Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sir Jimmy Savile's worldly possessions up for auction
An auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's worldly possessions is expected
to raise around £300,000, as a final fundraising wish of the late
national treasure. The auction is being held in his home town,
Leeds, at Saviles Hall on July 30th.
A DJ, television presenter and media personality spanning three
decades, Sir Jimmy has collected mementoes of his encounters with
pop greats to members of the Royal family. These possessions have
now come together to form an extraordinary collection available for
you to take home. Virtually every item from Sir Jimmy's life,
whether it be from his television presenting days or from his own
home, will be up for sale in honour of his favourite charities.
The 550 lots going under the hammer include Sir Jimmy's beloved
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, estimated to fetch between
£60,000 and £90,000. For those of you who would prefer the more
classic car, you may want to turn your attention towards the yellow
BMW Isetta bubble car, complete with a revolving orange beacon,
which will also be up for auction.
Music fans will have the opportunity to fondly reminisce to Sir
Jimmy's music from his personal collection of 45 rpm records,
mostly from the 1960s and 1970s. Also open for bidding are dozens
of items of male jewellery, including a £12,000 gold and diamond
encrusted Rolex watch, boxes of his trademark cigars and an
exuberant collection of clothes, ranging from string vests to
outfits he wore whilst presenting the television entertainment
series "Top of the Pops".
Above all, the item undoubtedly expecting to generate the most
interest will be the burgundy coloured chair that featured in the
hit TV series 'Jim'll Fix It', where children's wishes were made
Many of the items mentioned and several more can be viewed on
the BBC news website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18988640