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    Bruce's WC book with notes: £52,000

    £52,000 = $80760.84

    How the fists found their fury: The booklet Bruce Lee used to teach himself Kung Fu sells for £52,000

    Lee made his own annotations to the manual to create his own style
    One note read: 'grasp the opponent hard when he blocks right punch.'
    Lee, who died aged 32, gave the pamphlet, to instructor Taky Kimura
    The unpublished manuscript sold at London's Bloomsbury Auctions

    By Katie Louise Davies For Mailonline
    Published: 09:18 EST, 17 September 2015 | Updated: 09:46 EST, 17 September 2015


    The booklet that Bruce Lee, pictured here in Enter the Dragon in 1973, used to teach himself Kung Fu has sold for £52,000

    The booklet that Bruce Lee used to teach himself Kung Fu has sold for £52,000.

    The Enter the Dragon star made his own modifications to the illustrated manual for the Wing Chun version of Kung Fu to create his own unique style.

    Notes alongside the pictures included 'grasp the opponent hard when he blocks your right punch, and kick him while jabbing him' and 'from straight hand punch, bend and strike violently at opponent's temple.'

    On another page he wrote: 'Right hand block; left go over right and right pulls back immediately and punch out or back fist after swing'.

    Lee called the adapted style Jun Fan Gung Fu, which translates as 'Bruce Lee's Kung Fu' which he taught to others to make ends meet after moving from Hong Kong to Seattle, US, in 1959 aged 18.

    Lee gave the pamphlet, which has his name and address stamped on the inside cover, to his friend and assistant instructor Taky Kimura, who continued to teach his art form after the star's death.

    Lee's annotated booklet, which has never been published before, sold for £44,000 at London's Bloomsbury Auctions. With all the fees added on the total price paid was £52,000.


    Tragic Lee had used the pamphlet as a teaching manual while trying to make ends meet after moving to the USA from Hong Kong in 1959 when he was 18


    Lee used the illustrated instruction manual for the Wing Chun style of kung fu but made numerous handwritten notes about the moves

    Lydia Wilkinson, from the auction house, said: 'The pamphlet is in Mandarin with diagrams and instructions on Kung Fu, and Bruce Lee used this when he was teaching Kung Fu to make ends meet after moving to Seattle.

    'It was from a time before he was famous and is definitely his because it has his name and address in Seattle stamped onto it.

    'The interesting thing is that Lee has annotated the pages with his own notes in English detailing his tweaks and variations on the moves.


    Lee became a superstar on the back of films like Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon

    'He had his own name for his new style, naming it after himself. It's almost as if he knew he was destined to be famous and wanted to leave his mark on the artform.

    'Bruce Lee is widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the twentieth century and is a worldwide cultural icon, almost synonymous with Kung Fu itself.

    'Signed material by him is exceptionally rare and this book gives an unprecedented insight into his creative process and philosophy.

    'The star we see in the films he made was the ready-made package but this shows the behind-the-scenes development of Bruce Lee.'

    Lee, born Lee Jun-fan, went on to found the Jun Fan martial arts studio in Oakland, California, and was later 'discovered' by Hollywood at the Long Beach International Karate Championships.

    He become a superstar on the back of films like Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, but tragically died of swelling to his brain in 1973 aged 32.

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    A Bruce Lee Autograph Ranges in Price from $3,000 – $10,000+
    BRUCE LEE AUTOGRAPH // admin // October 5, 2016

    To buy, consign or sell a Bruce Lee autograph or Bruce Lee letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440.2982.

    A Bruce Lee autograph ranges in price from around $3,000 to over $10,000. His autograph is very rare due to his short life. Here at NateDSanders.com, we sold more Bruce Lee memorabilia and more Bruce Lee autograph than anyone else, here in the United States, Europe or even Hong Kong. To see what Bruce Lee memorabilia we have sold, please go to:

    Here is a Bruce Lee Memorabilia Auction That Does Great!

