October 31, 2011
Lucille Ball 100th Birthday Auction of Personal Memorabilia at Connectibles
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Lucille Ball’s birth and the 60th anniversary of the first ”I LOVE LUCY” television show, Connectibles is excited to announce that they will be offering over 125 pieces of never-before-released Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz memorabilia from the personal collection of their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, to I LOVE LUCY fans worldwide. Beginning October 30th, 2011 an online auction through Ebay will be held by Connectibles at http://www.LucyDesiSale.com.
Handpicked by their daughter Lucie Arnaz , each item will come with a signed letter of authenticity from Ms. Arnaz guaranteeing provenance and signatures. This event is a rare and unique opportunity for Lucy and Desi fans to participate in the online auctions and add to their collections. Auctions will begin October 30th with more items added daily until the entire collection is online for bidding.
According to Arnaz, after her father Desi died in 1986 and Lucille Ball in 1989, the family sorted through all the treasured memorabilia. Some was kept by family and friends, some were donated to the Lucy-Desi museum in Jamestown, others went to Universal Studios Tributes in Hollywood and Florida. Now, more than 20+ years later, she decided the anniversary year of 2011 was the right time to offer fans an opportunity to own a bit of “ I LOVE LUCY” history.
Connectibles will be offering a wide range of memorabilia at all price levels, for the beginning or advanced collector. The rarest item is a one-of-a-kind “lost manuscript” for Lucille Ball’s autobiography LOVE LUCY. Typed with handwritten notes from Ball on every page, manuscript was packed away in the 1960’s and didn’t re-surface until the mid-1990’s after her death.
Other items of interest include Academy Award winner Elois Jenssen original costume sketches, personal signed notes and letters from Lucy and Desi, bracelets and furs, original American Character RICKY, Jr and I LOVE LUCY Baby dolls, signed checks and postcards, and even a set of fingerprints.
Sure to be something for every collector. In the past these one-of-a-kind auctions have attracted fans from all parts of the world; be sure to be registered on Ebay in order to bid early!
You can reach the auction site by going to http://www.connectibles.net.
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