(WJBK) – Coming this week, fans may own a piece of history as the Motown Mansion begins selling collectibles in both a real estate sale and a live online global auction.
Formerly owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr., the century-old house sold in August for more than $ 1.6 million. Gordy lived there from 1967 to 1969 as Motown stars The Supremes, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder solidified in American music history.
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Fans can buy things like:
– A Steinway piano played by Smokey Robinson
– Unseen Gordy films and slides
– A selection of Motown rewards
– An engraved cup from the wedding of Hazel Joy and Jermaine Jackson
– A flow chart of a Diana Ross and the Supremes tour
The sale is a combination of a real estate sale and a global auction. The three-day real estate sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, October 12-14. Here you’ll find original pressings of Motown singles, housewares, antiques, and hundreds of 45 records from Gordy’s record store. Admission is $ 5 and you can find Click here for more information.
For the Global Live Auction, you can start pre-bidding today by clicking here. The auction begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 13. Not only can you bid by phone or internet, but you can participate inside the mansion at 7 p.m. in the sports house, but seating and standing places are limited. Certificates of authenticity will be provided for items purchased online.
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On Thursday and Friday, Motown artists and other special visitors will stop to sign autographs, including The Vandellas, Kim Weston, Duke Fakir of The Four Tops, Joe Harris and members of The Funk Brothers and The Contours.
Built in 1917, the luxurious Italian Renaissance-style mansion sits on 2.2 acres of land and has 10 bedrooms on the 10,500 square foot main residence as well as a 1,100 square foot 3 bedroom apartment, one-bedroom house. transport for five cars and a gym facilities. The mansion also featured a limestone entrance hall, living room with black walnut wood paneling, and an Italian marble fireplace.