Saturday, April 19, 2014   

Hammer falls at HK$780,000 for Bruce Lee jumpsuit
(12-05 20:20)

A yellow-and-black jumpsuit from Bruce Lee's final movie was sold for more than double its expected hammer price at an auction in Hong Kong, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death.
The one-piece suit from “Game of Death,’’ which was specially designed by a Hong Kong tailor to fit Lee, was sold at the evening auction for HK$780,000 to an anonymous telephone bidder.
His matching yellow nunchaku, also used in the film, sold at HK$540,000 to a collector in the room, where about a dozen bidders were seated.
“It would have been nice to have the suit but I prefer this most of all, more than any other thing,'' 49-year-old British investment manager George Philips, who also bid on the suit said after winning the nunchaku.
Bidding was “very strong for an auction this size'' Spink China vice chairperson Anna Lee said after the event.
The auction fetched HK$2.19 million, double Spink's estimate of HK$1 million.--AFP


   
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