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    Bruce Lee Memorablia auctions

    It's oddly relevant. I'd be curious to see if any of these museum projects bid on any of this stuff or if they're just talking. I'd also be curious to see if they get their project bidding prices.

    Profiles in History (www.profilesinhistory.com), the number one company in the world for authentic Hollywood memorabilia, will offer several amazing Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee items in their upcoming auction. The two-day auction will be held July 31 and August 1. The Bruce / Brandon items will be up for bid on the second day, August 1. Worldwide bidding begins at 11:00am (PDT) both days. Bids can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the internet via eBay Live Auctions www.ebayliveauctions.com or www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

    Brandon Lee signature "The Crow" costume and display with "Shelly" wedding dress from The Crow. ($15,000-$18,000)

    (Miramax, 1994) Brandon Lee's costume consists of form-fitting black shirt with electrical tape wrapped around the abdomen, faux leather pants, boots and trench coat. All items are heavily distressed with bullet holes and wear for the film. The costume is mounted on a mannequin with a custom painted head of Brandon Lee's "Crow" character and is complete with a screen used crow bird from the film. Accompanying the display is Sofia Shinas'"Shelly Webster" wedding dress and prop wedding invitation.

    Bruce Lee black Gung Fu jacket ($20,000-$30,000)

    Bruce Lee's black Gung Fu top, circa 1966-67. It has four Chinese knotted fasteners along the front. Bruce Lee wore this particular top often and taught with it on. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Taky Kimura, Lee's friend and protégé, stating that the top was obtained by him directly from Bruce Lee. A unique opportunity to own a very special Gung Fu jacket with a wonderful association.

    Bruce Lee "Praying Mantis style" Kung Fu book signed by Bruce Lee with original drawing of praying mantis given to his friend Taky Kimura. ($12,000-$15,000)

    Signed book in the Mantis-style boxing series, 62 pp, 5 in. x 7 ½ in. Text entirely in Chinese. Softcover binding, lacks rear cover. Lee has shaded the letters of the title in blue ink. Inside the cover, he has signed "Property of Bruce Lee". On the front flyleaf, Lee has penned "The Northern Mantis Clan" and drawn, in detail, a large praying mantis, 3 in. long x 2 in. tall. The book is copiously illustrated with black & white photographs depicting a Kung Fu artist with text. Bruce Lee's ownership rubber stamp "Mr. Bruce Lee - 1122 Jefferson Street - Seattle, Washington" appears on the first text page, as well as small checkmarks and circle notations above some of the photographs. Taky Kimura met Bruce Lee in Seattle in 1960. He eventually became head instructor of the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute. Kimura was the best man at Linda and Bruce Lee's wedding in 1964, and one of the pallbearers at Lee's funeral nine years later. Overall, fine condition. Includes a signed certificate of authenticity from Taky Kimura stating that the book was given to him by Bruce Lee.

    Bruce Lee hand-annotated "Praying Mantis Style" Kung Fu book given to his friend, Taky Kimura. ($12,000-$15,000)

    Book in the Mantis-style boxing series, 42 pages, 5 in. x 7 ½ in. Text entirely in Chinese. Softcover binding, lacks rear cover. Bruce Lee's ownership rubber stamp on the front flyleaf, "Mr. Bruce Lee - 11222 Jefferson Street - Seattle, Washington". Lee has outlined the front legs of the cover illustration praying mantis in black ink. Contains extensive annotations in Lee's hand of 350 words of explanatory text in English, as well as direction arrows indicating motion on every black & white photograph. On the photograph on page 35 Lee has written "(1) This is a hook to the temple [arrow drawn by Lee] as soon as opponent' hand tries to block your left straight punch. (2) from same straight punch bend and strike violently at opponent temple (This is double punching after opponent blocked your first straight punch and then hook in again from straight arm position coordinate retreat of left foot [arrow drawn by Lee] to get power". An incredible insight into Lee's fighting style, presented as a gift to one of his students and close friends. Small damp stain at lower front cover, otherwise, fine condition. Includes a signed certificate of authenticity from Taky Kimura stating that the book was given to him by Bruce Lee.

