Gaga at a news conference only three months after the March 2011’s tsunami. It took over 1,300 bids with required payment before the winning bid was confirmed and sold for ¥6,011,000, which translates to its final selling price of $75,137.50 USD. The cup was marked with her lipstick and a message saying “We pray for Japan” and her autograph on the opposite side.

The only other item that sold for more was a crystal piano used by a Japanese rock star. The enormous amount of money raised by all of the auctioned items will be donated to helping young Japanese artists pursue study in the US.



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