A cote of Bruce Lee in his film “Game of Death” Last sold for $ 77 000 from an auction of rare products late kung fu icon to Hong Kong Saturday, more than the presale estimates.
Thirteen items went under the hammer at the sale, which are probably the largest sale of souvenirs of the Lee scale in the southern city of China, where martial arts star, before he was brought to the United States in the his late teens.
They smashed presale estimates, and raised a total of HK $ 1,780,000, of which the fur coat was dark blue to that for the 1973 film “Game of Death”which was published after the death of Lee did.The mantle – the most expensive in the sale – was originally intended that they receive about HK $ 70 000, but was an American collector for HK $ 600 000, sold nearly nine times the initial estimates .
A letter that Lee wrote 45 years ago talking to a friend in the martial arts legend in the TV series “The Green Hornet” in which he played Kato – kung fu fighter begins the parking hidden crime – was sold HK $ 400,000. Other elements, including a membership card for his Kung-Fu Institute Lee, and a business card from an envelope addressed to an acquaintance of Lee have been sold.
“I am very pleased,” said a jovial Albert Wong, vice president of real estate company Midland Holdings, which spent HK $ 265 000 to buy four items on the auction, including a membership card, which sold HK $ 200 000.