    Bruce Lee "Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute" membership card and Handwritten letter. ($12,000-$15,000)

    Rare "Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute" red stripe student membership card signed by Bruce Lee as President. Card measures 3 ½ in. x 2 ½ in. Accompanied by a rare autograph letter signed to his friend and protégé, Taky Kimura. Comes with the original transmittal envelope addressed in Lee's hand, postmarked September 11, 1967. Lee pens [in full]: "Taky, Quarterly Card for Winter (Sept. 21 - Dec. 21 1967) Fill in the rest with Typewriter and sign your name on (Instructor) Bruce". Bruce Lee's Chinese name was Lee Jun Fan. According to Kimura, only a few "red stripe" cards were signed by Lee. Bruce Lee's first Gung Fu school was in Seattle, where Kimura was Lee's assistant instructor. Both letter and card are in fine condition.

    Bruce Lee blue fur-lined costume jacket. ($12,000-$15,000)

    Bruce Lee's long medium-blue, fur-lined Chinese costume jacket circa 1973. This patterned medium blue silk, fur-lined Chinese-styled long jacket was created and made for Bruce Lee's movie he was to make after the completion of Enter the Dragon. Lee wore the jacket for a photo session to test the costume during a pre-pre-production photo shoot prior to his untimely death. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Robert Lee, younger brother of Bruce Lee, stating the provenance. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an authentic Bruce Lee article of clothing with amazing provenance.

    Collection of five Bruce Lee items, including airline tickets for his friend Taky Kimura, who will appear with him in The Game of Death. ($3,000-$4,000)

    An amazing archive of Bruce Lee items comprising a typewritten letter on "Golden Harvest Studios" letterhead to Taky Kimura signed by his secretary; four original Pan American World Airways tickets with envelope; Western Union telegram to Taky Kimura in Seattle; and original transmittal envelopes. In September, 1972, Lee began preliminary filming of fight sequences for his next film, The Game of Death. The project was put on hold in November while he prepared the film Enter the Dragon, which began filming in January, 1973. Indoor shots were filmed at Golden Harvest Studios in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Enter the Dragon had its world premiere in Hong Kong on July 26, 1976, six days after Bruce Lee's sudden death at the age of 32.

    Bruce Lee hand and forearm strengthener ($3,000-$4,000)

    Green wood and metal hand and forearm strengthener circa 1966-67. This was used as a vital part of Bruce Lee's personal martial arts training program; he owned and used this particular strengthener frequently. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Taky Kimura, Lee's friend and protégé, stating that this strengthener was obtained by him directly from Bruce Lee.
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    Some Bruce Lee items up for auction

