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George H.W. Bush and JFK golf memorabilia up for auction

44 U.S. President display by Millionaire Gallery

U.S. Presidents display by Millionaire Gallery

On the day the U.S. decides whether its next president will be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, golfing memorabilia once belonging to George H.W. Bush and John F. Kennedy will hit the auction block. Up for grabs is Bush’s Titleist Scotty Cameron “Big Sur” chest putter, a Callaway “Big Bertha” golf bag with a Cape Arundel Golf Club membership tag, engraved “President George H. W. Bush, Member” and several golf balls bearing his signature or presidential seal, according to CNN.

Another item, a personally-owned and used golf ball, belonged to JFK who would often practice on the White House lawn.

In the past golf ball sets belonging to the late president have sold for more than $30,000, though this particular JFK collection is expected to go for far less – like, $25,000 less.

For more information on the above U.S. presidents display and more rare, autographed presidential displays, documents and other memorabilia visit millionairegallery.com.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2016 in News

 

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10 facts every Coco Chanel fan should know

In honor of the style icon’s 133rd birthday (August 19), here are 10 facts that every Chanel fan should know.

 Gabrielle Coco Chanel Ghost Signature Vintage Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery


Gabrielle Coco Chanel Ghost Signature Vintage Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Her story is one of true “rags to riches.”
Though she died a wealthy woman, Gabrielle Chanel was born in a poorhouse, the daughter of a street vendor.

She was raised by nuns.
After her mother passed away, Chanel was sent to an orphanage at the age of 12. It was there that she learned how to sew.

Her first career was singing.
Back when she was known as Gabrielle, Chanel sang atParisian cafes like La Rotunde . The songs, “Ko Ko Ri Ko” and “Qui qu’a vu Coco,”  led to her nickname,”Coco.”

She got rich off of inexpensive fabric. 
Back in the 1920s, jersey was used primarily to make men’s underwear. Women wore expensive dresses made out of exotic fabrics. Chanel created her styles out of jersey and the rest was history.

Hollywood did not impress her. 
The film producer Samuel Goldwyn offered Chanel a contract to Hollywood twice a year and design costumes for starlets. Though some silver screen actresses became clients, she turned it down and dubbed the town “the capital of bad taste.”

She had an affair with a Nazi officer. 
During World War II, Chanel was linked to a noted spy, German intelligence officer Baron Hans Günther von Dincklage. Oh, la, la.

Marilyn Monroe - Chanel Fine Art Photograph Framed LE, Millionaire Gallery

Marilyn Monroe – Chanel Fine Art Photograph Framed LE, Millionaire Gallery

Her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, changed the fragrance industry. Introduced in1922, it was one of the first perfumes ever to mix natural and artificial essences. It was also the first fragrance to be named after a designer.

She influenced more than just clothes. 
In addition to a new type of perfume, Chanel also inspired many women to adopt other new fashion and and beauty elements like doing away with corsets, sporting the “garçon” hair style, and daring to shorten skirts so that women’s ankles could be seen.

Reinvention was the name of Chanel’s game. 
At the age of 71, Chanel reopened her famous fashion house in 1954. It had been closed for 15 years during the war.

She died in style.
Coco Chanel died at the age 88 in 1971 on her bed in a room at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. She had taken up residency there 30 years prior. It’s been reported that her last words to her maid were, “You see, this is how you die.”

See more information on our rare Coco Chanel display at www.millionairegallery.com.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2016 in News

 

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New Johnny Cash museum opens in Tennessee

 Johnny Cash Signed Middle Finger Display with Used Guitar Pick, Millionaire Gallery


Johnny Cash Signed Middle Finger Display with Used Guitar Pick, Millionaire Gallery

Johnny Cash fans can get an up-close-and-personal look at the artists private farmhouse residence in Bon Aqua, Tennessee.

The Story Tellers Museum is in a general store that the great Red Wortham converted into a recording studio, and that Johnny Cash used as a place for local concerts. Visitors can see the historic “Little Stage” where the “Saturday Night in Hickman County” guitar pulls once took place. Johnny’s daughter, Cindy Cash, helped curators create the experience.

Inside the museum are handwritten letters and song lyrics (including the words to “Saturday Night in Hickman County,” inspired by Cash’s time in Bon Aqua), Cash memorabilia, a leaf from a rare Gutenberg Bible, which was printed in the 1450s, and the “One Piece at a Time” car, inspired by the story-song Cash recorded 40 years ago.

The Cash Hideaway Farm at Bon Aqua belonged to Johnny Cash for over thirty years. Visitors can see the place he called “the center of my universe.”

See more Johnny Cash memorabilia at www.millionairegallery.com.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2016 in News

 

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Marilyn Monroe in long-lost Milton H. Greene footage

Marilyn Monroe White Fur Sitting Original by Milton H Green. Millionaire Gallery.

Marilyn Monroe White Fur Sitting Original by Milton H Green. Available at www.millionairegallery.com.

Marilyn Monroe fans can now see long-lost footage of the Hollywood icon shot by photographer Milton H. Greene.

