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Rare Piano Collection to be Auctioned

Dreweatts auctioneers is to offer an exceptional private collection of rare pianos in a landmark sale on September 23, 2021. The collection was amassed by David Winston, who holds a Royal Warrant as Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. It is comprised of 26 unique instruments dating from the 18th century to present day.

Amongst those expected to achieve the highest bids is a rare 1925 Pleyel grand piano fitted with an original ‘Auto Pleyela’ self-playing mechanism, in a spectacular Chinoiserie Louis XV case (estimate £40,000-£60,000) and a remarkable double piano from Pleyel, which is one of only 50 ever made. This model, which has a guide price of £30,000-£50,000, was once owned by the concert pianist wife of French writer and minister of culture André Malraux. 

Speaking about the sale, Will Richards, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts said, “It is rare to see so many exquisite pianos together in one sale. We are proud to offer such an outstanding collection of instruments of such quality, history and craftsmanship. It is also very exciting, as this is the first time the collection has been offered in its entirety. Spanning three centuries of craftsmanship and innovation, this is a historic sale and a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of piano history.”

The pianos have been collected by one of the world’s foremost piano restorers, David Winston, who has restored some of the most valuable pianos in the world, including those owned and played by the greatest names in classical music, including Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. David Winston has a connoisseur’s eye for exceptional quality and unusual provenance. Many of his pianos are one-off pieces with significant historic importance. His collection represents a lifetime’s passion coupled with an exceptional depth of knowledge and personal involvement.

Commenting, he says, “The first thing for me is that it must be something that nobody else has. It must be both an excellent musical instrument and a beautiful object. Each was chosen for its unique place in history, art and culture.”

Among other highlights in the sale is a Wurlitzer 1411 Butterfly grand. At only 4’1” it is one of the smallest 88 note grand pianos ever made. It features an iconic case design, making it one of the most highly sought-after Art Deco instruments of all time (estimate £10,000-£15,000). Another is the first piano ever built by David, a stunning Viennese Fortepiano created in 1991, based on an original by Joseph Brodmann, 1823. A remarkable instrument, the piano has been used internationally in many recordings and concerts by some of the world’s leading musicians (estimate £15,000-£18,000).

Other covetable instruments include a handsome ship’s piano with folding keyboard, purchased by the RAF WWI Flying ace Captain Norman Macmillan for his wife, the Music Hall singer, Ena Beaumont (estimate £1,500-£2,000).

Dreweatts auctioneers is to offer an exceptional private collection of rare pianos in a landmark sale on September 23, 2021. The collection was amassed by David Winston, who holds a Royal Warrant as Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. It is comprised of 26 unique instruments dating from the 18th century to present day.

Amongst those expected to achieve the highest bids is a rare 1925 Pleyel grand piano fitted with an original ‘Auto Pleyela’ self-playing mechanism, in a spectacular Chinoiserie Louis XV case (estimate £40,000-£60,000) and a remarkable double piano from Pleyel, which is one of only 50 ever made. This model, which has a guide price of £30,000-£50,000, was once owned by the concert pianist wife of French writer and minister of culture André Malraux. 

Speaking about the sale, Will Richards, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts said, “It is rare to see so many exquisite pianos together in one sale. We are proud to offer such an outstanding collection of instruments of such quality, history and craftsmanship. It is also very exciting, as this is the first time the collection has been offered in its entirety. Spanning three centuries of craftsmanship and innovation, this is a historic sale and a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of piano history.”

 The pianos have been collected by one of the world’s foremost piano restorers, David Winston, who has restored some of the most valuable pianos in the world, including those owned and played by the greatest names in classical music, including Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. David Winston has a connoisseur’s eye for exceptional quality and unusual provenance. Many of his pianos are one-off pieces with significant historic importance. His collection represents a lifetime’s passion coupled with an exceptional depth of knowledge and personal involvement.

Commenting, he says, “The first thing for me is that it must be something that nobody else has. It must be both an excellent musical instrument and a beautiful object. Each was chosen for its unique place in history, art and culture.”

Among other highlights in the sale is a Wurlitzer 1411 Butterfly grand. At only 4’1” it is one of the smallest 88 note grand pianos ever made. It features an iconic case design, making it one of the most highly sought-after Art Deco instruments of all time (estimate £10,000-£15,000). Another is the first piano ever built by David, a stunning Viennese Fortepiano created in 1991, based on an original by Joseph Brodmann, 1823. A remarkable instrument, the piano has been used internationally in many recordings and concerts by some of the world’s leading musicians (estimate £15,000-£18,000).