    On the block at the Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40, June 10, 11 & 12 2010
    1. Bruce Lee signature “Kato” cap from The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    694. Bruce Lee signature “Kato” cap from The Green Hornet. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) Original black chauffeur cap worn by Bruce Lee in his iconic role as “Kato”, ...
    2. Green Hornet special poster of Bruce Lee for theatrical release of TV episodes
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    691. Green Hornet special poster of Bruce Lee for theatrical release of TV episodes. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) The recent death, and rapidly growing cult mania ...
    3. Complete pilot episode script and William Dozier signed agreement for The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    ... Inc. and writer Richard Landau, signed by Landau and William Dozier. Also includes ten color promotional postcards featuring Van Williams and Bruce Lee in various action poses. $400 – $600 ...
    4. Prop “Hornet” dart used by Bruce Lee in the The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    689. Prop “Hornet” dart used by Bruce Lee in the The Green Hornet. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) Carved and painted wood with flexible plastic wings and faux-ruby ...
    5. Pair of letters from producer Wm. Dozier to Bruce Lee being his pitch for Lee to play “Kato” in The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    690. Pair of letters from producer Wm. Dozier to Bruce Lee being his pitch for Lee to play “Kato” in The Green Hornet. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) Fascinating and ...
    6. Collection of 12 Bruce Lee small publicity photos to be signed and given to fans for season two of The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    688. Collection of 12 Bruce Lee small publicity photos to be signed and given to fans for season two of The Green Hornet. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) (12) identical Gelatin ...
    7. Bruce Lee’s original ID badge as access to ABC TV lot for The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    686. Bruce Lee’s original ID badge as access to ABC TV lot for The Green Hornet. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) ABC Television Studio identification badge, 2.25 x ...
    8. Bruce Lee Polaroid proof from TV Guide cover shot session for The Green Hornet
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    687. Bruce Lee Polaroid proof from TV Guide cover shot session for The Green Hornet. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) October 29, 1966 issue of TV Guide magazine features ...
    9. Bruce Lee signed 1966 check to S.A.G.
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    684. Bruce Lee signed 1966 check to S.A.G. Personal check from Bruce Lee imprinted with his address, written and signed by Lee on 6/17/1966 in blue ballpoint to “Screen Actor ...
    10. The Green Hornet collection of original TV scripts from the personal property of Bruce Lee
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    685. The Green Hornet collection of original TV scripts from the personal property of Bruce Lee. (ABC-TV, 1966-1967) Complete teleplay scripts from the ...
    11. Superb Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute “gold stripe” student membership card signed by Bruce Lee as President
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    683. Superb Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute “gold stripe” student membership card signed by Bruce Lee as President. Rare original 3 ½ in. x 2 ½ in. Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute ...
    12. Bruce Lee Rare Autograph Letter Signed “Bruce”
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    682. Bruce Lee remains hopeful about the popularity of Gung Fu despite The Green Hornets weak ratings, “The show is doing bad, rating wise. Dozier is trying to make ...
    13. Bruce Lee inscribed book “How to Protect Yourself” presented to his protégé Taky Kimura with his personal philosophy: “Learn the Rules, Abide by the Rules, Dissolve the Rules”
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    681. Bruce Lee inscribed book “How to Protect Yourself” presented to his protégé Taky Kimura with his personal philosophy: “Learn the Rules, Abide by the Rules, Dissolve ...
    14. Chinese martial arts book illustrates the Chinese twenty-four foot fighting technique, signed three times by Bruce Lee
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    680. Chinese martial arts book illustrates the Chinese twenty-four foot fighting technique, signed three times by Bruce Lee. Book Signed, “Bruce Lee Sui Loong” on the ...
    15. Bruce Lee copiously illustrated martial arts book owned by him and given to his longtime friend and student, Taky Kimura
    (Directory/Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 40)
    679. Bruce Lee copiously illustrated martial arts book owned by him and given to his longtime friend and student, Taky Kimura. Martial Arts book, printed in Hong Kong, 62 ...
    This same company auctioned the Black Beauty for $192,000
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    You could own Bruce's yellow suit!

    Bruce Lee's last costume from Game of Death strikes back at auction

    The iconic martial artist's incomplete last film was intended to present Jeet Kune Do to the public

    In 1973, martial artist Bruce Lee launched himself into the American psyche with the force of one of his flying kicks as Enter the Dragon was released. Three days later Lee was dead, due to swelling on the brain.

    Enter the Dragon was the last film that Lee finished, but it was not the last one he began. In fact, work began on Game of Death - a film in which the star intended to demonstrate his own martial art Jeet Kune Do ('the way of the intercepting fist') - before Enter the Dragon was offered.
    Bruce Lee in action in the yellow jumpsuit

    The latter movie, which was the first kung fu film produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a much bigger budget than Lee was used to, could not be turned down. Nevertheless, 100 minutes of Game of Death were filmed before Enter the Dragon was released.

    As for Game of Death, it was only released in 1978 with a plotline altered to allow it to be completed using footage from other kung fu stars and stunt doubles with the main character's change in appearance explained away.

    Despite its changes from the original project it remains a cult classic and the yellow jumpsuit which Lee wears is referenced in the costume of Uma Thurman's character The Bride/Black Mamba in Kill Bill.

    Now the original jumpsuit worn by Lee is heading Heritage Auctions sale of Entertainment Memorabilia on July 17 with a relatively modest estimate of $60,000. The live sale takes place in California and internet absentee bidding is accepted until the day before.

    Collectors interested in Bruce Lee memorabilia will be interested to know that there is another very rare and high quality piece on the market at the moment: an autographed notebook for an intended book entitled 'The Tao of Chinese Gung Fu' including original martial art drawings.


    It didn't sell at the July 17 auction - see this follow-up article:
    Meanwhile, the iconic yellow-with-black-striped jumpsuit worn by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in his final screen appearance, Game of Death, is still for sale priced $71,700.
    If you don't have $71,700, you could always get our "got game?" shirt.
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    The Yellow Jumpsuit is on the block again

    Yellow jumpsuit from Bruce Lee's final role to be auctioned
    16:19, August 19, 2010

    Bruce Lee's famous yellow outfit from his final film "Game of Death" is going to be auctioned in next month.

    Ponte 16 Resort Hotel in Macau will auction 100 items that belonged to celebrities, including Bruce Lee's famous yellow outfit from his final film "Game of Death," in conjunction with Julien's Auctions next month, according to Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao.

