December 11, 2023

Online auction to include timeless NYC items from the 20th century

New York's Guernsey's auction house on Thursday will host "Iconic Items From The 20th Century," an online auction selling off rare items connected to some of the century's most influential figures. Among the treasures up for grabs are the original master tapes of Bob Dylan's first album and items intertwined with the history of NYC, including a signed Yankees ticket stub from the 1956 World Series and an original 1915 Coney Island carousel horse. Explore more of the legendary items Guernsey's has to offer below.
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August 16, 2022

Online auction will feature rare personal items and never-seen photos of NYC stars and icons

“Legends & Treasures,” an online auction happening on Wednesday, September 21 at New York auction house Guernsey’s, will offer up items that were once owned by a star-studded roster of luminaries of fashion, film, music, sports, literature, and history. In addition to personal effects of B.B. King, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Mickey Mantle, Jimi Hendrix, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, and many more, the auction will also include objects of great historic importance such as 9/11 museum artifacts and items from NYC's famed Apollo theater. See more of what will be up for bidding in this unprecedented event, below.
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March 9, 2022

Staten Island woman’s collection of over 20,000 Black history artifacts to be auctioned

Thousands of historical items illustrating the Black experience in America are going up for auction. Compiled over 60 years by former New York City teacher Elizabeth Meaders, the collection is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive, surpassing collections belonging to museums and other private institutions. The Elizabeth Meaders Collection of African American Historical and Cultural Artifacts will be put up for an online auction as a single collection through Guernsey's on March 15.
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March 13, 2018

Hotel Chelsea doors from the rooms of Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix, and more coming to auction

Up until its first controversial sale to developers in 2011, drama at the Chelsea Hotel was reserved to its longtime list of celebrity occupants. From being the site where Sid Vicious reportedly stabbed his girlfriend to death to where Dylan Thomas went into a coma just before dying to the home of Madonna in the '80s, the landmark is more associated with NYC characters and culture than perhaps anywhere else. And now average New Yorkers will have the rare opportunity to own a piece of this history. amNY reports that Guernsey's auction house will be selling 55 original doors from the hotel, which, after "exhaustive research," can be traced "to the iconic individuals who lived behind them," including Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, Jack Kerouac, Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Wolfe, Jim Morrison, and Jackson Pollack.
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