Thursday, 21 October 2021

Would YOU pay £3.5k for Brad Pitt's jacket?

A JACKET worn by Brad Pitt in action film Fury has been sold by a Henley man for £3,500.

A JACKET worn by Brad Pitt in action film Fury has been sold by a Henley man for £3,500.

The US Army winter tankers jacket was sold to a collector at an auction at Worley?s Farm in Crazies Hill on Saturday.

Gary Wallis, 48, who specialises in high-end salvage and Hollywood memorabilia, bought the jacket from the production company after filming was finished.

Mr Wallis, who is based in Remenham, said: ?There were a number of people fighting for it. In the end it sold to a phone bidder for £3,500, which was around my expectations.

?It went to a private collector. It?s a future investment for him and he will hope goes up in value in time. For example, if Brad Pitt were to die the jacket would probably go up in value.

?Steve McQueen was a movie star in the Sixties and Seventies and movie memorabilia of his at the time didn?t sell for much. Then when he died the price went up and now whenever people sell stuff to do with McQueen it sells for big money.?

Fury, which was released in 2014, follows a five-man crew of a Sherman tank on a mission behind German lines in 1945 led by Wardaddy (Pitt). Some of the scenes were filmed in Shirburn, near Watlington.

Mr Wallis sold other items from the film, including a replica tank gun, which went for £600, helmets, which sold for £600 each, and photographs taken during the production, which fetched £150.

The auction had more than 800 lots, including furniture and more than 150 architectural and garden pieces. Mr Wallis said: ?With no reserve on a lot of items, there were bargains to be had. One man said he had furnished his entire house from the sale.?

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