    "Game of Death" was shot in autumn of 1972. As the leading actor, Lee suddenly died and left the movie two-thirds unfinished. The sight of Lee dressed in the yellow motorcyclists' racing suit has already become a very famous and classic image.

    The exhibition and auction will be held from Sept. 24 to Oct. 8 in Macau and it will be the first that Julien's Auctions has held in Asia.

    The items also include Michael Jackson's jacket and the black gloves he wore when singing "Beat It" in his global "Bad Tour" in 1987 to 1989, Princess Diana's evening dress, a shirt that Elvis Presley wore, a poster of The Beatles with their signatures and the Batman costume that Michael Keaton wore in the movie of "Batman Returns" in 1992.

    After that exhibition ends, more than 400 precious things will be auctioned the next day.

    By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
    Lot 118 of 434:
    BRUCE LEE STUNT DOUBLE COSTUME FROM "GAME OF DEATH"

    Estimate:
    $15,000.00 - $20,000.00

    Starting:
    $7,500.00

    Description:

    A yellow synthetic jumpsuit with black stripes worn by Buddy Joe Hooker, a stunt double for Bruce Lee in the motion picture Game of Death (Columbia Pictures, 1978). Only 30 minutes of the filming of Game of Death was completed before Lee took time off to work on the film Enter the Dragon (Warner Bros, 1973). Six years later director Robert Clouse returned to the film to flesh out the material and added scenes to create a finished film. Unsized. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The World of Bruce Lee stating that the item was donated by The Golden Harvest.

    PROVENANCE Lot 370, "Entertainment Memorabilia," Butterfield and Butterfield, Los Angeles, Sale number 6083B, July 18, 1994


    Note that there's more on the Bruce Lee statue discussed above on the Shanghai 2010 World Expo & Shaolin Haibao thread

    Note also that you need a got game t-shirt in honor of this auction. Seriously.
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    A piece of the dragon

    Bruce Lee memorabilia set for Hong Kong auction
    By Natalie Robehmed, for CNN
    August 3, 2011 -- Updated 0521 GMT (1321 HKT)
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    Bruce Lee memorabilia goes to auction August 6 in Hong Kong
    13 items are sale, including costume jacket, membership cards, and letter written by Lee
    The entire collection is expected to fetch U.S.$113,000

    Hong Kong (CNN) -- Bruce Lee, the movie icon credited with bringing martial arts to the mainstream, has long been one of Hong Kong's proudest exports -- and come Saturday, Hong Kongers will have a chance to own a piece of history, when 13 pieces of Lee memorabilia go to auction.

    The star of classics such as Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon, Lee was raised in Hong Kong before moving to the United States in 1959 to teach kung fu.

    Among the items to be auctioned by Phila China and U.S.-based Kelleher Auctions is a fur-lined, Chinese-style costume jacket, which was custom-made for Lee's follow-up film to Enter the Dragon. The coat was worn by the star in 1973, just before he died from a reaction to medication.

    Other lots include signed student membership cards to Lee's kung fu schools, and a martial-arts book inscribed by the actor.

    Anna Lee, spokeswoman for Phila China auction house, anticipates the auction will go very well. "It is the first time since 1993 -- when Lee's family auctioned 200 items in Los Angeles -- that lots of Lee items have gone on sale at once."

    About 150 people are expected to attend the auction in person, with phone bidders dialing in from around the world.

    Bidding is expected to focus on one particular item -- a three-page letter handwritten by Lee in 1966.

    Written to Taky Kimura -- fellow kung fu instructor, friend and best man at Lee's 1964 wedding -- the note reveals Lee's hopes for the future: "I'm looking forward for the T.V. series of 'Green Hornet' to come out so that Gung Fu will catch on," he wrote in one excerpt.

    The letter is estimated to sell for between U.S.$25,664 and U.S.$38,496. Phila China expects the 13 lots, which all came from the same American collector, to collectively fetch up to U.S.$113,000.

    W. Wong Yiu-keung, chairman of the Bruce Lee Fan Club, says this is a momentous occasion for Bruce Lee fans.

    "Those lots are meaningful and memorable that let us know more about Bruce Lee," he explained.

    "Bruce Lee movies had a great impact on both Westerners and non-Westerners -- those movies strides across different countries, races and languages."

