Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd., Fine Asian Auctions, a Hong Kong based company, announces the historic sale of over 60 items that were personally used or worn by the iconic martial arts / film star Bruce Lee, on May 26, 6PM Hong Kong time, following the firms all Asian stamps and postal history auctions, May 25-26, 2018, at their offices located 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! The talk included some of his most famous quotes, including “I have no fear,” and his description of his personal philosophy: “Empty your mind, be formless…like water. Now, you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle…Be water, my friend.”
For years, it was feared that the interview was lost to history, but it resurfaced in 1994 and can be readily viewed online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLriSM0VlJ4
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.
Catalogs can be viewed at the firms’ website: http://db.kelleherauctions.com/asia/toc_auc. php?site=1&lang=1&sale=25
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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