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Siegfried & Roy auction brings in over $1.4 million

Personal gadgets, jewellery, furnishings and costumes spotlight occasion

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An auction of personal possessions from the property of Siegfried & Roy raised greater than $1.4 million for the legendary performers’ basis.

A list of the gross sales costs for gadgets in the Bonhams auction, which was in Los Angeles on Wednesday and Thursday, reveals most of the tiger-themed gadgets bought for greater than twice the anticipated value.

The solely gross sales value not posted is for the 18-karat gold, emerald and diamond necklace by Cartier, which was anticipated to go for $60,000 to $100,000.

See among the gadgets and the way a lot they bought for under:

One merchandise proven above, a glass orb with the initials “S&R” — “a floating monogram” — bought for $17,850, about 17 instances the anticipated bid. Other gadgets,

A photograph of every merchandise bought and the value is on the Bonhams website.

Many of the distinctive gadgets that have been auctioned have been distinctive collectible figurines of tigers, lions, leopards and different massive cats. Furnishings and present costumes additionally fetched excessive costs. Some jewellery gadgets bought for costs nearer the what Bonhams anticipated. The gadgets bought for a complete of $1,446,327. More than 1,000 bidders registered for the auction.

Siegfried & Roy established the SARMOTI Foundation in 1990 to guard endangered and threatened species.

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn have been headliners for many years in Las Vegas with their Sigfried & Roy magic present. An onstage assault by a tiger named Mantacore throughout a present at The Mirage on Oct. 3, 2003, severed Horn’s backbone and ended his performing career. They produced a present — “Father of the Pride” — and retired in 2010. Horn died of COVID on May 8, 2020. Fishbacher died Jan. 13, 2021, of pancreatic most cancers.

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