Iconic Mandela shirts go up for auction
15 October 2021 | 1:34 pm
The family of former South African President Nelson Mandela is putting roughly 100 of his belongings up for auction to help fund a memorial garden in his honor, including some of his iconic shirts. It's the trademark clothing of an iconic leader and now Nelson Mandela's exuberant shirts are among around 100 of his possessions being put up for auction.
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French street artist Invader's portrait of the Dalai Lama, made up of a mosaic of Rubik's Cubes, sold for $555,667 at a Paris auction.
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Guns once owned by Al Capone, one of the most notorious gangsters in US history, will go up for auction in California this month. The collection will include more than 170 items including weapons, vintage photographs and a letter written from Alcatraz.
Last performance dress among Amy Winehouse memorabilia on display in NYC before Beverly Hills auction
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Dresses, purses, and heart-shaped glasses, among other objects belonging to the cherished British singer Amy Winehouse, are displayed at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe, as seen on Monday, before going under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. Over 800 personal effects of the Grammy-winning diva will be auctioned, including the dress she wore during her last performance in Belgrade before her death in 2011. That dress is a really iconic design by her friend Naomi Parry and is estimated to range between 15 to 20 thousand," said Executive Director of Julien's Auctions Martin J. Nolan.
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