Bruce Lee coat sold in Hong Kong auction for $77,000

By on Aug 7, 2011 in Asia, Lifestyle Comments

A Bruce Lee coat was bought in a Hong Kong auction on Saturday, August 6, 2011 for HK$600,000 (US$77,000), and is only among the late Chinese Kung Fu star’s memorabilia items sold that day.

Bruce Lee jacket in HK auction
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According to international news sites that day, the Bruce Lee jacket was bought by a US bidder in which 12 other Bruce Lee memorabilia items have been sold.

The buyers, Greg and Silvana Manning, told reports that the Bruce Lee jacket is “a unique item and a memorabilia for an iconic figure”, which had an opening bid of HK$70,000 (US$9,000).

As noted by Hong Kong’s Phila China on its official website, the coat is a dark blue fur-lined Chinese-styled long jacket which was made specifically for Bruce Lee, to be worn on his supposed next film.

Bruce Lee was said to have tried the jacket in a photo session during a pre-production photo shoot for his next film after “Enter the Dragon” but died in 1973 and the film was not finished.

Another Bruce Lee item that was sold in the said auction was a letter he wrote to Taky Kimura in 1996, which talked about his hopes for his entertainment and Kung Fu career in the US.

Mr. Kimura was noted to be Bruce Lee’s close friend and one of only three people he Lee personally certified as a martial arts instructor, which the letter sold for HK$400,000 ($50,000).

The Bruce Lee auction had US-based Kelleher Auctions as its co-organizer, as the total of 13 Bruce Lee items sold have reportedly reached to HK$1.78 million ($227,000).

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