During June 23-24, 2012, some truly remarkable pieces of memorabilia will be sold by Julien’s Auctions. This will happen during the Sports Legends and Music Icons sale that will take place in Beverly Hills, California, and where more than 800 lots will be offered to those who are ready to pay big money to complete their private collections. Below we will mention only a few of these items, just to work up your appetite for even more.
Elvis Presley fans will be happy to know that some of the King’s custom jewels will be go under the hammer at the event, including a 14-karat golden E.P. pendant that he received in 1947 on stage, and which also flaunts two diamonds (estimated to fetch $25,000-$30,000). The hat that he wore in the movie Charro! and which was designed by Nudie will also be offered at the event (est. $10,000-$12,000). And for the diehard fans, an authenticated vial of Elvis’ hair coming from his personal barber Homer Gilleland, will make another important part of the auction (est. $2,000-$4,000).
Some Beatles items include a Rolls Royce registration card from June 3, 1965 signed by John Lennon ($20,000-$30,000), a New Year’s card signed by John Lennon, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono with doodled caricatures of the three ($3,000-$5,000), a spare suit that Lennon wore in the movie Hard Day’s Night ($4,000-$6,000), and more.
Some Michael Jackson memorabilia will also be present at the auction. Among them there will be a Fedora that he wore on the Apollo theater performance stage ($8,000-$10,000), a handwritten note to Lisa Marie Presley ($800-$1,200), handwritten Morphine lyrics ($2,000-$4,000), his 1984 MTV Viewer’s Choice Moon man statue ($8,000-$10,000), and a Michael Jackson signed drawing ($800-$1,200).
More items include a replicated J-45 guitar celebrating the 75th anniversary of Buddy Holly ($10,000-$20,000), the Hell sleeveless t-shirt worn by Keith Richards in the movie Let’s Spend the Night Together ($1,000-$2,000), Amy Winehouse’s personal Rehab robe ($15,000-$17,000), rock star Meat Loaf’s personal items and antique furnishings, including the leather jacket that he wore on stage with Cher and Particia Russo ($1,000-$2,000), and some tour cases that he signed and which were used for transporting equipment on the road.