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Johnny Depp memorabilia surges in value … as Edward Scissorhands sleeve sells for $81K in auction

Johnny Depp-related memorabilia has risen in value in the wake of the actor’s much-discussed libel lawsuit.

Company prop store on Tuesday, a prop from the actor’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands — a stabbed hand with scissors the star wore in the film — sold for $81,250, TMZ reported on Wednesday.

The total nearly doubled the prop’s expected value, as experts estimated last month that the piece of movie memorabilia was expected to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000, according to the outlet.

The latest: Johnny Depp-related memorabilia has risen in value in the wake of the actor's much-discussed defamation lawsuit.  The 59-year-old actor was caught last month in Fairfax, Virginia

Depp was seen with the gag in his 1990 film Edward Scissorhands with costar Dianne Wiest

The latest: Johnny Depp-related memorabilia has risen in value in the wake of the actor’s much-discussed defamation lawsuit, when the Propstore company Tuesday sold a prop from the actor’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands — a stabbed hand holding a pair of scissors the star wore the film – for $81,250

Sources at the auctioneer told the outlet that the process, and the outcome in Depp’s favor, played a major role in driving demand for the item.

Another piece of Depp-related memorabilia, the motorcycle he used in the 1990 John Waters movie Cry-Baby, is slated to go up for sale at Kruse GWS Auctions with an opening bid of $250,000 TMZ previously reported.

Depp played the title role in Tim Burton’s 1990 film, along with a cast that included his ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Arkin and the late Vincent Price.

His character was an artificial man whose inventor (Price) died before completing it, leaving him with a pair of scissors. He eventually ventures into the suburbs where he is taken care of by a family, and encounters problems with others in the area.

The retail price of $81,250 nearly doubled the prop's expected value

The retail price of $81,250 nearly doubled the prop’s expected value

Experts estimated last month that the piece of movie memorabilia was expected to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000

Experts estimated last month that the piece of movie memorabilia was expected to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000

Sources at the auctioneer told the outlet that the process, and the outcome in Depp's favor, played an important role in driving demand for the item.

Sources at the auctioneer told the outlet that the process, and the outcome in Depp’s favor, played an important role in driving demand for the item.

The film grossed $56 million at the box office, according to Box Office Mojoand remains a cult classic more than 31 years after its release.

Earlier this month, Depp received more than $10 million in his libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence,” but did not name the actor.

Much of the televised trial revolved around Heard’s claims that Depp — whom she married in February 2015 and filed for divorce in May 2016 — physically and sexually abused her for assaulting her more than a dozen times. Depp denied ever hitting Heard, saying she insulted him.

Depp played the title role in Tim Burton's 1990 film

Depp played the title role in Tim Burton’s 1990 film

His character was an artificial man whose inventor (Price) died before completing it, leaving him with a pair of scissors

His character was an artificial man whose inventor (Price) died before completing it, leaving him with a pair of scissors

Earlier this month, Depp received more than $10 million in his libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post.  He was in court in Fairfax, Virginia last month

Earlier this month, Depp received more than $10 million in his libel suit against ex-wife Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post. He was in court in Fairfax, Virginia last month

Depp had been awarded $15 million in damages, which the judge reduced to $10.4 million in accordance with state law’s limitations on punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages from the jury over comments by a Depp attorney that Heard had fabricated a story and destroyed an apartment she shared with Depp to make it look bad when authorities were called to the scene.

In the aftermath of the trial, Depp released a statement saying he was “really humiliated,” an advertisement the jury “gave [him his] life back” with the verdict.

“From the outset, the aim of this case was to bring the truth to light, regardless of the outcome,” he said. “Speaking the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have stood firm in their support of me. I feel at peace in the knowledge that I have finally achieved that.”

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