NEW YORK – $1000 for a stapler? No, it's not holiday shopping madness, but an online auction for a Paris Hilton (search) autographed stapler.
Office retailer Staples (search) is holding a "Staplers of the Stars" online charity auction of celebrity signed staplers. With more than 140 celebs in the mix, Hilton's stapler is currently leading the pack at $1,005.
Hilton is followed by Donald Trump (search) and Katie Couric, whose autographed staplers are each going for $800. Other staplers being bid on are signed by Ringo Starr, Kobe Bryant, Bill Gates, Rudy Guiliani and Cher.
All of the proceeds go to a charity of each star's choosing. Since the auction opened on Nov. 16, more than 2,600 bids have been placed. The staplers are available to bid on until Dec. 6 at www.staples.com.
"We've made it easy to get a truly unique holiday gift for someone while supporting a charitable cause," Shira Goodman, vice president of marketing at Staples, said in a statement. "We're grateful to all the stars who donated their signatures to make this fun and successful."