February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/6/2013 8:08:00 PM

Lot #269: Collection of Honorary Degree Robes Awarded to Tennis Superstar Arthur Ashe


Arthur Ashe collection of honorary degree hoods and sashes worn over an academic graduation gown, with 15 in total. As a proponent of countless social causes and philanthropies, Ashe was ceaseless in his efforts to help others throughout his life. Ashe received honorary degrees from Bryan College, Dartmouth College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Long Island University, Princeton University , Saint John's University, Trinity University, Hartford College, Virginia Union University, University of South Carolina, New York University and more. Ashe received many of the degrees before his passing in 1993, with a portion of the degrees awarded posthumously. Colorful robes in various school colors. With ''Ashe'' handwritten on the tag of an olive green and brown robe, ''Univ. of So. Carolina'' on the tag of another one, and ''Queens College Charlotte N.C. / 5/4/02'' on a third hood. Most are mildly wrinkled, else near fine condition overall. With an LOA from Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$624
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:11