If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a part of pop culture history, so rare you have to put it behind glass, in a climate controlled room, 50 meters below your home, now may be the time.
Famed auction house, Christies of London, is auctioning a select few items in their upcoming auction “Out of the Ordinary“, coming this September.
The list of items up for grabs include (but not limited to):
John Waynes Stetson hat. The Cowboy-ee-ist cowboy to ever grace the screen, and you could own his hat for a predicted (prices could rise at auction) $2,500 – $3,500.
He’s one of the most famous and recognizable actors in history and now you can own the violin of Mr Charlie Chaplin! It’s the same violin made famous in his iconic film, The Vagabond, in 1917. The instrument was left to Chaplins chauffeur and eventually made its way to Christies. No estimated price has been established yet.
For the more highbrow collector, you can own a chessboard belonging to the actual Birdman of Alcatraz. Immortalized in both print and film, Robert Straud became a self taught ornithologist while serving time in Alcatraz for murder. Now, you can own his chess set, complete with a hand drawn board inside the cover of an avian anatomy book. Est $5000
Looking for something that reaches beyond showbiz? How about owning a headscarf that belonged to Lawrence of A-freaking-rabia! A red silk and gold thread head scarf that belonged to the real Lawrence of Arabia is expected to fetch a measly $6000 at auction. That’s practically free.