Other covetable instruments include a handsome ship’s piano with folding keyboard, purchased by the RAF WWI Flying ace Captain Norman Macmillan for his wife, the Music Hall singer Ena Beaumont (estimate £1,500-£2,000).

With a body of work such as this, it’s bound to be an excellent auction.

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The David Winston Piano Collection

Dreweatts auctioneers is to offer an exceptional private collection of rare pianos in a landmark sale on September 23, 2021. The collection was amassed by David Winston, who holds a Royal Warrant as Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. It is comprised of 26 unique instruments dating from the 18th century to the present day. 

Amongst those expected to achieve the highest bids is a rare 1925 Pleyel grand piano fitted with an original ‘Auto Pleyela’ self-playing mechanism, in a spectacular Chinoiserie Louis XV case (estimate £40,000-£60,000) and a remarkable double piano from Pleyel, which is one of only 50 ever made. This model, which has a guide price of £30,000-£50,000, was once owned by the concert pianist wife of French writer and minister of culture André Malraux.  

Speaking about the sale, Will Richards, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts said, “It is rare to see so many exquisite pianos together in one sale. We are proud to offer such an outstanding collection of instruments of such quality, history, and craftsmanship. It is also very exciting, as this is the first time the collection has been offered in its entirety. Spanning three centuries of craftsmanship and innovation, this is a historic sale and a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of piano history.”

The pianos have been collected by one of the world’s foremost piano restorers, David Winston, who has restored some of the most valuable pianos in the world, including those owned and played by the greatest names in classical music, including Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt. David Winston has a connoisseur’s eye for exceptional quality and unusual provenance. Many of his pianos are one-off pieces with significant historic importance. His collection represents a lifetime’s passion coupled with an exceptional depth of knowledge and personal involvement. 

Commenting, he says, “The first thing for me is that it must be something that nobody else has. It must be both an excellent musical instrument and a beautiful object. Each was chosen for its’ unique place in history, art and culture.” 

Among other highlights in the sale is a Wurlitzer 1411 Butterfly grand. At only 4’1” it is one of the smallest 88 note grand pianos ever made. It features an iconic case design, making it one of the most highly sought-after Art Deco instruments of all time (estimate £10,000-£15,000). Another is the first piano ever built by David, a stunning Viennese Fortepiano created in 1991, based on an original by Joseph Brodmann, 1823. A remarkable instrument, the piano has been used internationally in many recordings and concerts by some of the world’s leading musicians (estimate £15,000-£25,000).

Other covetable instruments include a handsome ship’s piano with a folding keyboard, purchased by the RAF WWI Flying ace Captain Norman Macmillan for his wife, the Music Hall singer, Ena Beaumont (estimate £1,500-£2,000).

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Prop Store Auction Brings in Incredible Sales

Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies – has announced the results from the first day of their three-day Los Angeles-based live auction of film and TV memorabilia, with items on offer expected to fetch in excess of $6.1M (£4.4 M).

Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction held its first day of sales yesterday, June 29th, and will continue today, June 30th, and tomorrow on July 1st. The auction is broadcast around the world via a Livestream, and hundreds of bidders from around the world took part in the first day which achieved outstanding results through the intensive bidding.

Highlight pieces from the first day of the auction included the sale of Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) Fedora from Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom (1984) which sold for $375,000 (£270.9k), Jean-Luc Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) Ressikan Flute from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994) which sold for $237,500 (£171.5k), and a screen-matched Jason Voorhees hockey mask from Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993) which sold for $225,000 (£162.5k). 

An original wand and set of eyeglasses made for Daniel Radcliffe during production on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 & 2 were donated by Warner Bros. and sold for a collective Hammer Price of $97,500 (£70.3k). 100% of the Hammer Price proceeds from these two original props and a limited edition boxed set of the seven Harry Potter books signed by J.K. Rowling, which sold on Tuesday for $8,000 (£5.7k), will benefit the charity Lumos Foundation USA, Inc.

