Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factor golden ticket sells for $19,600

A fake chocolate bar and golden ticket from the 1971 film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory has sold for more than $19,600 (£15,800).
The Wonka bar, which is made of cardboard, originally belonged to the actress Julie Dawn Cole, who played spoilt brat Veruca Salt in the iconic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s story.
A representative of Catherine Southon Auctioneers & Valuers in Surrey, England, where the prized piece of film memorabilia was sold on Wednesday (17Jul19), told WENN the item had attracted a bid of $16,146 (£13,000), plus a premium of $3,487 (£2,808), taking the full cost to $19,633 (£15,808).
After filming the movie, Julie gifted the prop to her childhood friend, Linda Carr.
In the movie, June’s character bagged the golden ticket after her wealthy father got staff at his firm to open thousands of chocolate bars in a bid to find one of the five prized tokens granting children an exclusive tour of Willy Wonka’s business.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which starred Gene Wilder in the title role, was not initially a commercial success but is now revered as a children’s classic.