According to Vanity Fair,  “beginning July 16, the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel will display some of Greene’s never-before-seen photos from these sessions in its “Some Like It Hot” exhibit. The presentation will also feature 16-mm-film footage (previewed above), showing Monroe in rare and relaxed form—mostly out of the spotlight. Among the moments Greene captured: a cheerful Monroe kissing her third husband, Arthur Miller, and greeting guests at the couple’s 1956 wedding reception; Monroe performing a musical number in the 1956 romantic comedyBus Stop; and the beauty preening between the sheets for an intimate photo shoot.”

Greene is best known for capturing some of the greatest stars of the 1950s and 1960s in his enduring portraits, including Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, and Paul Newman but is most famous for his images of Monroe.

The exhibit will run through July 24.

Check out Millionaire Gallery’s extensive collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia at www.millionairegallery.com.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in News

 

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Prince’s Yellow Cloud Guitar Sold

Prince’s “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used by the late icon throughout the 1990s, sold at auction Saturday for $137,500, according to Rolling Stone.

Prince's distinctive "Yellow Cloud" guitar, used by the late icon throughout the Nineties, sold at auction Saturday for $137,500. Tommaso Boddi/AFP

Prince’s distinctive “Yellow Cloud” guitar, used by the late icon throughout the 1990s,  sold at auction for $137,500. Tommaso Boddi/AFP

“The bright-yellow, custom-built guitar – made by Minneapolis’ Knut-Koupee Enterprises and outfitted with gold knobs, tremolo and tuning keys – was purchased by Indianapolis Colts owner and avid music memorabilia collector Jim Irsay at a Heritage Auctions event where a lock of David Bowie’s hair also sold for $18,750” the article read. The starting price was $30,000.

The football team owner and music collector has a collection of instruments owned by rockers from Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead to John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles.

Related: PRINCE: SAYING GOODBYE TO A LEGEND

The Yellow Cloud guitar was Prince’s main guitar and used in most of his early videos, touring performances and album recordings. From the late 1980s until the mid-90s. It features Prince’s distinctive personal symbol on the top and the side of the fingerboard.

See Millionaire Gallery’s Music Memorabilia Collection online at MillionaireGallery.com.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2016 in News

 

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Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, dies at 74

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”

Muhammad Ali Training Under Water Autographed Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Muhammad Ali Training Under Water Autographed Framed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Boxing great Muhammad Ali has died.

One of the most well-known and celebrated athletes in the 20th century, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion was surrounded by his family during his final hours at a hospital in Scottsdale, AZ.

“The King of Trash Talk” was indomitable in the ring but took on techniques like bantering with his opponents outside of the ring with other boxing champions like Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman.

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier Thrilla in Manila Signed Display, Millionaire Gallery

Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier Thrilla in Manila Signed Display, Millionaire Gallery

During his second fight with Litson, Ali landed what would be infamously dubbed “the perfect punch,” knocking Liston out in the first round. In the entirety of his career, Ali was defeated just 5 times having won an incredible 56 fights.

Muhammad Ali Collection - 3 Framed Panel Display, Millionaire Gallery

Muhammad Ali Collection – 3 Framed Panel Display, Millionaire Gallery

But boxing was just one of the many sides of Ali. Born Cassius Clay, he changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964. He also made headlines for political reasons, after refusing to fight in the Vietnam war, causing him to be exiled from boxing for three years. After his conviction was overturned in 1971, he went on to take back the World Heavyweight Champion title in 1974 and receive the Medal of Freedom in 2005.

Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay 1996 Olympic Torch Signed Display

Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay 1996 Olympic Torch Signed Display

Dedicated to his faith and humanitarian beliefs, Ali later also became an advocate for Parkinson’s awareness after being diagnosed with the disease in 1984. It was a battle he never stopped fighting.

RIP Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay, 1942-2016

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2016 in News

 

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ROCK LIVES ON™ now Open in London

Rock Lives On at Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

Rock Lives On at Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

It has been said that Rock ‘N Roll is dead.

Not true at all, ROCK LIVES ON™ in London. Presented by Millionaire Gallery, RLO combines authentic signed guitars, Rock and Roll fine art, and rare music memorabilia with superior craftsmanship to offer unique and exclusive music wall decor. The ROCK LIVES ON™ Gallery in Key West, Florida in only one years time has already become the premier destination for avid collectors and music lovers alike. Our collection of authentic autographed music memorabilia is one of the rarest in the world and presents an exciting experience for all.

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We offer Authenticated Autographed Memorabilia, Unique Music Collectibles, Fine Art, and Original Rock and Roll Photography, all archivally framed to museum specifications to be enjoyed for a lifetime. 

Rock Lives On, Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

Rock Lives On, Millionaire Gallery, Key West, FL

 

The owners of the ROCK LIVES ON™ Gallery have been a staple in the world of entertainment and music collectibles for over 30 years. Millionaire Gallery operates galleries in five countries on three continents and is proud to bring their exclusive Rock ‘n Roll collection to their newest location within Harrods, London. 

Rock On and Enjoy …

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in News

 

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Prince: saying goodbye to a legend

Prince original display custom designed by Millionaire Gallery

Prince original display custom designed by Millionaire Gallery

On Thursday, April 21, the world lost a legend when Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his Paisley Park Minnesota compound. 