Notable sales included (all figures stated are the total sale prices paid by the buyer, which include the buyer’s premium):

  1. Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) Fedora from INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) sold for $375,000 (£270.7k)
  2. Jean-Luc Picard’s (Patrick Stewart) Ressikan Flute, Box and Costume Continuity Script from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (T.V. SERIES, 1987 – 1994) sold for $237,500 (£171.4k)
  3. Screen-Matched Kane Hodder-Signed Jason Voorhees Hockey Mask from JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (1993) sold for $225,000 (£162.4k)                     
  4. Statler and Waldorf Muppet Heads from THE MUPPETS FRANCHISE (1975 – PRESENT) sold for $118,750 (£85.7k)
  5. Vasquez’s (Jeanette Goldstein) Screen-Matched Lightweight M-41A Pulse Rifle from ALIENS (1986) sold for $106,250 (£76.7k)
  6. R2-SHP Light-up Remote-Control Droid from STAR WARS – EP IX – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (2019) sold for $100,000 (£72.1k)
  7. Jeannie’s (As Played by Barbara Eden) Bottle – I DREAM OF JEANNIE (T.V. SERIES, 1966-1969) sold for $75,000 (£54.1k)
  8. Darth Vader Touring Helmet from STAR WARS – EP V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) sold for $75,000 (£54.1k)
  9. Harry Potter’s Eyeglasses from HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PARTS 2 (2011) sold for $68,750 (£49.6k)
  10. Hero Biker Scout Blaster from STAR WARS – EP VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) sold for $68,750 (£49.6k)
  11. Carrie Fisher’s Heavily Annotated, Leather-Bound Fifth Draft Script from STAR WARS – EP V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980) sold for $62,500 (£45.1k)
  12. Christopher Lloyd and Thomas F. Wilson-Signed Grays Sports Almanac from BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) sold for $56,250 (£40.6k)
  13. Harry Potter’s Wand from HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART I (2010) sold for $53,125 (£38.3k)
  14. Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha) and Sharon Tate’s (Margot Robbie) Green MG from ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) sold for $53,125 (£38.3k)
  15. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (Ewan McGregor) Bladed Dueling Lightsaber from STAR WARS – EP III – REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) sold for $53,125 (£38.3k)
  16. Eddie Valiant’s (Bob Hoskins) Screen-Matched Pistol Case, Toon .38 Pistol, and Dum-Dum Bullets from WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988) sold for $53,125 (£38.3k)
  17. Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) Bladed Dueling Lightsaber from STAR WARS – EP III – REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) sold for $50,000 (£36k)
  18. Anakin Skywalker’s (Hayden Christensen) Bladed Dueling Lightsaber from STAR WARS – EP III – REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) sold for $50,000 (£36k)
  19. RoboCop’s (Robert John Burke) Jetpack with Hand-Drawn Craig Hayes Alternate Concepts from ROBOCOP 3 (1993) sold for $46,875 (£33.8k)
  20. Foam Floating Mask of Loki from THE MASK (1994) sold for $43,750 (£31.5k)

The auction continues today June 30th and tomorrow July 1st, which will see the sale of more memorabilia including Steve McQueen’s “Jake Holman” jeans from THE SAND PEBBLES (1966) and an original SFX Yamaha MT-09 motorcycle from JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM (2019).

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store’s COO commented on the auction: “Prop Store’s three-day Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction out of Los Angeles had an amazing opening day. Bidding was incredibly strong with many pieces outperforming their pre-sale estimates. We were especially thrilled to see our bidders’ love for Indiana Jones remains strong, with Harrison Ford’s Temple of Doom fedora selling for $375,000. We are also very pleased with the sale of the Harry Potter wand, eyeglasses, and set of signed books that were sold to benefit the charity Lumos Foundation USA, Inc.  We thank the many film fans and collectors who have taken part in the auction so far and hope to see everyone for the remaining 800-plus lots in the auction’s final two days, June 30th and July 1st.”

Prop Store’s annual UK Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction is back later this year, with an exciting two-day event, giving collectors another opportunity to get their hands on incredible pieces of movie history. Register for the auction now on Prop Store’s website.

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Michelle Phillips Auctions California Girl NFTs

Auction includes an NFT with a private dinner with Michelle Phillips and friends.

Michelle Phillips, the vocalist behind the Mamas & the Papas, songwriter, actress, and model is auctioning her original California Girl memorabilia and her videotaped hand drawn group image through ViciNFT through June 29. In support of charity, funds go to The Painted Turtle, which offers its flagship Camp for Kids with serious medical conditions.

The video of the original drawing, the digital drawing will be included in the NFT and the original will be presented to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  There are 10 identical NFTs each for a minimum price of $10,000 dollars. For concierge bidding for those who buy via US Dollars and credit cards contact five@vicinft.com

Each successful initial bidder receives an invitation to have dinner at PASTINA in Westwood California, with Michelle Phillips and her friends at her favorite restaurant on September 21, 2021.  Winning bidders can each bring one guest. Also attending will be CEO of The Painted Turtle and the Director of Development.  Dinner will be hosted and attended by the members of ViciNFT. 

