Five entertainment memorabilia hits from the David Gest Collection auction03 July 2020 David Gest was certainly well connected, as becomes obvious from the nearly 900 lots coming up for auction.
The Ultimate David Gest Personal Collection Film & Pop Memorabilia Collection is being staged by Liverpool auction house Cato Crane on July 8-9.
Gest (1953-2016) was best known in the UK for his appearances on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother. He was married to Liza Minelli. As a producer before his reality TV days, he was responsible for the television special Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2001 - the last reunion of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons, 17 years after their previous reunion.
Many of the lots on offer have a Jackson connection, but other famous figures to feature through items such as signed photos and cards inscribed to Gest include Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, and Sonny & Cher.
Five lots from the David Gest Collection are highlighted below.
One of the highest estimates in the Cato Crane auction is for this Michael Jackson World Tour 88 photograph signed with dedication To David Gest my friend here, now and forever I Love You big brother love Michael Jackson. Measuring 29 x 24cm, it is guided at £1000-1500.
To bid for the Michael Jackson World Tour 88 Photograph signed for David Gest try thesaleroom.com
By royal approval
Estimated at £400-600 is a 1981 Christmas Card to David Gest signed from Charles & Diana, available via thesaleroom.com.
Shop in the name of love
The David Gest Collection includes several concert posters for a range of bands and singers. This example promotes Diana Ross and The Supremes at Pauley Pavilion on November 4, 1967. It comes framed with postcard signed by Ross and Mary Wilson. The 70 x 54.5cm poster is estimated at £200-300. You can bid for this Diana Ross and The Supremes concert poster on thesaleroom.com
The badge fits
Plenty of ‘more affordable’ options for entertainment memorabilia are available in the David Gest Collection. Five Motown artist fan club badges including Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Jr Walker, Four Tops and Martha & The Vandellas are in one lot estimated at £100-150 (you can bid via thesaleroom.com).
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Vist thesaleroom.com to see this Temptations You’re My Everything 1967 USA Tour programme signed by the band, which is estimated at £100-150.