    To buy, consign or sell to the Nate D. Sanders Bruce Lee memorabilia auction, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440.2982. The Nate D. Sanders Bruce Lee … Continue reading
    For the value of a Bruce Lee autograph, please see the examples below:


    Bruce Lee autograph letter signed. Lee’s letter was sent from Hong Kong just before the premier of ”Return of the Dragon” aka ”Way of the Dragon” in that city. It is addressed to his close friend and Jeet Kune Do protege Herb Jackson in Los Angeles. Postmarked 22 November 1972, the letter reads in full, ”Dear Herb, There has been a slight change of plan which is the premier night of my motion picture in Hong Kong is rescheduled for December 23. There will be just this slight postponement. I have already written James Lee. I hope you are in the process of getting all the necessary documents for traveling and as soon as I get an okay from James’ physical examination, I will write to you to make all the necessary arrangements. Take care, Your Friend, [signed] Bruce Lee autograph”. Sold for $10,208.

    http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.as...ntoryid=23446#


    Bruce Lee autograph publicity photo from the 1966 television show ”The Green Hornet”. Lee played Kato, Green Hornet’s martial-arts partner. Lee signs in black marker, ”To Bruce, Best Wishes / Bruce Lee autograph” above his hand-drawn Chinese character of the Dragon. As Lee was born in the Year of the Dragon and the Hour of the Dragon, he sometimes incorporated the Loong character of the dragon into his signature. Sold for $12,080.

    http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.as...ntoryid=40351#


    Above is a Bruce Lee autograph on a signed check on the account of Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Oakland, California dated 19 October 1964 to John Chorbajian in the amount of $135 ”for rent” from 20 October to 20 November 1964, noted in Lee’s hand. Sold for $6,691.

    http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.as...entoryid=7271#

    Bruce Lee autograph on a receipt from 1967. Receipt is from the Phillips 66 Gas Station in Inglewood, California, showing a purchase of 13 gallons of gas for a total of $4.40. Features Bruce Lee’s signature along the right hand side, which is bold and legible. Includes Bruce Lee’s California license plate number, SV7-474. Receipt signed the same year as the last episode of ”The Green Hornet” and the year Bruce Lee opened his third Jun Fan Kung-Fu Institute School in Los Angeles. Measures 4.75” x 3.25”. Hole punch through bottom of ”L” in signature, otherwise near fine condition. Sold for $4,125.

    http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.as...entoryid=41053

    Also, here is a wife of Bruce Lee autograph on one of Bruce Lee’s personally owned jackets:


    Above is a Bruce Lee personally owned and worn grey cotton jacket, signed and inscribed by his wife and daughter. ”Stirling Cooper London” brand jacket has a nice shearling lining to interior, and two zippered pockets to front. In black marker to the inside of jacket, Bruce’s wife and daughter write: ”Dennis + Loan, This was one of Bruce’s most favorite jackets! Linda Lee”. And, ”To Dennis & Loan — Best to you both! Shannon Lee”. It sold in our June 2016 auction for $25,000.

    http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.as...entoryid=43259

    To buy, consign or sell a Bruce Lee autograph or Bruce Lee letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440.2982.
    Man, I had a shot at a Bruce Lee autograph - a framed check - it was under $100. That was so many years ago and I can't stop from kicking myself for not getting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    £52,000 = $80760.84
    Didn't see this post previously.

    That book isn't WC. It's Wong Hon Fun doing Praying Mantis Siu Gah Sik routine.

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    High School Essay

    Fascinating. Worth $6K+?

    Lot #51:
    Bruce Lee Personally Owned Signed & Handwritten Essay From High School -- ''...how great is man's ability to brave the dangers which confront him...'' -- Among Earliest Examples of Lee's Writing

