Published: April 24, 2001
Hockey, Beatles Memorabilia Spurs $2.1 Million Total for Lelands.com
SEAFORD, N.Y. – The first day of Lelands.com April auction included the separate catalog of Guy Lafleur’s hockey memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career, along with exciting memorabilia from Madonna and the Beatles. The day’s total reached $2.1 million, which included $431,000 for the Lafleur collection, topped by $26,423 for his 1976-77 Conn Smyth Trophy, awarded to the Stanley Cup MVP.
The Madonna undergarments were, in fact, the subject of a rush of pre-auction publicity, which included discussion on national radio programs and international television. The black leather outfit worn by Madonna in her Sex book went for $13,800. A white bustier of hers sold for $5,060.
A gold record earned for Meet the Beatles went for $14,415, while a remarkable collection of tickets and ticket stubs from the Beatles went for a collective $67,000.
A saxophone autographed by Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and members of Fleetwood Mac, played on the evening of the president’s first inaugural, went for $6,325. A stash box owned by Jimi Hendrix auctioned at $9,487.
Other highlights included an Ivor Novello award to the Beatles ($8,418), a hat worn by Elvis Presley in GI Blues ($3,200), and handwritten song lyrics by Hendrix ($11,385).
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