London-based eBay seller Christopher Herbert was astonished to see diehard Simpsons fans bidding thousands of pounds on a blob of dried glue that had a vague resemblance to Homer from the cartoon.

Herbert got the idea of putting it on eBay after his girlfriend had told him that the glue blob looked like a crude version of Homer. Initially placed at 99p, the bidding, after 83 bids, has gone on to reach a whooping amount of £151,335 .

"I've never actually sold anything on [eBay] before, so I thought I'd just stick it on for a bit of a joke to be honest. I didn't think anyone would actually bid for an old bit of dried glue, even one that looks like Homer Simpson," quoted the 36-year-old as saying.

"This is a true-to-life likeness of Homer Simpson's head made naturally by an overflowing tube of Uhu glue. It is very small - about a centimetre from the bottom of his neck to the top of his head but it does have Homer's trademark bald head, big eyes and grinning mouth. The missing piece in any Simpson enthusiast's collection," posted Herbert on eBay describing the product.

As a result of Herbert's success, other sellers have come up with similar ideas on eBay.