    Bruce Lee signed essay from high school, written entirely in his hand and personally owned by him. Essay appears to be an English dictation exercise, signed ''Bruce Lee'' on the front, written as a student in the late 1950s at St. Francis Xavier College in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Among the earliest known examples of Lee's handwriting and signature, we see a young Lee struggle to learn the English language and methodically correct his mistakes within the essay. At this time, Lee was starting to pursue martial arts, and the famous discipline and hard work for which he is known is clearly evident in his schoolwork as well; with his corrections, the essay appears near perfect in grammar and spelling. One can also see the beginnings of Lee's famous, flowing signature and elegant handwriting here. Lee writes about a stranded pilot in the essay, in part: ''The history of aviation is full of adventures, and their happy outcome has proved how great is man's ability to brave the dangers which confront him. Not long ago an aviator, while flying over a part of Africa, met with engine trouble at a time when visibility was poor, and was compelled to descend in an swamp at the edge of a large lake. His machine turned upside down and became deeply embedded in the mud. The pilot, though injured in the head, managed with great difficulty to extricate himself...He trod on what he thought was firm ground. Suddenly it moved and he found it was a crocodile. Only after five hours exertion did he reach safety; His clothes were torn to shreds, but he was thankful to be alive...'' Shortly after this essay was written, Lee's parents pulled him out of school and sent him to live in the United States with his sister, as they feared he would be killed by a local gang who Lee often fought with on the street. Sheet measures 6.5'' x 8''. Majority of writing appears on front page with a few lines on verso. Composed in blue ink with corrections by Lee. Near fine condition. Originally part of lot 14 of Superior Galleries' Bruce Lee auction on 7 August 1993, there consigned by Lee's wife, Linda Lee Caldwell.
    Bruce Lee Personally Owned Signed & Handwritten Essay From High School -- ''...how great is man's ability to brave the dangers which confront him...'' -- Among Earliest Examples of Lee's Writing Bruce Lee Personally Owned Signed & Handwritten Essay From High School -- ''...how great is man's ability to brave the dangers which confront him...'' -- Among Earliest Examples of Lee's Writing Bruce Lee Personally Owned Signed & Handwritten Essay From High School -- ''...how great is man's ability to brave the dangers which confront him...'' -- Among Earliest Examples of Lee's Writing





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    Minimum Bid: $5,000
    Current Bid: $6,050
    Number Bids: 3
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    Opening bid = $30,000

    From a press release I got last week:

    Fascinating Bruce Lee Letter Regarding the Gung Fu Discipline to be Auctioned
    LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2017 – A handwritten letter signed by Bruce Lee, in which he explained the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of Gung Fu martial arts, will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on July 27, 2017.

    The letter is dated April 4, 1964 and was addressed to aspiring martial arts student Gene Snelling.
    Lee began teaching Gung Fu in 1959. The following year, Lee opened his first martial arts school, the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Seattle. In the Spring of 1964, Lee dropped out of college and moved to Oakland to live with martial arts master James Lee. They opened a second Jun Fan studio in Oakland in 1964.

    Lee’s letter reads in part, “…The Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle began only six months ago. The aim is to teach the true 'Way' of Gung Fu all over the U.S. At present the Institute has around 45 students and meet 3 times a week - Tues. & Thurs. night 8-9:30 p.m. and Sunday morning 10-11:30 a.m. / Gung Fu means discipline and training toward the ultimate Reality of the object - be it on health promotion, on mind cultivation, or on self-protection. / No distinction is made to separate between the opponent and the self because the opponent is but the complementary part of oneself. There is then no conquering, struggling or dominating, but to fit harmoniously one's movement into that of the opponent (when he expands, you contract; when he contracts, you expand, each being the cause and result of the other.) There is then a 'oneness' result. / The closer to the source of true martial art, the less wastage of movement there is, and a good Gung Fu man is a simplifier - to express the utmost in the minimum of motion and energy. Thus profound simplicity, not fundamental, is the key word and simplicity, by the way, is the natural result of the highest cultivation. This simplicity is the last stage of art. / The highest stage occurs when a person is devoided of self-consciousness and his feeling and experience expresses himself freely. The actions will be being so of themselves without straining or striving.”

    The letter is accompanied by the original envelope with Lee’s handwriting. The envelope’s return address lists the Gung Fu Institute on University Way in Seattle. The letter was consigned by Gene Snelling.

    Bidding on the letter begins at $30,000.
    Additional information on the letter can be found at
    http://natedsanders.com/Fantastic_Br...-LOT46698.aspx
    About Nate D. Sanders Auctions
    An industry leader in documents and autographs, Nate D. Sanders Auctions has conducted auctions in Los Angeles since 1990 and now holds major auctions on a monthly basis. Owner Nate Sanders is recognized for his knowledge of sports, historical and Hollywood memorabilia. To learn more visit natedsanders.com
    Unfortunately this auction is closed and I haven't found the winning bid.