 Regarding the auction, Michelle Phillips said: I am delighted to be able to help so many children through these auctions. She added regarding the dinner with Michelle Phillips & Friends, I am hoping Lou Adler and several of my other friends will join the special dinner that will be held for the winning bidders on September 2021 at my favorite Italian restaurant PASTINA in Westwood California. 

Bill Gladstone, Partner in ViciNFT Corporation, said, Michelle represents the essence of the California musical and cultural transformation of the 1960s which has impacted the world for more than fifty years. He added, These NFTs will increase in value as icons of this era.

While working as a model in San Francisco, Michelle met and married John Phillips in 1962 and went on to co-found the vocal group the Mamas and the Papas in 1965. The band rose to fame with their popular singles California Dreamin’ and Creeque Alley, both of which she co-wrote. Her original California Girl memorabilia is digitized in a digital collectible, including her original signature and a fabulous hand drawn portrait of the Mamas and the Papas. The NFT also includes a video of the making of the drawing and signature, along with a dedicated message to the winning bidder.   

The Painted Turtle began as a dream in 1999 when Paul Newman and Page Adler, along with a group of other dedicated individuals, co-founded The Painted Turtle to let kids with medical conditions just be kids. Through the ongoing commitment of these individuals, many of whom sit on our board today, the dream of The Painted Turtle became a reality. 

Lou Adler legendary music producer said, Michelle Phillips’ beauty and attitude was and is the image of the original “California Girl” and the harmony she has brought to the world through her involvement in music is matched only by the kindness she has shown for those in need.  

Adler added, Fortunately, The Painted Turtle is one of the recipients of that kindness. Michelle Phillips’ NFT which includes a whimsical drawing of the Mamas & Papas will be a priceless treasure for the winning bidder. The Painted Turtle is grateful that they will receive 25% of the winning bid that will allow them to continue to provide life changing camp experiences to children with serious medical conditions. On behalf of those children, thank you Michelle. And thank you to the auction bidders.

Adler signed the Mamas & the Papas to Dunhill, producing six top-five hits for the group, including California Dreamin’ and Monday, Monday

ViciNFT, which is managing the digital assets and auction, is the leader in artist and enterprise digital asset management. Its partnerships encompass non-fungible token (NFT) creation and management, smart contracts, blockchain technology development, and cryptocurrency-based auction management. 

ABOUT THE PAINTED TURTLE

The Painted Turtle’s mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle supports children’s medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illness, and provides care, education, and respite for their families. All campers and families attend free of charge. 

ABOUT MICHELLE PHILLIPS

Michelle Phillips is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model. She rose to fame as a vocalist in the musical quartet the Mamas and the Papas in the mid-1960s. Phillips is the last surviving original member of the Mamas and the Papas.

ABOUT VICINFT CORPORATION

ViciNFT Corporation  designs, builds and manages digital assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for enterprises and creators. The company’s works are carbon neutral, and include a mandatory charity component equal to 25% of auction proceeds, making NFTs for the common good. The company is led by Partner and Co-Founder, Bill Gladstone.

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Folds of Honor Tennessee Celebrity Golf Tournament

The Executive Board of Folds of Honor, Tennessee, is set to host their first annual celebrity golf tournament on Monday, June 21st, at the Governors Club in Brentwood, TN. Folds of Honor, is a 501C-3 national nonprofit dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled American service members.

This world class event will bring together some of Nashville’s most recognizable celebrities, in a friendly exhibition for a great cause. Talent committed to participation includes Titan’s head coach Mike Vrabel and chart-topping country artists Lee BriceTyler FarrJamey Johnson, Chase Rice, Charles Esten, Randy Houser, Mitchell Tenpenny, Michael RayJelly Roll, Dee Jay Silver amongst many, many others. Over two dozen celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment will be in attendance at the one day fundraiser. The event schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 Registration
  • 11:30 Shotgun Start
  • 4:00 Happy Hour with music by Dee Jay Silver
  • 4:30 Auction/Awards/Special Guest/Dinner
  • 5:30 Concert by the Steel Drivers

A few notable auction items include:

  • Two VIP passes to join Danica Patrick aboard the super yacht Ocean Pearl at The 2022 Monaco Grand Prix
  • A round of golf in Las Vegas with Lee Brice and LPGA pro-golfer Danielle Kang
  • A once-in-a-lifetime 4-day Dove Hunt in
  • 7 day vacation in beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with a two bedroom suite at the oceanfront Diamond Resort.
  • Signed guitars and celebrity memorabilia

“We are excited to bring together our friends from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and corporate America for the common cause of helping military families who paid the ultimate price to preserve our freedom,” said Christopher King, President for Folds of Honor, Tennessee. “We can’t all serve in the military, but we can support the families of those who protect our country.”

