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B.B. King’s first guitar, Marilyn Monroe images, Mantle ring among celeb items on auction block

A guitar as soon as owned by B.B. King and images of Marilyn Monroe – together with different items from historical past and popular culture – are going up for auction subsequent month. 

The “Legends & Treasures” auction, held by Guernsey’s auction home in New York City, can be held on-line beginning Sept. 21, based on the auction web site. 

“It’s an auction of iconic objects, things that may have no relation to one another,” Arlan Ettinger, Guernsey’s founder and president, advised Reuters.

“What they do have in common is that in one way or another, they are pretty remarkable – whether they relate to a famous incident or a famous person.”

One of the highest items to be auctioned off is the first acoustic guitar owned by B.B. King, in addition to different items from the blues legend together with handwritten music and several other efficiency jackets, the auction web site mentioned.

The auction will even embody images from Marilyn Monroe’s first photoshoot when she was simply 19 years outdated.

B.B. King's First Guitar
B.B. King’s first guitar goes up for auction.
Guernsey’s Auction House
Mickey Mantle's 1955 AL Championship Ring
Mickey Mantle’s 1955 American League Championship Championship Ring is up for auction.
Reuters

Baseball star Mickey Mantle’s 1955 American League Championship ring can be up for auction, in addition to a baseball bat he signed together with different members of the “500 Home Run Club,” the Guernsey’s web site says. 

Other items up for auction embody Billie Holiday’s passport and fur wrap, an engine telegraph used aboard the USS St. Louis and a sword that was on show when President John F. Kennedy’s physique laid in state on the White House, Reuters reported.

Proceeds from sure items – together with instruments utilized in 9/11 recovery efforts, the American flags that flew over the tenth commemoration of 9/11 and an architectural mannequin of the Trade Center – will profit the 9/11 Tribute Museum, based on the Guernsey’s web site.

In whole, there are 120 tons within the auction, which is able to happen at DwellAuctioneers.com and invaluable.com.

Billie Holiday's Passport
Billie Holiday’s passport is one merchandise up for auction.
Reuters
Arlan Ettinger, Guernsey's founder and president
Arlan Ettinger, Guernsey’s founder and president, with B.B King’s stage jacket worn for the Vatican efficiency for the Pope.
Reuters

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