Auction Details

Join Julien’s Auctions on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st in Los Angeles and live online at www.juliensauctions.com as we celebrate the pop culture icon and publishing giant who introduced the world to the legendary Playboy brand. All proceeds of the sale will benefit The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation in support of organizations that advocate for and defend civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies since 1964.

The sale will feature lifestyle ephemera, memorabilia, Playboy Mansion decorative arts and more. Highlights include: Hugh Hefner’s complete personal set of bound volumes of Playboy magazines (estimate: $20,000 - $40,000); the entrepreneur’s Playboy Legacy Collection Gold, a limited edition set of 48 chromogenic and gelatin silver prints by various photographers in a folio wooden case with gold embossed title, published in 2007 (estimate: $20,000-$30,000); a vintage 1946 coin-operated Wurlitzer jukebox programmed by Hefner from his game house containing 24 original 78 rpm record albums by artists such as Artie Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Johnny Mercer, Lena Horne, and others (estimate: $10,000-$20,000); Hefner’s five large folio volumes of Salvador Dali's “Biblia Sacra” (estimate: $8,000-$10,000); a custom 1974 Monopoly board game that includes a pipe smoking Hefner and a Playboy Bunny, among other Mansion regulars, custom Hefner Monopoly money, houses, hotels, cards and more in a custom wooden box marked "Monopoly Parts for HMH" (estimate: $6,000-$8,000); Hefner’s bespoke smoking jacket (estimate: $3,000-$5,000) and silk pajamas (estimate: $1,000-$2,000); his personal copy of the first issue of Playboy magazine, in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover (estimate: $3,000-$5,000) along with a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925) (estimate: $3,000-$4,000); a carved Briar pipe with custom Rabbit Head Symbol (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); Hefner’s leather bound Saturday Night Live script when he hosted the show on October 15, 1977 (estimate: $800-$1,200); a vintage Underwood Standard Portable typewriter used by Hefner in college (estimate: $2,000-$4,000); his Playboy logo cuff links, white captain’s hat, monogrammed playing card deck holder, Playboy VIP card and more.

ORDER LIMITED EDITION BOX SET INFORMATION
Place your order today to purchase the PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HUGH M. HEFNER limited editon box set. For aficionados of American social history, pop culture and activism, no library is complete without this record of such an important and colorful time in our country’s history.


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PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
Julien’s Auctions
The Standard Oil Building Beverly Hills
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
 
PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Public Exhibition: Monday, November 26th - Friday, November 30th
Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT
Free to the Public
 
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Friday, November 30th, 2018
Session I: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session II: 1:00 p.m. PDT
 
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Session III: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PDT
 
For More Information, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.


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Placing Bids

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  1. Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
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  3. Submit a bid in person.
  4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online www.juliensauctions.com.