Lou Gehrig's circa-1933 Yankees home jersey tops the lineup in Grey Flannel's Holiday Auction Lou Gehrig's circa-1933 game-used N.Y. Yankees home jersey tops an all-star lineup of vintage sports apparel, equipment and memorabilia in Grey Flannel’s Holiday Auction. Bid now through Dec. 9.
the 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III offered in Grey Flannel’s sale, it was Nate. The vehicle’s spaciousness and luxury appointments perfectly suited the genial giant known for his classy wardrobe and champagne lifestyle. With “NATE 42” California license plates and other custom features such as a sunroof and factory air to U.S. specifications, this regal set of wheels comes with Hollywood provenance, since its original owner was singer Glen Campbell. The Rolls-Royce was previously offered by Grey Flannel; this time it is entered with a lowered $30,000 reserve, which is below the appraised value. The lot includes a priceless bonus: dinner with Nate Thurmond, who will personally turn over the keys.
Also within the selection of re-offered items – mostly Americana and pop culture pieces that have been re-consigned – is a coin-operated “Laffin’ Sal” automaton that was once part of the old Playland Amusement Park in San Francisco. Through a robust interior speaker, Sal’s raucous recorded laughter was a familiar sound not only at Playland but also at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, where she famously joined other carnival attractions on the midway. Reserve: $2,500.
Making its Grey Flannel auction debut is a circa-1960 bathing suit that was personally owned and worn by Marilyn Monroe. The black cotton blend one-piece suit is a classic style with four buttons placed vertically down the front. The provenance accompanying the item is impeccable. It comes with an LOA from Monroe’s former personal secretary, May Reis, who was allowed by the Monroe Estate’s executor to select articles from the star’s wardrobe as mementos. The bathing suit has a $2,500 reserve.
Grey Flannel’s 2009 Holiday Auction is now open for bidding and closes on Dec. 9. All forms of absentee bids are accepted, including by phone and through the Grey Flannel Web site at www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com. Printed catalogs are free to all registered bidders.
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All original circa-1933 Lou Gehrig New York Yankees game-used flannel home jersey. Reserve: $225,000. Grey Flannel Auctions image.