And despite the weight of the word, “legend” hardly seems to do him justice. Unlike so many “talents” today, Prince was more than just a performer. He was a songwriter, a producer, a singer, and a one-man studio band.

But he was also so much more than a musician. He was a humanitarian. He was an advocate for race, sex, and gender equality. He was a lover, a rebel, and a trailblazer.

He will be forever missed.

Prince original LP album autographed in 1988, Millionaire Gallery

Prince original LP album autographed in 1988, Millionaire Gallery

See more music memorabilia in Millionaire Gallery’s Rock Lives On collection.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2016 in News

 

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Millionaire Gallery opens third Key West location

KEY WEST, FL –
Millionaire Gallery has opened its third gallery in Key West, FL.
On April 16, 2016 Millionaire Gallery Fine Art opened its doors on the island’s famous Duval Street, just across the street from Wyland Gallery.
Millionaire Gallery opened its third Key West location in April 2016

Millionaire Gallery opened its third Key West location in April 2016

Millionaire Gallery currently has eight locations worldwide including Harvey Nichols in Dubai, Harrods in London as well as Gstaad, Prague and opening across Spain this winter.

Millionaire Gallery Fine Art will showcase the works of best-selling artists including:

Cinematic artist Gabe Leonard’s work on display at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Cinematic artist Gabe Leonard’s work on display at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Gabe Leonard

Cinematic artist Gabe Leonard’s rich and narrative works along with his trademark runs and dips have earned him sell-out shows and acquisitions by high-profile collectors such as Quentin Tarantino, Ruben Fleischer and Charlie Sheen.

Adam Scott Rote

Award-winning American realist painter Adam Scott Rote is a self-taught artist influenced by architecture, fashion and classic cinema. His work brings the past to life, shown in his famous “Drive-IN Daze” paintings to his “Hollywood Legends” and “Playboy Tribute” series.

Millionaire Gallery has opened its third fine art gallery in Key West, FL

Millionaire Gallery has opened its third fine art gallery in Key West, FL

Scott Jacobs

The first officially licensed Harley-Davidson artist, Scott Jacobs’ photo-realist paintings cover a vast range of subjects from wine and spirits to classic cars and of course, motorcycles. His work can be found in galleries and museums in more than 60 counties.

Scotty Ziegler

From paintings and sculpture to jewelry and design work, Scotty Ziegler’s artistry may run the gamut but the thing that consistently remains is his dedication to blending form and function with whimsy.

Work by artist Doug Bloodworth at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Work by artist Doug Bloodworth at Millionaire Gallery in Key West, FL

Doug Bloodworth

Dubbed “one of the premier photo-realists of our generation” by New York Observer, Doug Bloodworth evokes feelings of nostalgia with his paintings including comics and games or even comfort foods from childhoods that span generations.

The two floor 3000 square foot layout features fine art limited edition Giclée’s, a 1950’s Harley Davidson, sculpture, and glass on the first floor with a VIP floor on the second featuring originals with price tags upwards of $150,000.

About Millionaire Gallery

For more than 30 years, Millionaire Gallery has been the leader in supplying the memorabilia industry with the best sports, entertainment, and historical collectibles in the world. From our elegant and creative presentations to our handcrafted framework, and finally to our unique and distinct collection of photography and fine art, Millionaire Gallery has helped to create an industry that fans, historians, and collectors admire and recognize.

Millionaire Gallery Fine Art | 608 Duval Street | 305-780-7233 | www.millionairegallery.com

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2016 in News

 

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Tiger Woods Loses Million-Dollar Autograph Lawsuit

By      March 16, 2014

Tiger Woods

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After more than 45 minutes of testimony from Tiger Woods on Monday following his dismal final round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, a Miami-Dade jury found ETW, Woods’ company, liable “for deceptive and unfair trade practices” and awarded $668,000 (about $1.3 million with interest) to golf memorabilia retailer Bruce Matthews of Gotta Have It Golf, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Eric Isicoff, one of Matthews’ attorneys. “The behavior of ETW Corporation has been reprehensible and we are very pleased with the jury’s verdict.”

ETW is expected to appeal.

Woods received a trial subpoena to testify in Miami-Dade Circuit Court the night before the start of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral.

Bruce Matthews, President of South Miami-based Gotta Have It Golf, a golf memorabilia retailer, sued Woods’ Corporation, ETW, for $1.75 million (and another $1 million in attorney’s fees, a matter which remains pending before the court) claiming that Woods breached a 2001 agreement by failing to provide them with a certain number of autographs and photographs.

This isn’t the first time Gotta Have It Golf and ETW have locked horns. In 1997,  Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Woods (through Golden Bear Golf, Inc., AP Enterprises and ETW Corp.) collectively brought suit against Matthews and Gotta Have It Golf to stop the unauthorized sale of their images and signatures. Gotta Have It Golf countersued, adding IMG as a defendant, and the judge’s decision set an antitrust law precedent that a “sports and celebrity representation firm acting as professional golfers’ agent could not conspire with its principal where agent’s interests are aligned with those of the principal.”

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in News

 

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