Broken pool cue from T2 Trainspotting sells for £750 at auction

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f****** big television. Or, alternatively, choose to fork out £750 for a broken pool cue used as a prop in the Trainspotting sequel.

That’s right, more than 300 props from T2 Trainspotting were auctioned off today in an effort to raise money for local charities in Scotland – and a broken pool cue used as a prop in the hit film sold for £750.

The parts of the cue used to attack Ewan McGregor’s character Mark Renton was one of hundreds of props from T2 Trainspotting auctioned for charity on Saturday.

Bidding on the item featured in Danny Boyle’s sequel to the cult 1996 hit far exceeded the estimated selling price of £70-£90.

A steel prison toilet from jail scenes featuring Robert Carlyle’s Begbie went for £550, more than seven times the top estimate of £70.

The entire bar from the Port Sunshine, the Leith pub run by Johnny Lee Miller’s Sick Boy, sold for £1,200, while the red sofa from his flat sold for £880.

Proceeds from sale at Mulberry Bank Auction House in Glasgow will be split between Glasgow charity Calton Athletic, which helps rehabilitate people with drug and alcohol addictions, and Edinburgh-based youth charity The Junction, which has Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh as patron.

A staff member at the auction house said: “The pool cue surprised everybody, going at £750. The auction has been exceptionally well-received and interest has far surpassed what we would have expected.”

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