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In the auction spotlight is Michael Jackson’s iconic “Bad” jacket from the King of Pop’s first tour as a solo artist in 1987, with silver buckles and zippers, signed by Jackson; Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Bob Dylan’s stage played 1952 reissue electric Fender Telecaster; three of U2’s signature guitars including lead guitarist Edge’s 1976 Gibson Explorer electric and two of Bono’s Gretsch guitars including a green Irish Falcon and black Falcon electric guitar. Other top highlights of the auction include: Eric Clapton’s red Roland G-505 electric guitar used on the “Never Make You Cry” track from the album Behind the Sun (Warner Music Group, 1985); a 1999 Gretsch Bo Diddley model, used during the blues man’s last public stage appearance May 2007 at the Horseshoe casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Paul McCartney’s stage used circa 1966 Hofner left-handed vintage bass; a Gibson Ace Frehley model Les Paul Custom sunburst with three pickups and a pickguard signed by Frehley, “To Les on your/ 90th birthday/ 6-9-05 Love Ace”; Michael Jackson’s “Bad” music video gloves; Lindsay Buckingham’s Turner guitar model 1-C, Deana Carter’s Guild Custom Shop X-170 Tennessee orange acoustic guitar and numerous items by Bette Midler, Nirvana, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley and more.
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Bette Midler Items Up For Auction
A black leather long-sleeve center front zip jacket by Gucci. Bette Midler wore this jacket in her The Tonight Show with Jay Leno appearance on November 25, 2003.
A brooch, 18K yellow gold, centering a carved fluted cabochon emerald measuring 15.5 x 10.5 x 7mm and gauged at approximately 5+ cts., surrounded by 21 full-cut round diamonds totaling approximately 1.10 ct. and graded G-H color and VS clarity. 27 grams.
An Italian diamond and multicolored gemstone jewelry set, signed by Misani. Including a cuff bangle and necklace, 18K yellow gold, set with 11 full-cut round diamonds totaling approximately 1.20 cts. and graded G-H color and VS clarity, further enhanced by vari-cut multicolored gemstones including four pink tourmaline, four peridot, four citrine, two aquamarine and one amethyst. 70.6 grams.
Bangle, 6 inches; Necklace, 16 inches
A large-scale painted fiberglass prop carousel horse with painted wood step stool contained in custom wood transport cart on wheels designed by Constance Hoffman and Michael Cotten. Bette Midler made her stage entrance on the prop horse during performances of her 2003 through 2004 Kiss My Brass and 2005 Kiss My Brass Down Under tours. “Designed by Constance Hoffman and Michael Cotten,” Midler has said, “this was probably my favorite of all the arena shows I have done. It had everything, but this carousel horse was the most wonderful thing in the show. … I entered on it and left at the end of the first act after ‘Shiver Me Timbers.’ There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, not even mine.”
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