    After plans to turn Lee's old home in Hong Kong into a museum fell through this year, this auction is one way for Hong Kongers to finally show Lee some love.
    Wonder who that American collector is...
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    Possessions of kung fu legend Bruce Lee to be auctioned

    "HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thirteen items belonging to the late kung fu legend Bruce Lee, including a hand-written letter and a fur-lined coat, are set to go under the hammer in Hong Kong at the weekend.

    Among the items to be sold in what is thought to be the largest auction of Lee memorabilia in Hong Kong to date is the fur-lined costume jacket, which was made for Lee's film "Game of Death" and worn by him in 1973, just before he died of a reaction to medication.

    Other items include a letter written in 1966 to Taky Kimura, a friend in Seattle and fellow kung fu instructor who was best man at Lee's 1964 wedding.

    "Actually I think the most important, the best item, is the three-page hand written letter by Bruce Lee," said Anna Lee, spokesperson for Phila China Auctions, which with U.S.-based Kelleher Auctions is conducting the sale.

    "It talked about his early days in Hollywood and how he taught megastars to do kung fu and all that. It's a letter written to his confidante in Seattle, his student, and his long-time friend."

    The letter is estimated to go for up to $38,500 and all 13 lots -- which came from the same U.S. collector -- to fetch up to $113,000.

    Other lots include signed student membership cards to Lee's kung fu schools, and a martial arts book inscribed by the actor.

    Lee is credited with bringing martial arts into the mainstream and has long been one of Hong Kong's proudest exports. Even so, plans to turn his old home in Hong Kong into a museum fell through this year.

    "Aside from little items here and there on Ebay, there hasn't been a major auction of his material. The last one we can recall is 1993 when the widow, Mrs. Linda Lee, sold like over 200 items in Los Angeles through an auction house," Lee said.

    "Bruce Lee definitely is popular... I think the legend will continue, definitely.""

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    $211,000!

    Bruce Lee auction exceeds expectations
    Updated August 09, 2011 09:14:44

    The largest auction to date of Bruce Lee memorabilia in the birthplace of the kung fu legend shot past estimates to rake in $211,000, with a fur-lined costume jacket made for an unfinished film claiming the highest price.

    Thirteen items belonging to Lee, who is credited with bringing martial arts into the mainstream and has long been one of Hong Kong's proudest exports, went under the hammer on Saturday and were promptly snatched up by avid fans.

    Fetching the highest price of nearly $74,000 was the fur-lined coat, which was made for the film Game Of Death and worn by Lee just before his death in 1973.

    The winning bidder, Greg Manning from New Jersey, said that buying the coat was simply a way to show his respect to the late film legend.

    "I think Bruce Lee is, worldwide, recognised as one of the most important people in the martial arts field," he said.

    "He really pioneered the film genre and we respect him as a human being and a person for his work, and his art, and for what he did."

    A hand-written, three-page 1966 letter to Taky Kimura, a Seattle friend and fellow kung fu instructor who was best man at Lee's 1964 wedding, sold for over $49,000.

    Organisers had expected that all 13 lots - from the same US collector - would fetch about $108,000.

    Other items that went under the hammer included signed student membership cards to Lee's kung fu schools, and a martial arts book inscribed by the actor.

    "He (always) tries his best to search for excellence - that means, to challenge the unlimited," said businessman and martial arts expert Albert Wong, who bought several smaller items.

    "This is a very good spirit - not just in martial arts, but in the business world, in all walks of life. It's very important. In fact, it's guided my last half-century."

    The last known auction of Lee items was in Los Angeles in 1993 when his widow, Linda Lee, auctioned off 200 items.

    The star of martial arts classics such as Fists Of Fury and Enter The Dragon was raised in Hong Kong before moving to the United States in 1959 to teach kung fu.
    Last auction in '93? I know we've posted the yellow suit auctions earlier on this thread.
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    Bruce's ring

    Rare Bruce Lee items set to go under the hammer in LA auction
    7 Nov 2012 13:04

    FOUR items - including a personally commissioned Onyx Diamond Ring - will be made available at auction on November 9.
    Bruce Lee Bruce Lee

    FANS of martial arts icon Bruce Lee could soon get their hands on some of his most sought-after memorabilia.

    Four stunning items from the Lee vault are set to go under the hammer as the world prepares to pay tribute to legendary actor ahead of his 40th commemorative anniversary.

