Online Auction: November 2023 Hollywood, Theatrical History, Militaria

Join us on Saturday, November 18, 2023, for a live online auction hosted on Invaluable.com.

This fall, we’re excited to present a diverse range of collectibles spanning Classic Hollywood, American theatrical history, historical photography, memorabilia, and antique ephemera.

Don’t miss your chance to explore this unique catalog filled with intriguing pieces from various categories. Click here to view the catalog.

Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

Classic Hollywood Treasures:

  • Original Movie Artwork: Delve into the 1976 horror film “Burnt Offerings” with the original artwork used on its poster, featuring the legendary Bette Davis.
  • John Wayne’s “The Flying Leathernecks” Costume Pieces: Original costume pieces worn by stars John Wayne and Robert Ryan in the 1951 film “The Flying Leathernecks.”
  • Marilyn Monroe Photography: Vintage photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the private collection of renowned French journalist Leo Sauvage. This assortment includes original publicity photos from “Niagara” and an exclusive preview invitation ticket to the 1955 film, “The Seven Year Itch.”
  • Autographed Memorabilia: Dive into Hollywood history with items autographed by stars like Steve McQueen (from the set of “Tom Horn”), William Holden’s Christmas card, John Carradine as “Dracula,” Lois Maxwell as “Miss Moneypenny” in the “James Bond” movies, and the cast of “The Wild Bunch” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

Memorable Moments:

  • Jayne Mansfield & Mickey Hargitay Wedding Photos: Step back in time to 1958 and witness Hollywood glamour as Jayne Mansfield and Mr. Universe, Mickey Hargitay, tie the knot through a captivating collection of original 8″x10″ wedding photos.
  • Hand-Signed Hank Williams Photo: Hand-signed 8″x”10 publicity photo of country music legend.
  • Original Pulp Artwork: Original artwork by notable artists Berthold Tiedmann and Bill Ward, known for their contributions to pulp fiction and comic book illustration.
  • Antique American Theatrical Pieces: A vast collection encompassing CDVs, cabinet cards, programs, tickets, and handbills from the golden age of American theater.

Historical Memorabilia:

  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show: Take a journey into the Wild West with a collection of memorabilia related to Buffalo Bill’s iconic show, offering a glimpse into the adventurous spirit of the American frontier.
  • American Siamese Twins: c1860s CDV portrait of African American conjoined twins Millie and Christine McCoy, who were born into slavery but became talented and engaging performers in the 19th century.
  • Antique Photography: Journey through time with early and rare travel albums from Sri Lanka/India, a 20th-century Chinese travel album, and a diverse selection of original and rare Chiang Kai-shek photographs, including double-weighted portraits, a wedding photo, and candid snapshots.
  • “The Roaring Lion”: Yousuf Karsh’s iconic double-weighted Winston Churchill photograph from 1941, known as “The Roaring Lion,” is a symbol of Churchill’s leadership during World War II. The image, signed by the photographer, captures Churchill’s resolute expression after removing his cigar, shaping public perception of him. Karsh’s portrait photography mastery made it an enduring symbol of leadership and determination.

Unique Memorabilia:

  • c1917 Baseball Team Panoramic Photo: Relive the camaraderie and sportsmanship of the U.S. Army’s 362nd Infantry Regiment, Company M, through an original c1917-1919 panoramic photo, celebrating their shared love for baseball and unity.
  • Donner Party Relic: Own a piece of history with a miniature glass vial, numbered 456 out of 5,000, containing a sealed fragment of wood from the Murphy Cabin, famously used by the ill-fated Donner Party during the harsh winter of 1846-47. This unique relic is accompanied by COA tags and a sales flyer for McGlashan’s book about the Donner Party.
  • Fountain Pen Collection: A diverse collection of fountain pens from various brands, including Nakaya, Montegrappa, Montblanc, Sheaffer, Cross, Namiki Pilot, S.T. Dupont, and more. Whether you’re a vintage pen enthusiast or prefer limited edition and classic styles, there’s something here for every collector.

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Auction Date: November 18, 2023
Start Time: 9:00am (MST / Phoenix, AZ)
Auction Type: Live Online Auction

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