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Lucille Ball Memorabilia
Here at NateDSanders.com Auction House, we have sold a lot of Lucille Ball memorabilia aka Lucy Ball memorabilia aka I Love Lucy memorabilia. We have acquired Lucille Ball memorabilia items directly from Lucille Ball’s daughter, and the items came with a certificate of authenticity from her. Also, we have sold Lucille Ball autographs, Lucille Ball awards, Lucille Ball dresses and Lucille Ball used scripts. Here is a handful of Lucille Ball memorabilia items that we have sold with descriptions, pictures and prices:
Lucille Ball lot of bridal items from the Ball-Arnaz wedding in 1949. Lucy and Desi eloped in 1940 and then after a brief separation, renewed their vows in a Catholic church on 19 June 1949. Bridal items stored in Lucy’s hope chest comprise: (1) a pair of fingerless gloves made of white organza, (2) light blue garter with light blue ribbon decoration featuring a white rosette at center and delicate pale green lace trim all around the bottom, (3) slice of ”groom’s cake” in a box measuring 3” x 1.75” x 1”, (4) cake decoration of pink icing framing a photo of Lucy’s face, measuring 2”. Accompanied by an 8” x 10” wedding photo showing Lucy wearing the gloves. Save for crumbling to the icing on Lucy’s photo, lot is near fine overall. From the collection of Lucille Ball’s daughter and with a COA from her. Our most expensive lot of Lucille Ball memorabilia. Sold for $9,151.
Special ”Award of Merit” presented to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1953, at the height of their ultra-popular sitcom, ”I Love Lucy.” The award — presented for extraordinary achievement beyond the standard Emmy — is in the shape of a shield, and consists of an engraved brass sheet mounted on a wooden plaque. The inscription reads in full, ”The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences / Takes Pleasure In Presenting / This Award Of Merit To LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ / For Their Outstanding Contributions Toward The Advancement Of Television / In The Field Of Entertainment. / Hollywood, Calif. / June 23, 1953”. Accompanied by a COA from Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who inherited the beloved possession from her mother’s estate. Award measures 9” x 7”. Some minor all round scuffing and glue residue on the back, otherwise in very good condition. Lucille Ball memorabilia in the form of actual awards given to her and owned by her are rare because most are still being held by her children. Sold for $8,908.
Lucille Ball personally owned silver and turquoise necklace gifted to a fellow cast member in the 1950’s. Necklace features eight oval-shaped pieces of turquoise in ornate silver castings. With an LOA reading in part, ”…This necklace formerly belonged to Miss Lucille Ball who worked with my aunt in the film business in the 1950s. My aunt Lois Austin and her husband Charlie Barton were both in the film world in Hollywood and they knew Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz quite well and fondly. My aunt Lois was in a picture with Lucille Ball called The Fullerbrush Girl, at which time she was given this necklace by Miss Ball. My aunt recalled Miss Ball saying that she had bought it while on vacation and that she did not care how it made noise when she wore it. By this, I presume she meant the sound of the metal jingling when she wore it…” With the letters ”G / M” engraved to verso of center turquoise piece. Necklace measures 10” in diameter. Minor tarnishing to silver, else near fine condition. Very inexpensive Lucille Ball memorabilia. Sold for $1,875.
Lucille Ball personally owned silver plated serving dish. Serving bowl is partitioned down the center and features decorated rim and handles. British hallmarks to the underside indicate silver plating; dish is electroplated copper (EPC). Accompanied by a non-original lid with applied finial. Lid measures 15” across from handle to handle; bowl measures 2” deep and 9” in diameter. Showthrough of copper around the rim and to the basin, else near fine. With a COA from Lucie Arnaz. Nice Lucille Ball memorabilia. Sold for $938.
Glamorous photo of Lucille Ball signed. The legendary comedienne’s autograph inscription over her tulle gown reads: ”To Dr. Herschfus, With my best wishes / Always, Lucille Ball”. 8” x 10” glossy photo is mounted to a heavy paper board. Bumping to upper left corner and a small chip to bottom edge. Dark Lucille Ball autograph. Very good condition. Sold for $625.
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