    The rare objects up for grabs as part of Julien's Auctions 2012 Icons and Idols: Hollywood Auction event include his personally commissioned Onyx Diamond Ring and Jade Pendant (commissioned to celebrate the success of two of his movies), a Personalised Shirt (one of his favourites and worn in the period when he was filming the famous Green Hornet TV series) and his treasured Tape Recorder (which he used to record concepts for his movies and ideas for his famous fight choreography).


    Ring will be one of the items under auction Ring will be one of the items under auction

    Famous for his roles in The Big Boss, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon, Lee tragically died on July 20, 1973 at the age of 32 after complaining of a headache and going for a lie down.

    These exclusive pieces are reported to have been highly personal to Lee and will be available at the auction on Friday, November 9 and are giving collectors and fans the opportunity to own a piece of genuine Bruce Lee history.
    Here's a direct link to the auction:
    a Bruce Lee personally designed onyx and diamond ring accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Bruce Lee’s brother Robert Lee (Est: $20,000-$30,000),
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    Slightly OT...

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    What do furs, the king of pop, and Bruce Lee have in common?
    Posted by CNN's Bryan Koenig

    (CNN) – In addition to a 30-month prison sentence, former Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will now get to watch from afar as an auction sells off some items he forfeited when he pled guilty to misusing campaign funds.

    According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, 13 items from Jackson's fraud conspiracy case will be sold in an online auction that will go live Tuesday and will last one week.

    For sale is a variety of fur coats as well as film and music memorabilia, including a guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen with an initial asking price of $525. Also up for grabs is a $350 framed color photo from Bruce Lee's "Fist of Fury" that was signed by the martial arts legend.

    Proceeds from the auction will go towards the $750,000 judgment against Jackson handed down Aug. 19 after the former representative pled guilty in February to using that amount of campaign funds for personal items and expenses.

    The estimated combined value of all 13 items' initial asking price is $3,330. Unless the items spark a bidding war, they're not likely to make much of a dent in the three quarters of a million Jackson owes.

    Jackson's wife, Sandra Jackson, was sentenced in August to twelve months in prison for her role in the fraud case. She pleaded guilty in February to failing to report nearly $570,000 in taxable income from 2006 through 2011.

    –CNN'S Larry Lazo contributed to this report
    $350 for an autographed photo. Not bad if he gets it.
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    Just missed this auction

    Look at some of those final prices!
    If you follow the link, you can see the images. These might not be up for long.
    October Auction Ends Tuesday, October 29th, 5pm Pacific
    Auction closed on 10/29/2013. Final prices include buyers premium.
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    #2: Bruce Lee Personally Owned and Used Heavy Bag
    Bruce Lee Personally Owned and Used Heavy Bag
    Number Bids: 13
    Minimum Bid: $2,500
    Final Price: $33,901

    #5: Pair of Leather Ankle Weights Personally Owned & Used by Bruce Lee
    Pair of Leather Ankle Weights Personally Owned & Used by Bruce Lee
    Number Bids: 9
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $10,208

    #6: Bruce Lee's Shield For Jeet Kune Do Training -- Extra Heavy Duty Piece of Equipment Was Custom Made Per Lee's Request
    Bruce Lees Shield For Jeet Kune Do Training -- Extra Heavy Duty Piece of Equipment Was Custom Made Per Lees Request
    Number Bids: 10
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $5,236

    #7: Bruce Lee's Personally Owned & Used Pair of Dumbbells
    Bruce Lees Personally Owned & Used Pair of Dumbbells
    Number Bids: 9
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $6,336

    #9: Bruce Lee Owned & Used Boxing Gloves
    Bruce Lee Owned & Used Boxing Gloves
    Number Bids: 16
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $12,353

    #11: Bruce Lee Athletic Shirt Matching a Photograph of Lee in His Bestseller ''Bruce Lee's Fighting Method''
    Bruce Lee Athletic Shirt Matching a Photograph of Lee in His Bestseller Bruce Lees Fighting Method
    Number Bids: 18
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $19,899

    #12: Bruce Lee Personally Owned & Worn University of Washington Athletic Cutoff Shirt
    Bruce Lee Personally Owned & Worn University of Washington Athletic Cutoff Shirt
    Number Bids: 20
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $14,949