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    Just got this press release

    Bruce Lee’s Personal Martial Arts Apparel and Equipment to be Auctioned
    LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2018 – A special collection of martial arts immortal Bruce Lee’s apparel and equipment will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders on July 26. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.

    The highlight of the collection being auctioned is Lee’s personally owned and worn Timex wristwatch, which is attached to a broad leather band featuring four metal rings and six metal studs. The timepiece belongs to Herb Jackson’s collection. Jackson was Bruce’s close friend, a first generation Jeet Kune Do student and maker of Lee's custom martial arts training equipment. Jackson’s son Mark Ashton-Jackson provides a letter of authenticity.

    Bidding on the watch begins at $12,000.

    Additionally going under the hammer, are Bruce Lee’s personally owned and worn sunglasses, focus pad,Jeet Kune Do medallion, sparring mask, punching shield, finger focus bag, dumbbells, leather blocking shield and training belt. These items are also part of the Herb Jackson collection.

    Bruce Lee Photo Contact Sheet for Enter the Dragon

    A contact sheet of candid photos from 1973 reveals Lee expressing a range of emotions and reactions, including surprise, anger, laughter, sadness, and slapstick incredulousness. Lee's co-star from Enter the Dragon, John Saxon, is also included in a few frames.

    Bidding on the contact sheet begins at $5,000.

    Bruce Lee was born in 1940 in San Francisco to immigrants from Hong Kong. Lee became a critically acclaimed martial artist, instructor, action-figure icon and filmmaker, before his premature death at the age of 32 in 1973.
    Additional information on the collection of Bruce Lee’s martial arts apparel can be found at
    https://natedsanders.com/catalog.asp...ue=Bruce%20lee

    About Nate D. Sanders Auctions
    An industry leader in documents and autographs, Nate D. Sanders Auctions has conducted auctions in Los Angeles since 1990 and now holds major auctions on a monthly basis. Owner Nate Sanders is recognized for his knowledge of sports, historical and Hollywood memorabilia. To learn more visit natedsanders.com
    Wow - $3500 for a pair of rusty 5 lb dumbbells.
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    Slightly OT

    Not quite an auction - an Etsy offer. But there is only one...


    Bruce Lee Enter The Dragon Costume Relic Keychain - Jeet Kune Do - Kung Fu Icon - Fabric Fobs - Worn by Bruce in the movie Enter The Dragon!
    $105.00 $150.00
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    FabricFobs in Harrisburg, Illinois

    Description
    This listing is for a Bruce Lee Enter The Dragon Costume Relic Keychain by Fabric Fobs. It contains robe lining fur material actually worn by Bruce Lee himself in the movie Enter The Dragon and is guaranteed authentic with a serial number matching a digital photo of original item and digital certification. The photo can be requested via message. Keychain is 1 inch by 1 inch. This is a BEAUTIFUL piece and a great find for any fan out there! Thanks for your support and enjoy the piece of Hollywood history!
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    Bruce's watch

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    Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:57
    Watch of Bruce Lee Snapped Up at Kick-High Price
    Monday, 20 May 2019 13:38

    A watch which once belonged to legendary martial artist Bruce Lee got auctioned off at a price that is much higher than expected.

    At a recent auction held in Hong Kong, a watch once owned by Bruce Lee has been sold for HK$225,000 ($28,700) - a 50 percent premium to the top range of its asking price. It was sold to an unidentified buyer as item 860 of 82 lots during the Phillips & Blackbird: Sports auction on Monday night at the JW Marriott Hotel.

    The timepiece (pictured below) had been expected to fetch between HK$80,000 to HK$150,000 but was sold for a much higher price to an unidentified buyer, according to phillips.com.


    Source: SJX website, Phillips

    Historically Interesting

    Pieces of Bruce Lee memorabilia are usually hot items and the Universal Genève Polerouter timepiece (circa the 1950s) was described as a «very rare and historically interesting yellow gold-plated stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds».