If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a foursome or becoming a sponsor of the Folds of Honor Celebrity Golf Tournament, please email jkreifels@foldsofhonor.org. Each partnership allows Folds of Honor to ensure that no family member of a fallen soldier goes without a scholarship this year. Folds of Honor is committed to maintaining and growing relationships within the community to support companies and individuals who value our military and our mission to educate the legacy of those who keep us free. Sign up link for teams and sponsorship here.

About Folds of Honor TN

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 24,500 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,500 in 2019 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, please visit here.

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Disneyland x Sleeping Beauty Mosaic

Van Eaton Galleries, the Sherman Oaks based auction house specializing in Disney memorabilia and animation, and recognized authority on all things Disney, has announced that a Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Mosaic (circa 1970s) has just sold for an astonishing final price at auction of $363,000. The original auction estimate was $30,000-$50,000. Van Eaton Galleries held the two-day “Rediscovering Disneyland” auction this weekend which represented one of the most significant and comprehensive collections of early Disney Theme Parks artifacts and Disney related memorabilia ever assembled with over 1,200 items.

The handcrafted mosaic that was part of the original Sleeping Beauty Castle before it was renovated in 1983. The massive, hand-crafted artwork consisting of hundreds of individual tiles features an image of Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip and is an actual piece of the Original Sleeping Beauty Castle. This wall mounted artwork was a prominent installation within the early years of Fantasyland and was removed around the time of the massive New Fantasyland refurbishment of 1983. The tiles remain set in their cement with original mesh wire backing. It is an original section of the walls of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and measures 36” x 44.” It is a true one-of-a-kind Disneyland relic.

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Sleeping Beauty Mosaic from the original Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

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Celebrity-Designed Bag Auction for Chema Vision Children’s Center

Big Hearted Celebrities Act Fast to Help Children from Kibera Slum Go to School

Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Usher, Lionel Richie, Eddie Murphy, Evan Ross, Maggie Q, Raquel Bitton, Chrome Hearts and more come together using art and fashion so that students at Kibera’s Chema Vision Children’s Center can receive a quality education and a daily meal.

LA’s art and luxury fashion retailer to the stars Church Boutique and the eco-fashion house Ministry of Tomorrow (MOT) have teamed up with Christie’s and their charity auction partner Charitybuzz to produce “Art for Education”– the inaugural celebrity art auction fundraiser to benefit the Chema Vision Children’s Center (Chema) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Chema School is situated in the midst of Kibera, Africa’s largest urban slum. The Chema School was established to provide quality education for some of Kibera’s most vulnerable children. Many of the students are orphans or children of single parents without income to pay for school fees.

Just before the pandemic, Chema was forced to relocate because the school structure was not up to code.  MOT’s vegan bag production facility is located near the school and Julian Prolman, president of MOT heard about the school’s dilemma. Through an initial fundraiser orchestrated by MOT, Chema was able to relocate to a safe building. However, Chema is currently lacking much needed funds to pay its teachers and cover its operational expenses that includes a daily meal for the students.

When Church Boutique’s founders Rodney Burns and David Malvaney learned about the urgent need at Chema from their supply partner MOT, whose branded bags are featured at The Church Boutique, they quickly reached out to their celebrity friends to request their support. Celebrities will be painting their artistic expressions on MOT’s new organic canvas tote bags that will be auctioned online through Christie’s auction partner, Charitybuzz, starting June 1, 2021 with the final bid accepted on June 16.

Prior to the auction launch, the bags will be on display from May 19– 26 at Church Boutique in Hollywood, CA, and then brought to New York where the bags will be on display at Christie’s during the auction.

Without hesitation, Rodney and David’s luminary friends offered to help including Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Usher, Lionel Richie, Eddie Murphy, Maggie Q, Evan Ross and Raquel Bitton, with more mega stars soon to be announced. In addition, Laurie Lynn Stark, the creator of the international jewelry and clothing brand Chrome Hearts, has joined in to create her own unique MOT tote.

“We believe that luxury is a privilege that comes with the responsibility to care for others in need and therefore we are thrilled to collaborate with MOT to do what we can to make a difference in the lives of children born into challenging circumstances” said Rodney Burns.

