Wonka prop sells for ridiculous amount of money

Written By komlim puldel on Jumat, 10 Oktober 2014 | 20.02

Based on the popular book by Roald Dahl, a poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas from film "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory". Source: News Limited

ONE lucky bidder has coughed up more than a few golden tickets to secure a piece of movie history.

An original prop from the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has sold for a whopping AU$12,000.

The prop, a Scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate bar, was sold on eBay and won by a British bidder.

This original Scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate bar sold for AU$12,000. Source: Supplied

Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket, wearing Wonka's top hat. Source: News Corp Australia

Actor Gene Wilder in scene from film ''Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory''. Source: News Limited

As seen in the film: the Scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate bar. Source: Supplied

According to the seller, it is the only known original Scrumdidilyumptious Bar in existence.

The chocolate came from the collection of actor Peter Ostrum, who played lead-actor Charlie Bucket in the film. It was to be Ostrum's only film appearance.

In March 2010, Nestle produced a new line of chocolate bars names "Wonka Exceptionals", including a Scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate bar, which consisted of toffee, cookie and peanuts in milk chocolate.

Roald Dahl's classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory bombed at the box office when it was released in 1971, but has since grown a cult following.

Ostrum only appeared in one movie in his film career: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Source: News Limited

There she goes: Veruca Salt throws a tantrum. Source: News Limited


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