Guernsey's is putting on the auction of a lifetime. The auction house, known for many prestigious offerings, including items and paraphernalia of Princess Diana, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, and many more, is putting on a rock 'n' roll auction, with one-of-a-kind items. The auction will take place September 24th and 25th and there will be a chance to preview the auction on the 23rd.
I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey's, about the upcoming auction. Head to the auction on Saturday to bid on (or watch others) the famous Manny's Music original inscribed photographs of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. Manny's Music was an iconic store that contained thousands of signed photographs of music's biggest names. Also on Saturday will be original photographs of The Beatles, outfits from the band Kiss, and original letters and artwork by John Lennon.
Sunday will be dedicated to Astrid Kirchherr's original photographs of The Beatles. Astrid, who was engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe before his untimely death, produced some of the most iconic photos of The Beatles ever taken. There are nearly 1000 photos being auctioned, along with the negatives and copyrights to the photos.
How exactly does an auction like this come together? Arlan divulged that he was contacted about a year ago to meet with Astrid in Germany. Ettinger, who has been doing auctions for over 35 years, has spent his career building relationships and has learned to deal sensitively with the sentimental items of others. It took nine months to put together this particular auction.
There has been great interest in this event, from people all over the world. Luckily, with the help of LiveAuctioneers.com, people may now bid in real time from wherever they are, so even if you can't make it to good ol' NYC, you can still acquire a piece of history. People of all ages (including celebs) bid at these fun events. Check out some of the items to be auctioned!
In this week’s creepy news, the latest cover of Newsweek shows Princess Diana and Kate Middleton walking down the street together. The editors of the magazine used some serious Photoshop techniques to get the late Diana into a recent picture taken of Kate by the paparazzi.
The picture looks as if the two are just out shopping and chatting on the way. Middleton and her mother-in-law are also dressed very similarly. However, they also photoshopped some wrinkles onto Diana’s face to make her look older. Princess Diana would have been 50 years old this year, and this edition of Newsweek was a commemorative one too.
Prince William finally popped the question to on-again off-again girlfriend Kate Middleton. The two 28-year-olds have been dating for nearly a decade.
The wedding is said to take place either spring or summer of 2011. The celebration will mark the 30th anniversary of when the late Princess Diana wed Prince Charles.
It's being reported that William proposed to Kate with the same wedding ring that once belonged to Diana. They made it official about a month ago during a trip to Kenya.
The tabloids this week are buzzing with news about Prince William’s upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton. Supposedly the wedding will only cost $40 million. Not bad, Bill, not bad at all. Not only is the couple dropping some serious bills on the nuptials but they will also be honoring the prince’s late mother, Princess Diana. Kate will wear Diana’s sapphire ring, veil, and tiara. Can I get an invite? It sounds like a $40 million party of a lifetime.