The opening minimum bid for each one-of-a-kind celebrity designed bag will begin at $1,000.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Chema to help fund the schools operating budget with a goal to raise $100k.

“Chema is a Swahili word meaning something good, and that is what we are trying to do with Art for Education” said Julian Prolman.

About Chema

At the heart of Kibera, Africa’s largest urban slum in Nairobi, Kenya, is the Chema Vision Children’s Center, a school that offers quality education to some of Kibera’s most vulnerable children. Learn more at Chema Vision’s website.

About the Church Boutique

The Church Boutique, located in West Hollywood, offers mid-century modern home décor, exclusive high-end avant-garde fashion, fine art photography, art, jewelry, and more. Visit The Church Boutique’s website here.

About the Ministry of Tomorrow

MOT is a for-profit social enterprise that designs and produces high quality, eco-luxury, vegan bags and accessories that are sold directly to consumers on their website.

About Christie’s  

Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries, providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting Private Sales for clients and online sales are offered year-round across all categories. Christie’s global presence is spread across a network of international sale rooms and 61 representatives and offices. Christie’s website provides detailed articles and videos on the objects offered for sale alongside the latest advances in digital viewing tools to make Christie’s accessible to all.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue. 

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

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Horror Poster Auction

INCREDIBLE COLLECTION OF HORROR POSTERS & RARE ARTWORK GOING UNDER THE HAMMER IN UK AUCTION

  • The over 490-lot auction features over 75 posters that have come directly from the collection of well-known US producer and writer Bryan Fuller, best known as the creator of many popular television series including Dead Like MeWonderfallsPushing DaisiesHannibal, American Gods, and co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery
  • The collection features titles from horror classics including Frankenstein (1931), The Wolf Man (1941), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), notably an Australian One-Sheet poster from John Carpenter’s Halloween (1979) which is widely considered the best non-US poster artwork estimated between £800 – £1,200 ($1,101 – 1,652)
  • A collection of over 200 posters from the archive of award-winning creative agency, Feref, including original transparencies, negatives and one-of-a-kind prints from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Halloween II (1981) and many more
  • The auction is taking place on Thursday April 22, 2021 and bids can be placed online and by telephone from anywhere in the world

Mark Hochman, Prop Store’s Poster Consultant, commented on the upcoming auction – “Prop Store’s most extensive and all-encompassing Horror Category to date whether you collect for the original Universal Monsters or the modern horror icons of Freddy, Jason or Michael Myers. Throw in one of the best Dracula posters Hammer ever printed in “Dracula Prince of Darkness” or the hand signed personal Production brochures of Christopher Lee then this Auction really has something for all horror fans and collectors.

Items to be sold at Prop Store’s Cinema Poster Live Auction will include:

  • Bryan Fuller Collection: Australian One-Sheet, 1979 from HALLOWEEN (1978). Estimate £800 – £1,200 ($1,101 – 1,652)
  • Bryan Fuller Collection: US One-Sheet, 1960s from FRANKENSTEIN (1931). Estimate £600 – £800 ($826 – 1,101)
  • UK Quad, 1966 from DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966). Estimate £600 – £800 ($826 – 1,101)
  • Bryan Fuller Collection: French ‘Grande’ Affiche, 1964 from BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). Estimate £400 – £600 ($550 – 826)
  • US One-Sheet, 1965 from PSYCHO (1960). Estimate £400 – £500 ($550 – 688)
  • Bryan Fuller Collection: French ‘Moyen’ Affiche, 1961 from THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961). Estimate £300 – £500 ($413 – 688)
  • FEREF ARCHIVE: Original Transparencies and Negatives with 1 of 1 Proof Print, 2021 from HALLOWEEN II (1981). Estimate £200 – £300 ($275 – 413)
  • Bryan Fuller Collection: Mondo Poster, 2012 from THE WOLF MAN (1941). Estimate £200 – £300 ($275 – 413)
  • FEREF ARCHIVE: Original Transparency and Negatives with Four 1 of 1 Proof Prints, 2021 from THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974). Estimate £200 – £300 ($275 – 413)
  • British Double Crown, 1988 from NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER (1988). Estimate £100 – £200 ($137 – 275)
  • Vice Press, Bottleneck Gallery Poster, 2020 from FRANKENSTEIN (1931). Estimate £100 – £200 ($137 – 275)
  • Sir Christopher Lee’s Personal Hammer Publicity Brochure (Autographed), 1964 from THE DEVIL-SHIP PIRATES (1964). Estimate £100 – £200 ($137 – 275)

The auction is taking place on Thursday April 22, 2021 and will be live streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves. Auction lots can be viewed by appointment only at Prop Store’s office facility in Hertfordshire, UK, please email for more details.

