Bruce Lee Personal Memorabilia Auctions

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May 15th, 2018, 2:16 pm #1

Sixty-four rare collectable items originally owned and used or worn by iconic martial arts/film star Bruce Lee will come to auction in Hong Kong on May 26.



SAN PO KONG, HONG KONG (PRWEB) MAY 14, 2018

Sixty-four rare collectable items originally owned and used or worn by iconic martial arts/film star Bruce Lee will come to auction in Hong Kong on May 26. The collection is from the estate of Herb Jackson, the longtime friend and trainer of Mr. Lee. Among many personal items, the sale also contains pieces of training equipment many of which were customized for him by Mr. Jackson.



The public auction will take place at the offices of Kelleher and Rogers Fine Asian Auctions Ltd. At 6:00 PM Hong Kong time at their offices at 1802 Perfect Industrial Building, 31 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Hong Kong.

Items included in the sale contain many of his various training equipment, customized for his use by Herb Jackson, longtime friend and trainer, from whose holdings the items are from. Noted are a heavy bag [Lot 2015], bench [Lot 2039] and roman chair [Lot 2025], each used extensively by Bruce. 





Two wristwatches worn by Bruce [Lots 2050-2051] and the well documented brown suede suit [Lot 2049] as worn by Bruce Lee while filming the so-called Lost Interview for the Canadian television program, The Pierre Breton Show on December 9, 1971 -- Lee's only recorded television interview in English! 





To date this is one of the largest public auctions containing documented Bruce Lee items. The auction will be presented live online at Invaluable and at the firms’ offices.
View the catalog here: http://db.kelleherauctions.com/asia/cha ... r=1&page=1

Catalogs are available for purchase for US $20 and can be ordered from the firm. For further details or to arrange for viewing, please contact Anna Lee at 852.3153.5541 or by emailing stamps(at)kelleherasia(dot)com.

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June 26th, 2018, 5:41 pm #2

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HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS 2018(#3193) 06/23/2018 10:00 AM PDT CLOSED!

LOT747 OF 537:BRUCE LEE DERRINGER PISTOL

Lot closed - Winning bid:$25,600



ICONS AND IDOLS 2014: HOLLYWOOD FEATURING PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MARILYN MONROE(#12514) 12/05/2014 10:00 AM PST CLOSED!

LOT160 OF 988:BRUCE LEE LEATHER JACKET

Lot closed - Winning bid:$70,400


HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS 2018(#3193) 06/23/2018 10:00 AM PDT CLOSED!

LOT746 OF 537:BRUCE LEE PAIR OF SHOES

Lot closed - Winning bid:$10,240



I can't believe these sold for that LOL - nothing like the original BL shoe.

ROCK LEGENDS(#11) 03/26/2011 9:00 AM PDT CLOSED!

LOT28 OF 192:BRUCE LEE GAME OF DEATH SHOES

Lot closed - Winning bid:$12,800

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June 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm #3

Most were unsold in the HK auction.

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Gracious autograph letter signed "Bruce", one page, on Air Mail stationery, Kowloon, Hong Kong, canceled February 21, 1972. Lee writes to his good friend, martial arts student, and personal trainer Herb Jackson in Venice, CA, that his wife, "Linda finally arrived yesterday and we are in the midst of finding a bigger apartment. I've been busy writing my script [for The Way of the Dragon, the first of Lee's self-penned screenplays to be produced] and should be finished in a couple of week [sic]. However, the main purpose of this letter is not to tell you how we are doing…but to thank you for all that you have done, the training equipment, the helping of moving my house (not just once) and I thank you sincerely AND with the deepest appreciation. By the way, let me know how much the cement in the patio comes to. Linda, [and the Lees' children] Brandon and Shannon send their love…" Fully addressed in Lee's hand, with return address incorporating his full signature "Bruce Lee." With the small holes and irregular edges typical of an opened air-mail letter, otherwise in excellent condition. Much of the training equipment Lee thanks his friend for makes up this very collection. 
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 100,000.
Realized HK$96,000



Universal Genève Polerouter wristwatch, with automatic microtor movement. Features two-tone gold dial with raised gold edge and gold index hour markers, with black crosshair design. Case is gold-capped stainless steel with stainless back. Wear to leather band and some visible toning to face and discoloration of hands, otherwise in very good condition. As this watch was produced in the late 1950s, Bruce Lee must have received it years before gifting it to his friend and student Herb Jackson, who would gain lasting renown for carrying on his teacher's legacy until his own death in 2007. 

Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 60,000.
Realized HK$84,000



Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute partially printed document with Bruce Lee's hand drawn symbol in Chinese for the dragon (which he often used as a signature), as president of the institute, 1 page, Los Angeles, January 10, 1968. In the hand of, and also signed by Lee's assistant, "Dan Ino[san]to." who initially taught Herb Jackson, the student receiving the certificate. The document names Jackson to the first rank in the discipline of Jun Fan Gung Fu (or kung-fu). With Lee's chop stamped over his signature. The institute's Taijitu emblem printed at top center in red and green, and red and green dragons and flames at top and bottom corners respectively. Edge wear, especially at bottom edge, with water staining that obscures the middle of Inosanto's signature, minor foxing, and overall toning, otherwise in good condition. Bruce Lee began teaching martial arts in 1959, after leaving the University of Washington in Seattle. When his television show The Green Hornet was canceled in 1967 after a single season, he returned to teaching, establishing the Jun Fan Institute in Los Angeles. Irritated with the impractical formalism of traditional kung-fu schools, Lee's own style and teaching evolved into Jeet Kune Do, a fluid and adaptable approach to martial arts that was less a style than a philosophy. 

Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$78,000

Incredible original drawing signed "My Warmest Personal Regards, Bruce", at lower left, with autograph annotations describing elements of his personal philosophy. Lee draws water flowing around a stone, and writes, "Motion of Water / to fit, to / accomodate [sic] itself to / Stone." Below, he draws a hand attempting to grasp water, and writes, "Water slips / out as a / result of / the grasping / The faster the / grasp, the / faster it / slips." Toning, especially at edges, otherwise in very good condition indeed. A unique and vivid expression of Bruce Lee's essential philosophy of Kung Fu and of life: be like water, always adapting, so that you flow past obstacles, and no opponent can predict what you will do next! With letter of authenticity from the original recipient, one of Lee's students and friends. 
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$54,000


Kung Fu student membership card signed "Bruce Lee", in black ink as president of the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute. It reads, "The Undersigned is a regularly enrolled student at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute for the quarter and year indicated above." With the red and gold Taijitu symbol that Lee would continue to use as he developed his Jeet Kune Do method of Kung Fu. Not issued. In fine condition. Mounted under glass in a back and gold frame, and ready for display! 

Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$54,000


Personally owned "Silent Flute" script for the unproduced film Lee co-wrote, 70 pages, 4to, dated on title page October 29, 1970. Bound at left with a report cover. The title page announces "PINGREE-PANPIPER PRODUCTIONS / present / a / film / by / James Coburn Bruce Lee Stirling Silliphant / THE SILENT FLUTE / written by / Stirling Silliphant." This copy was delivered to Lee at his home in Bel Air. Some toning to title page, otherwise near fine. At the time he collaborated on this script, Bruce Lee was still a rising star, while Coburn had long been an established action hero, and Silliphant was an Oscar-winning screenwriter (for 1967's In the Heat of the Night). Coburn had studied martial arts under Lee and the two became close friends. All three traveled to India to scout locations for the film, which was to be produced by Warner Brothers, but the project never came to fruition. It would resurface year later as Circle of Iron, starring David Carradine. 

Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$9,000

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July 24th, 2018, 2:29 pm #4



A unique collection of martial arts legend Bruce Lee’s apparel and equipment is going up for auction. Combined, the items are expected to sell for at least $65,000.

The online sale, being coordinated by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, takes place on July 26, 2018.

Among the items going under the hammer is a contact sheet of candid photos from Lee’s classic 1973 movie, Enter the Dragon. It shows Lee expressing a range of emotions and reactions, including surprise, anger, laughter, sadness, and slapstick skepticism. Lee's co-star, John Saxon, is also included in a few frames. Bidding on the contact sheet begins at $5,000.

Also up for grabs is an authenticated autographed photo of Lee bearing the message, “Peace, Love, Brotherhood,” for which bidding starts at $16,000.

Another highlight of the collection being auctioned off is Lee’s personally owned and worn Timex wristwatch. The timepiece, attached to a broad leather band featuring four metal rings and six metal studs, currently belongs to Lee’s close friend, Herb Jackson. Jackson was a first generation Jeet Kune Do student and also the maker of Lee's custom martial arts training equipment. Bidding on the watch, which comes with a letter of authenticity from Jackson’s son Mark Ashton-Jackson, begins at $12,000.

Among the other items for sale are a pair Lee’s reading glasses, his focus pad, Jeet Kune Do medallion, sparring mask, punching shield, finger focus bag, dumbbells, leather blocking shield and training belt which are all also part of the Herb Jackson collection.

Additional information on the items of Lee’s martial arts apparel up for grabs can be found at on the Nate D. Sanders Auctions website. Interested bidders looking to own a piece of the icon's life and legacy can take part in the online auction on July 26, 2018.

Simon Thompson is a freelance producer (TV & Digital), film & entertainment journalist and broadcaster. From the UK, he now lives and works in LA. He's on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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July 25th, 2018, 6:16 am #5

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I will never ever buy anything that comes from Tadman again !
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July 25th, 2018, 8:31 am #6

Why not?
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July 25th, 2018, 11:14 am #7

http://bruceleemania.com/joyful01/joyful.cgi?page=200

His name mentioned several times , pg 3 , pg 11...
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July 25th, 2018, 11:17 am #8

Edited for libel. Please provide evidence. PF
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August 8th, 2018, 11:14 pm #9

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August 8th, 2018, 11:16 pm #10

1 year ago

No, this is not a "Drawing by Bruce Lee"........ This is a forgery done by the professional con artist himself, David Sasha Tadman, known throughout the Bruce Lee world as the foremost in fake production of Bruce Lee items. The "COA" in this clip is also a forgery as that is not the signature of Bruce's trusted best friend, Mr. Taky Kimura. If you are ever approached by David Tadman do yourself a favor and do no business with  this individual as he will only cause you grief and a lighter wallet.

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fjelldal1971 1 year ago
Bald Berlinerbun Have you met him, done business with him, you owned this letter, you seen it up close or do you falsely have an axe to grind? "How about those who manufacturing Bruce lee goods illegally. you find them better? Do you huh?

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Bald Berlitzboy 1 year ago (edited)
fjelldal1971 To answer your questions, yes, yes, no, no. I am very familiar with this individual and his bullying, threatening emails, slander, and shady practice of forgery that is legendary in the Bruce Lee collectors world. Anyone who does not know this is is in the wrong hobby and those who choose to ignore it are accomplices to his thievery. I have no axe to grind my friend, only the truth to share. All forgeries are shameless, Tadman just takes it to a different level.

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(dude ripped me off 1000s)
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