    The watch came with a letter of provenance from its previous owner, Herb Jackson, who was Lee’s martial arts student, friend, and confidant in the United States. Lee had given Jackson the timepiece as a gift and the watch was handed down to Jackson’s son, Mark Ashton-Jackson before it was sold on Monday.

    Friendship With Jackson Herb

    According to the letter of authenticity, Ashton-Jackson stated the item was owned and used by Bruce Lee, who gave the timepiece to his father as a gift around 1968. Lee was good friends with Herb Jackson, who was into training equipment such as boxing gloves for Lee and other equipment to help Lee hone his powerful physique.

    Lee had always worn his watches with a cuff-style leather strap and the item was considered a collectible that many Bruce Lee fans had been eyeing.
    Wonder if it still keeps time.
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    Han's hand

    Prop Store - Ultimate Movie Collectables - London - Los Angeles


    Lot 140 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Hans (Shih Kien) Knife Hand
    Enter the Dragon (1973)

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    In Auction Now

    This lot will be sold on Tuesday, 1st December (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-463 will be sold on day 1 (lots 464-913 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 2:00 pm GMT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.

    Han's (Shih Kien) knife hand from Robert Clouse's martial arts film Enter The Dragon. The villainous crime lord Han had several different weaponised attachments to replace his severed hand, and he used his knife hand in the climactic fight against Lee (Bruce Lee), inflicting the iconic scars. Lee wanted the villain to have a unique and terrifying weapon, with this hand designed by Lee's student and friend George Lee. This piece was exhibited at a 2014 SENI show at the London Soccerdome, alongside many other pieces of Lee memorabilia. It is one of two metal sets known to exist, and another wooden set was also used during the fight.

    The weapon is made of metal with four real, sharpened knives attached to a metal block. It features a removable handle, allowing it to be held by Kien and his double during filming. There is some wear from age and production use, including some scuffing and scratches on the main block. It comes with a letter of authenticity signed by George Lee. Dimensions: 43.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 6 cm (17 1/2" x 3" x 2 1/2")

    Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 M

    Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

    This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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    $32,426

    Lot #14:
    Bruce Lee Signed Photo Without Inscription -- Lot Also Includes First Edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and Early 1960s Business Card

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    This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/25/2021
    Excellent lot of Bruce Lee items, including a signed photo by Lee, a first edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and one of Lee's early 1960s business cards. Photo is elegantly signed by Lee without inscription, ''Best wishes / Bruce Lee''. Glossy photo measures 2.875'' x 3.25'', in near fine condition. Lot also includes a first edition of Lee's book, ''Chinese Gung Fu / The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense''. Oakland: Oriental Book Sales, 1963. Book spans 102pp. and measures 5.5'' x 8.25''. A few dog-eared pages and light wear, overall in very good plus condition. Finally, lot includes one of Lee's earliest business cards from the early 1960s, simply titled ''Chinese Gung Fu'' at top, offering various types of lessons and with the gold/red yin yang symbol. Faint toning to right edge, else near fine condition. A fine lot of early 1960s Bruce Lee items, including one of his desirable signed photos.
    Bruce Lee Signed Photo Without Inscription -- Lot Also Includes First Edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and Early 1960s Business Card Bruce Lee Signed Photo Without Inscription -- Lot Also Includes First Edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and Early 1960s Business Card Bruce Lee Signed Photo Without Inscription -- Lot Also Includes First Edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and Early 1960s Business Card Bruce Lee Signed Photo Without Inscription -- Lot Also Includes First Edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and Early 1960s Business Card
    Bruce Lee Signed Photo Without Inscription -- Lot Also Includes First Edition of ''Chinese Gung Fu'' and Early 1960s


    BIDDING
    Current Bidding
    Minimum Bid: $10,000
    Final prices include buyers premium.: $32,426
    Number Bids: 10
    Auction closed on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
    Wow. Over 3x their minimum ask. Wonder who got it?
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    Bruce Lee's chucks = $83,200

    I only cut&pasted the Bruce related images.