    #14: Bruce Lee Signed Article From the 1966-67 ''Green Hornet'' Era -- With Handwritten Notations & Corrections Possibly Made by Lee Himself
    Bruce Lee Signed Article From the 1966-67 Green Hornet Era -- With Handwritten Notations & Corrections Possibly Made by Lee Himself
    Number Bids: 13
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $6,970

    #15: Bruce Lee Letter Signed in The Last Year of His Life Referring to ''Return of the Dragon'' -- ''...the premier night of my motion picture in Hong Kong is rescheduled for December 23...''
    Bruce Lee Letter Signed in The Last Year of His Life Referring to Return of the Dragon -- ...the premier night of my motion picture in Hong Kong is rescheduled for December 23...
    Number Bids: 20
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $10,208

    #16: Bruce Lee Owned & Worn Sneakers That He Used During Martial Arts Training
    Bruce Lee Owned & Worn Sneakers That He Used During Martial Arts Training
    Number Bids: 16
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $19,899

    #17: Bruce Lee Owned & Worn Adidas Shoes That He Used While Kicking During Training
    Bruce Lee Owned & Worn Adidas Shoes That He Used While Kicking During Training
    Number Bids: 14
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $21,889

    #18: Bruce Lee Owned & Worn White Leather Shoes With 3'' Lifts
    Bruce Lee Owned & Worn White Leather Shoes With 3 Lifts
    Number Bids: 14
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $29,136

    #19: Bruce Lee's Personally Owned & Worn Everlast Headgear
    Bruce Lees Personally Owned & Worn Everlast Headgear
    Number Bids: 12
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $6,336

    #20: Bruce Lee's Personally Owned & Worn Leather Sandals
    Bruce Lees Personally Owned & Worn Leather Sandals
    Number Bids: 11
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $7,668

    #21: Bruce Lee's Personally Owned & Used Jump Rope of the Kind Referenced in His Book, ''Bruce Lee's Fighting Method'' -- Gifted to His Friend & Jeet Kune Do Protege
    Bruce Lees Personally Owned & Used Jump Rope of the Kind Referenced in His Book, Bruce Lees Fighting Method -- Gifted to His Friend & Jeet Kune Do Protege
    Number Bids: 10
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $6,970

    #23: Trio of Different Bruce Lee Business Cards -- With Handwritten Notes Probably by Lee on the Reverse
    Trio of Different Bruce Lee Business Cards -- With Handwritten Notes Probably by Lee on the Reverse
    Number Bids: 10
    Minimum Bid: $1,000
    Final Price: $4,326

    #25: Pair of Bruce Lee Owned Scripts For ''The Silent Flute'' -- The Feature Film Project He Began in 1970, Released After His Death as ''Circle of Iron'' -- With Copied Page of Hand Notes
    Pair of Bruce Lee Owned Scripts For The Silent Flute -- The Feature Film Project He Began in 1970, Released After His Death as Circle of Iron -- With Copied Page of Hand Notes
    Number Bids: 14
    Minimum Bid: $500
    Final Price: $5,633

    #26: Bruce Lee Personally Owned Hand Grip For Martial Arts Hand Strength Training
    Bruce Lee Personally Owned Hand Grip For Martial Arts Hand Strength Training
    Number Bids: 16
    Minimum Bid: $250
    Final Price: $2,138
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    Bruce Lee's Yellow Jumpsuit up for Auction

    Anyone gonna bid?
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...up-for-auction
    Bruce Lee fans who covet the original yellow jumpsuit that the martial arts legend wore onscreen will get a chance to bid for it at a Hong Kong auction this week.
    It's part of a collection of 14 items including clothing and props going on the block on Thursday.
    "The true meaning of a given movement in a form is not its application, but rather the unlimited potential of the mind to provide muscular and skeletal support for that movement." Gregory Fong

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    Sold! HK$780,000 ($100,600)

    Wait...did they come with the nunchuks too? If so, totally worth it. It's all about the accessories.
    Bruce Lee’s Yellow Suit Earns $100,600 at Hong Kong Sale
    By Frederik Balfour - Dec 8, 2013 9:18 PM PT

    A yellow jumpsuit worn by martial arts star Bruce Lee in his last film sold for HK$780,000 ($100,600) in a Hong Kong auction.

    The outfit designed and worn by Lee in the 1972 movie “Game of Death” sold for more than twice its high estimate of HK$300,000, auction house Spink China said in a press release.


