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Wilson, the volleyball that kept Tom Hanks Company in “Castaway”, has just been sold for more than $85,000

In Castaway, Tom Hanks’ character was able to survive his escape from the island he was marooned on, but his “co-star” Wilson wasn’t so lucky. Hanks’ companion wandered off after falling off his handmade raft. Well, the good news is that this loyal, bloodstained volleyball player has landed and has a new home.

A Wilson-branded off-white leather volleyball used in the 2000 survival drama recently fetched £75,000 ($85,239) at a Propstore auction in London on November 3. pair it with the cave scene, after Hanks’ character Chuck Noland creates the fire. The auction house described the accessory as “intentionally distressed with a ‘dark brown and red’ face.” Any additional signs of wear are the result of production.

Distressed Wilson brand ball has noticeable wear from time during Propstore filming

While the volleyball Wilson might have been Hanks’ only companion on the island, Stephen Lane, managing director of Propstore, tells Bloomberg that there could be “between 10 and 12 different Wilsons here.” His estimate is based on the number of transformations the prop and Hanks had to undergo throughout the film. In fact, a version of Wilson with tobacco stalks for the hair sold for £230,000 ($308,000) at auction last year.

Propstore will continue to auction over 1,500 lots of movie, TV and music memorabilia through November 6. Other notable first-day sales included Robert Pattinson’s Batarang from The Batman, which grossed £43,750 ($50,313). A Bible matching the screen of The Shawshank Redemption was also picked up for £387,500 ($445,625) and someone else placed a winning bid of £262,500 ($301,875) to get their hands on Gandalf’s sword, Glamdring, from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Although, of all the inanimate objects going under the hammer, we’re sure Wilson will provide the best company.

Source: robbreport.com

Source : BBNWORLDNEWS

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