    Bruce Lee showed off his skills in 'The Way of the Dragon' (Photo via Golden Harvest Films)
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    James Bond’s Gun, Bruce Lee’s Nunchucks, and More Sell for Big Bucks at Auction
    A peek at some of the interesting Hollywood memorabilia cinephiles bought for top dollar this week
    By Ian Spiegelman -April 30, 2021
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    Film fanatics with money to spare scored some of the most iconic relics from the last 50 years of movie making at the two-day “Hollywood Legends and Luminaries” and “Hollywood Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, and More” events at Juien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills this week. Bidders online and in person on Wednesday and Thursday vied to take home pieces of silver screen history from classics such as the James Bond franchise, Alien, Die Hard, Scarface, and the Harry Potter series, to name a few. Top items included 007’s famed sidearm, Forrest Gump’s Ping-Pong paddle, and Bruce Lee’s nunchucks, with the final tally showing that the cinephiles spared no expense.

    Sean Connery’s Walther P5: The original Bond, James Bond, carried this sleek but deadly .9mm semi-auto on the French Riviera in his final appearance as 007 in 1983’s Never Say Never Again.

    Estimate: $80,000

    Final Bid: $106,250 (Connery’s Walther PP from 1962’s Dr. No went for $256,000 at Julien’s in December but, come on, that was Bond’s first piece—Er, gun.)

    Bruce Lee’s Custom-made Wooden nunchaku: Also known as nunchucks, the world’s first martial arts superstar and a beloved L.A. icon owned these from the mid-’60s until his tragic death in 1973. Lee’s friend and student Taky Kimura certified that the master practiced with this pair to perfect the technique he made famous in Enter the Dragon, Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon, and Game of Death.

    Estimate: $2,000

    Final Bid: $83,200


    Bruce Lee’s nunchucks
    COURTESY JULIEN'S AUCTIONS

    Michelle Pfeiffer’s Batman Returns (1992) Catwoman Cowl: Meow. From the final scenes of the last of the great pre-Christopher Nolan caped crusader flicks, this “distressed” latex headgear was made to shine like patent leather and even features a few attached blonde locks fashioned to look like Pfeiffer’s own.

    Estimate: $8,000

    Final Bid: $41,600

    James Arness’s Gunsmoke Colt .45: Arness carried this single action Army revolver as Marshall Matt Dillon during the 1961 season of the classic Western series.

    Estimate: $8000

    Final Bid: $38,400

    Al Pacino’s Pinstripe Scarface suit: While Tony Montana’s M-16 with attached grenade launcher wasn’t on the block, this deep blue, three-piece number from Brian De Palma’s 1983 gangster epic also made quite an impression—and it’s believed to be the only costume to have survived the film’s explosive climax.

    Estimate: $60,000

    Final Bid: $83,200

    H.R. Giger’s Prototype Xenomorph Alien Suit: This full-sized, transparent costume—known as “Big Chap”—from that place where “no one can hear you scream” was long thought to have been lost sometime after Ridley Scott shot his 1979 space nightmare… but everybody knows that these monsters are never really gone.

    Estimate: $40,000

    Winning Bid: $44,200

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    John McClane’s infamous Zippo
    COURTESY JULIEN'S AUCTIONS

    Bruce Willis’s Die Hard (1988) Zippo: Before John McClane could boast “Now, I have a machine gun,” he was lighting his way through the air ducts at Nakatomi Plaza in the film that made Bruce Willis’s career with this trusty lighter.

    Estimate: $10,000

    Winning Bid: $16,000

    Tom Hanks’s Forrest Gump (1996) Ping-Pong Paddle: Perhaps the only thing Forrest Gump didn’t accomplish through really dumb luck was kicking all that ass in basement sport of kings.

    Estimate: $1,000

    Winning Bid: $25,600


    A signed Harry Potter trunk box set
    JULIEN'S AUCTIONS

    Autographed Harry Potter Box Set Trunk: Literally the ultimate box set, all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels are housed in this limited edition trunk, which Michael Berendt—who was on the crew for all the films—personally had signed by 50 cast members.

    Estimate: $3,000

    Winning Bid: $48,000
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