Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Auction To Feature Rare Lucille Ball Memorabilia

Lucy coloring books

A large collection of rare, Lucille Ball Memorabilia will be up for grabs at The Old Town Auctions being held May 11-12 at the Grand Venice Hotel & Conference Center in Hagerstown, Maryland.

A press release on News-Antique's website provided this description:

A West Coast consignor who “loved Lucy” was the source for a mind-boggling 1,000-piece collection of Lucille Ball memorabilia. The collection – part I of which will be offered in the May sale – features advertising signs, toys, dolls, paper and ephemera; and “practically any Lucy-related item that was made under license,” said Spurgeon. “This includes nearly every Lucille Ball movie poster ever made – there are about 20 – promotional pieces from Desilu Studios, one of two known boxed Ricky Ricardo conga drums, and even a Ricky Jr. doll stroller, which was autographed by Keith Thibodeaux, who played Little Ricky on the TV show.”

Little Ricky Doll

Potential bidders can preview the auction beginning at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 8:00-9:00 AM. The auction will begin at 4:30 PM on May 11 and 9:00 AM on May 12. No Internet bidding, but absentee and phone bids will be accepted. For more information about the auction visit OldTownAuctions.com. Call 301-733-0830 to make reservations at the Grand Venice Hotel & Conference Center.

Get a sneak peek at the goodies!

Images courtesy of Old Town Auctions.