Registration and online proxy bids are now open.

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The Artifacts of Hollywood and Music Auction

REV UP THE ENGINES!

A COLLECTION OF ICONIC FILM AND TELEVISION’S MOST FAMOUS CARS ARE ABOUT TO HIT THE AUCTION BLOCK

Kruse GWS Auctions – Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 10:00 am PT

The Grand Theft Auto V 2006 Dodge Viper SRT, the 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood from “The Godfather” and Larry King’s 2008 Audi are Among Highlights of the Artifacts of Hollywood and Music Auction

Kruse GWS Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house specializing in entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, Royal artifacts and master timepieces is revving up their engines for an auction of high-powered proportions – The Artifacts of Hollywood and Music Auction to take place Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:00 am PST. A collection of some of the most iconic automobiles from film and television has been added to the highly anticipated entertainment memorabilia auction which has already received global media attention.

From ultra-fast escapes, dangerous heists and tough cityscapes, Grand Theft Auto became one of the world’s most popular action-adventure games. In an unprecedented opportunity for the auction house, The Grand Theft Auto V 2006 Dodge Viper SRT automobile will take center stage in the Artifact of Entertainment and Music Auction. The one-of-a-kind Bravado Banshee built by West Coast Customs and museum exhibited was commissioned by Rockstar Games and built for the release of the fifth installment of the hit Grand Theft Auto video game series in 2012. The car is a stalwart for the series and is nearly an exact copy of the video game Banshee. The car includes custom made badges, special embroidered floor mats, customized carbon interior on dash, door panels and center console, metal-flake blue paint, custom leather seats and interior with Banshee logos, red stitching and piping and red face custom gauge.

Collectors and fans alike will remember those famous words spoken by Marlon Brando when he said “I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse.” Kruse GWS Auctions will also offer the 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood 74 Limousine used in the blockbuster 1972 film “The Godfather,” which is an extraordinary opportunity for any fan of the film that also starred Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan and Diane Keaton. The Cadillac was originally owned by Mae West and will come with extensive documentation.

The 1985 Cadillac El Dorado Convertible Screen Used automobile from the hit Netflix program “Stranger Things 3” (Ep.5) and used by Winona Ryder and David Harbour was known as the “TODFTHR,” and has been museum exhibited.

The El Dorado was used in Season 3, Episode 5 titled “The Flayed.” In this episode Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce (Winona Ryder) are escaping from the Russians, when Hopper’s Blazer is shot up and explodes. After a long walk through the woods, the two characters find a 7-11 convenience store and commandeer the Cadillac at the gas tank.

Other highlights include:

• The 1993 Ford Explorer from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

• The 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor replica from “Mad Max”

• The 1964 Leslie Special from “The Great Race”

• “The Road Warrior” later shortened to Mad Max 2 Screen Used Kawasaki Z-1 Driven by “Wez”

• Larry King’s 2008 Audi A8L W12 Quattro Sedan 6.0L

• Furious 7 Screen Used 1987 Chevrolet Caprice and many others

The Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction marks the first celebrity memorabilia auction for Kruse GWS Auctions of 2021. Additional highlights include: Elvis Presley’s personally owned Solid 14K Yellow Gold and Blue Enamel TCB Necklace; Elizabeth Taylor’s personally owned pair of drop earrings, blue and white rhinestone brooch and necklace; Michael Jackson’s personally owned Western shirt and much more.

To register for the Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction please visit this website.

To view The Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction catalog click here.

ABOUT KRUSE GWS AUCTIONS, INC.

Kruse GWS Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house specializing in Hollywood Memorabilia, Fine Jewelry, Master Timepieces, Royal Artifacts, Luxury Vehicles, Antiques and Collectibles.  Founder Dame Brigitte Kruse is the first auctioneer to be knighted by a Royal Family, the first female auctioneer to set a Guinness World Record and is a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Business Council. Fifth generation auctioneer Brigitte Kruse recently co-founded iSynergy Network, a group of innovative industry leaders providing a platform and solutions for top 1% earning entrepreneurs within a network of professionals across interconnected industries “for the betterment of all.” The global auction house has been featured around the world for sales of such notable items as Elvis Presley’s personal jet, Marilyn Monroe’s famous black dress, Marlon Brando’s historic Rolex watch, Italian Renaissance philosopher Machiavelli’s estate in Florence, Italy and the 14th century celadon bowl owned by the last Empress of Vietnam. To learn more visit their website.

