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John Lennon original artwork and unpublished photographs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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