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Auction results: Pop Culture

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Auction results: Pop Culture

Our Pop Culture themed auction was a huge success! We achieved some astonishing results for our consignors that eclipsed their expectations. Here are the auction results.

Steve Jobs auction results

Our trio of items signed by Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs was hugely successful – cumulatively selling for more than $240,000. A job application filled out when Jobs was just a teenaged, soon-to-be college dropout achieved a remarkable price of $174,757. A 2001 Apple Mac OS X Administration Basics spiral-bound training manual that an Apple Technician trainee cajoled Jobs into signing in a parking lot, garnered $41,806. And a 2008 newspaper clipping about the iPhone 3G, signed by Jobs and Anthony Fadell, senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, sold for $26,950.

Massive music results

Legendary musicians were in high demand at the Pop Culture auction. A tour poster boasting a long inscription and autograph by Bob Marley and the Wailers earned $30,979; a separate autographed photo of Marley went for $6,209. An incredible 1969 arrest card featuring Jimi Hendrix’s fingerprints and signature garnered $29,248; Hendrix and his band autographed an album that sold for $4,287. A surprise finish was achieved by Phil Collins’ handwritten lyrics for “Another Day in Paradise,” with album proof and signature, for $16,541. And a rare full-band signed photograph of The Doors sold for $14,804.

The King garnered more than $20,000, with Elvis Presley photographs and items like his shotgun, a leather jacket, striped jacket, cufflinks and his trademark “TCB” necklace – the leader at $11,985 – all selling well.

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana and Ray Charles all also had items in the top echelon of results. A love letter from Amy Winehouse to her husband Blake Fielder-Civil sold for $5,017; and a “Purple Rain” era purple tambourine relating to Prince garnered $4,352.

Art, illustration and literature

Andy Warhol’s signed original “Cow” screenprint on a Kellogg’s cereal box achieved the fifth highest price in the Pop Culture auction, at $28,553. Several original concept paintings, production cels and backgrounds from Walt Disney classics did very well – the top two being an Eyvind Earle concept painting from “Lady and the Tramp” and a Walt Disney-signed production cel from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” which earned more than $12,000 each.

Auction results for books signed by authors J.K. Rowling and F. Scott Fitzgerald were good, as were prices achieved for several items boasting the signature of Walt Disney.

Top 10 items sold

Steve Jobs Signed Job Application, sold for $174,757,28

Steve Jobs Signed Apple Mac OS X Manual, sold for $41,806.80

Bob Marley and The Wailers Signed 1976 Poster, sold for $30,979.03

Jimi Hendrix Signed 1969 Toronto Arrest Fingerprint Card, sold for $29,248,10

Andy Warhol Signed Original ‘Cow’ Screenprint on Kellogg’s Cereal Box, sold for $28,553.53

Steve Jobs Signed Newspaper Article, sold for $26,950.00

Phil Collins Handwritten Lyrics for ‘Another Day in Paradise’ and Album Proof, sold for $16,541.18

The Doors Signed Photograph, sold for $14,804.13

Eyvind Earle concept painting from Lady and the Tramp, sold for $12,372.50

Walt Disney signed production cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sold for $12,122.60

See entire results list here.

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