guitar that Elvis Presley owned during his military days. The lot also includes an amplifier, a selection of Elvis photos and a letter of authenticity.
Lot 95 is the vividly hued, Indian serape-stripe jacket Bob Dylan wore on the cover of his classic 1975 The Basement Tapes LP. It is offered with a letter of authenticity that describes the events surrounding Dylan’s acquisition of the now-iconic jacket.
The sports memorabilia section is led by Lot 102, a pair of brown leather focus mitts owned and used by martial arts superstar Bruce Lee (1940-1973). Lee used the mitts regularly in his training while practicing punching and kicking techniques. The lot’s provenance is extensively detailed in the online-catalog listing.
From the world of professional motor sports comes a pair of leather racing gloves that revered Scottish driver Jim Clark Jr OBE (1936-1968) wore during his last Formula 1 practice session at the South African Grand Prix track. They are paired with a letter of provenance from Gordon Huckle, who was the mechanic on Clark’s car from 1966-1968. Clark died during an F2 race in Germany on April 7, 1968.
The world-class selection of art, antiques and pop-culture collectibles chosen for PFC’s debut online auction comes with the same assurance of authenticity Paul Fraser has offered for more than 35 years as a private dealer. And that assurance extends to even the most unconventional offerings, like hair.
“Celebrity hair always attracts comment when it appears at auction. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the Justin Bieber (Lot 76) and Michael Jackson (Lot 77) hair cuttings,” said Fraser. Strands of hair from Elvis (Lot 80) and also Marilyn Monroe (Lot 78), obtained the day she famously sang “Happy birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy, are entered, as well.
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American Flag signed by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan on a recent trip to Afghanistan. PFC Auctions image.