Korean stars auction off possessions to help underprivileged kids

October 16, 2015
Yoo Jae-suk (Yonhap)

Yoo Jae-suk (Yonhap)

SEOUL (Yonhap) — K-pop stars’ private possessions, such as actor Yoo Ah-in’s shirt, will be up for sale this week online to help children from underprivileged families, a local auction house said Friday.

Dozens of goods used or owned by celebrities will be on the online market between Saturday and Oct. 27, according to K Auction, one of the country’s largest auction houses.

Among the items to be auctioned are the T-shirt that actor Yoo Ah-in wore for a photo shoot with a starting price of 150,000 won (US$132.86), and a backpack owned by comedian and famous TV show host Yoo Jae-suk selling for 500,000 won, according to the firm.

A wide range of items such as musical instruments, caps and bats that bear the autographs of celebrities and sporting stars, including boy band EXO, will also be put up for sale, it added.

“Profits from the event will be used to support the children from low-income families in the country,” K Auction said in a release.