Entertainment legends rule Guernsey’s

Sale includes original items from Sinatra, Hendrix, Streisand


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Original drawings by John Lennon. Photos courtesy Guernsey Auction House

NEW YORK – “Iconic Objects” including original items from legends Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein and Elizabeth Taylor, among others will headline Guernsey’s Auction House’s important Sept. 24 event. Held in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory, the auction house has amassed two mutually exclusive collections, which will be made available to the public.

The Sept. 24 sale boasts a museum-quality array of “iconic objects.” Each of the lots in this unique sale will contain a significant item (or collection of items) that relate to a person or event that impacted our nation’s culture or history. The auction will include the only known recordings of 26 speeches presented by Martin Luther King Jr., formerly top-secret plans for the D-Day invasion, and the Maltese Falcon statuette from the movie of that name.

Also included are meaningful items from such extraordinary individuals as John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Charlie Parker, Mickey Mantle, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and the Boston Red Sox, among others.

A partial list of items to be sold at the Iconic Objects auction are:

Martin Luther King Jr. recorded speeches

Maurice Sendak original painting

D-day invasion plans and maps

John F. Kennedy inscribed watch and Dallas limousine lap robes

Yankee Stadium’s last home run ball

John Lennon original artwork and unpublished photographs

Albert Einstein rare documents

Frederic Remington original plaster maquette and early bronzes

Marilyn Monroe historic original photographs

Maltese Falcon statuette

Tiffany Dragonfly lamp from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s home

Clark Gable Tiffany cigarette case

Frank Sinatra personal items

Barbra Streisand first test recording

Johnny Carson Tonight Show collection

Elizabeth Taylor “National Velvet” dress and photo collection

Eiffel Tower spiral staircase

Michael Jackson first test recording and Apollo worn hat.

The auctions will take place at the Park Avenue Armory, located at Park Avenue and 66th Street in New York City. All are invited to attend what undoubtedly will be extraordinary events. There will also be absentee bidding on the Internet and via telephone. Those interested in learning more about the auction should contact Guernsey’s in New York at 212-794-2280 or at www.guernseys.com. ?



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Up for bid will be a 14 karat gold and diamond necklace that was worn by Elvis Presley.
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Barbra Streisand's first recording.
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Rare original recordings include these Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie acetates of the artists performing at Carnegie Hall in September 1947. Photo courtesy Guernsey's
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Among the many entertainment rarities scheduled to cross the block is Liberace's Baldwin SD-10 recording piano, which has been played by many legendary artists.

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