Rapper Biggie Smalls' leather jacket to be auctioned April 19-21 in New York The original black leather jacket worn by the late Brooklyn rap artist Biggie Smalls (aka 'The Notorious B.I.G.') will be sold at a three-day sale planned for April 19-21 by Philip Weiss Auctions.
Also offered on April 20 will be trains (including Part 3 of a large American Flyer collection), items from the San Francisco Toy Collection (featuring battery-ops and dolls from the 1950s-1970s), toy soldiers (including Britains sets and Courtenay Knights), a wonderful selection of vintage tin lithographed character toys, wind-ups, Fisher Price toys and more.
The Saturday, April 21 session, starting at 10 a.m., will be dominated by Disney. Lots to watch include a spectacular animation cel of the Seven Dwarfs (plus many other animation and production cels), the Joel Cohen Disney Collection (to include ephemera book lots), a single-owner collection of Disney Armani and Laldro figures, Ron Lee sculptures and Disney classics.
After a brief intermission, the second session of the day will start, at around 2 p.m. Some Hollywood memorabilia will include a rare 1946 Pageant Magazine from 1946 with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, a collection of over 3,000 movie posters, half-sheets, one-sheets, inserts, larger posters (to be sold in bulk lots), some singles, box lots of photos and negatives, and more.
The rock 'n' roll portion will feature posters for some of the greatest names in history: the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones (for the Fillmore and Avalon ballrooms). Also featured will be handbills, photos and autographed guitars, posters and other items (Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Van Halen).
Philip Weiss Auctions also has two auctions lined up for May. On Friday, May 11, at 12 noon, the firm will conduct an estate sale, featuring fine art, Royal Doulton, sterling silver, pottery and more. Then, on Thursday, May 24, it will hold an auction featuring toys, trains, toy soldiers and dolls. These sales will be held in the showroom at #1 Neil Court in Oceanside, N.Y.
Philip Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Philip Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of events, to include the upcoming April 19-21 sale, please log on to www.weissauctions.com.