    Spink China auction house vice chairman Anna Lee briefs the press on a jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee and his nunchaku used during the filming of 'Game of Death' in 1972, December 2, 2013. Photographer: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

    The auction, held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lee’s death in 1973, offered 14 lots of memorabilia on Dec. 5 that earned more than HK$2 million, including HK$540,000 paid for a “nunchaku” or chainsticks, a martial arts weapon used in the film.

    “Something like the jumpsuit has never been offered before,” said Anna Lee, vice chairman of Spink China. “Comparatively speaking, it’s still very very inexpensive compared with something from Marilyn Monroe.”

    The films of Lee, who was just 32 when he died, have accorded him cult status, driving up prices of items such as a pair of his kung fu shoes from the film “Walk in the Footsteps of the Master” and a bamboo whip.

    Lee was born in San Francisco and grew up in Hong Kong, where he began training under Chinese martial arts master Yip Man at the age of 13, according to the Bruce Lee Foundation website. He taught kung fu to support his study at the University of Washington, where he majored in philosophy, and later opened a number of kung fu schools around the U.S.
    Super Star

    “I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States,” Lee wrote in a letter dated 1969. “In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor.”

    Spink’s Lee said the Hong Kong sale was the first stand-alone auction of the movie star’s memorabilia in the city. The biggest auction of Lee’s possessions was held in Beverly Hills in 1993 by his widow Linda Lee Caldwell with more than 200 items for sale, Lee said.

    Lee is best known for his kung fu film “Enter the Dragon,” and his role in “The Green Hornet” U.S. television show.
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    More for the auction block

    I merged all of our auction posts on to this new thread.

    Bruce Lee's Personal Belongings to Be Auctioned Off: Martial Arts Shield, Shin Guard Set and More (Photos)
    2:45 PM PDT 4/22/2014 by Brian Porreca

    The martial arts legend's personal apparel and equipment will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders on April 29.


    Timex Brand Timepiece
    The leather band, hardware decorated watch was worn by Lee in the 1970s. The minimum bid for the watch starts at $20,000.


    MacGregor Shin Protector
    The MacGregor brand shin protector is made of padded white leather with adjustable cloth straps. To protect the shin and knees of course the outer portion of the piece is a shell of heavy plastic. Lee used the guard from the training in his martial arts philosophy, Jeet Kune Do. The minimum bid is $6,000.


    Waist Belt
    Worn during workouts, Lee followed a fitness tip of wearing the belt in order to increase fat loss. The minimum bid is $8,000.


    BilTuff Martial Arts Shield
    Lee used the shield in his Jeet Kune Do teaching. The blocker is built of fluorescent orange fabric with three handles on the back and a nylon handle made of black tubing for comfort. The minimum bid is $6,000.


    Shin Guard Set
    The lightly soiled and tattered shin guard set are secured across the calf with two velcro fastened cloth straps. The minimum bid is $2,500.
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    continued from previous


    BilTuff Martial Arts Kicking Shield
    Covered in a bright blue fabric, the shield's only flaw is the torn fabric handle. The minimum bid is $8,000.


    Pull-Up Bar
    Suspended from a chain is Lee's 16-inch horizontal pull-up bar. With light rusting to the chain the minimum bid is $5,000.


    Palm Bean Bag
    The dark-red cloth, octagon-shaped bean bag weighs 15 pounds. The minimum bid is $5,000.


    Biltuff Striking Bag Holder
    Tagged with the brand name, Biltruff the dense tangerine colored holder has built in 15-inch bungee cords with hooks for suspension at either end. The minimum bid is $8,000.


    Platform Shoes
    The worn, burnt-orange-colored shoes have light scuffing and soiling and the laces need replacement. The minimum bid is $25,000.


    Mahogany Leather Loafers
    In a men's size 7, the mahogany leather loafers feature fringe and hardware across the top of the shoe. The minimum bid is $25,000.


    Sterling Cooper London Grey Cotton Jacket
    The jacket comes with a COA From the Bruce Lee Collection signed by Linda Lee. Inscribed twice by black marker and by Lee's daughter Shannon Lee is, "To Dennis and Loan -- Best to you both! - Shannon Lee," and by ex wife Linda Lee is, "Dennis + Loan, This was one of Bruce's most favorite jackets - Linda Lee." The minimum bid is $40,000.
    The timex is super cool.
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    Agreed on the Timex... the jacket maybe also, some of the other stuff may be overpriced though.

    maybe we pool our monies and get the timex!

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