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Hollywood × Music Auction

RARE 1968 CHERRY RED HAGSTROM VIKING II GUITAR PLAYED BY ELVIS PRESLEY IN THE LEGENDARY “1968 COMEBACK TV SPECIAL” HITS THE AUCTION BLOCK AT KRUSE GWS AUCTIONS

 The Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction is one of the Most Historic Entertainment Memorabilia Auctions to Date. Exclusive Offerings Featured in the sale include Iconic Personal Items from Eric Clapton, Elizabeth Taylor, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Extremely Rare 16mm Film Reels from Woodstock

1950 Cadillac Fleetwood from “The Godfather” Commences a Large Collection of Iconic Cars from Film and Television

Dressed in black leather with his guitar strapped across his chest, Elvis Presley strolled on stage in 1968 to perform in what would become his legendary TV Comeback Special. It was here that the King reclaimed his crown in one of his greatest performances of all time. With Kruse GWS Auctions’ long-standing reputation for offering the most iconic Elvis Presley memorabilia and producing record-breaking auctions in entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, iconic fashion, and Royal artifacts, the auction house will exclusively offer the incredible Elvis Presley 1968 Comeback Special Cherry Red Hagstrom Viking II guitar at the Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction to be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. P.T.

The Hagstrom Viking II guitar was played by the King of Rock and Roll, on December 3, 1968, on NBC Television. This marked the superstar’s return to live performance after seven years when his career was centered on the movie business. The guitar is cherry red with a majestic mother of pearl inlay and is also pictured with Elvis on the cover of his RCA album “From Elvis in Memphis.” There is no other guitar in Elvis Presley’s history that stood for a more monumental moment. The sheet music from the TV special will also be included in the auction. (photo right: Elvis Presley Hagstrom Viking II guitar)

The original special came together when Presley’s manager Col. Tom Parker and producer Bob Finkel formulated a strategy for Presley’s return to live touring. The tour’s launch began with The International Hotel in Las Vegas. The guitar has been exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum and has been in the same collection for almost 30 years.

Of other major historical proportions, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a varied collection of original 16mm workprint film reels from the 1970 Academy Award-winning Woodstock documentary by Michael Wadleigh. For 50 years, the film has been the primary reference for pop culture historians. It has been deemed as one of the most important films of the era and is revered as such to this day. The lot gives an authentic snapshot of what occurred at Max Yasgur’s field and an extraordinary offering of music’s most celebrated event.

Film and Television Cars included in the auction include:

  • The 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood from the iconic film “The Godfather” and originally owned by Mae West
  • The 2006 Dodge Viper SRT One-of-a-Kind Bravado Banshee from “Grand Theft Auto V”
  • The 1993 Ford Explorer from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
  • The 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor from “Mad Max Style”
  • The 1964 Leslie Special from “The Great Race” and others.

From the monumental to the unexpected, the auction celebrates some of the highest-grossing films in entertainment history, music’s most memorable moments, and personal items from screen goddesses and award-winning actors.

“Kruse GWS Auctions is beyond thrilled to exclusively offer one of the most iconic guitars from Elvis Presley’s career – The 1968 Comeback TV Special was groundbreaking for Elvis and was a moment where he solidified and carved out his place in music history. This was truly “Elvis Un-Plugged.” I have dreamed of selling this iconic piece of history for as long as I can remember. This guitar played such a significant role in Elvis’ career and the world once again proclaimed him as the “King,” after his unforgettable performance. Along with many other exceptional artifacts like the original Woodstock film reels, iconic movie, and TV cars as well as other items from the world of music and entertainment, this guitar truly stands alone as one of the most important historical items we have had the honor and privilege of selling.” – Dame Brigitte Kruse, Founder, and Lead Auctioneer, Kruse GWS Auctions.

The Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction marks the first celebrity memorabilia auction for Kruse GWS Auctions of 2021. Additional highlights include Elvis Presley’s personally owned Solid 14K Yellow Gold and Blue Enamel TCB Necklace; Elizabeth Taylor’s personally owned pair of drop earrings, blue and white rhinestone brooch and necklace; Marilyn Monroe’s personally owned watch; Michael Jackson’s personally owned Western shirt and much more.

To register for the Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction please visit this link

 View The Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction catalog