The Great Big American Auction

Location: Queen Mary Hotel
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Session Times: 1:00 PM CT, Saturday, April 16, 2011.
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Welcome to The Great Big American Auction TV pilot produced for ABC by Cineflix Productions, in association with Heritage Auctions.

We are thrilled and privileged to present you with this special group of objects. It's our hope and belief that lives will be changed with this auction and that dreams will be realized for our consignors, all of whom contacted us with the express hope of auctioning their personal treasures as part of this historic event, all of whom have hopes that can be fulfilled by the prices their treasures realize — from an incredible Les Paul-owned and autographed Les Paul guitar being auction to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research to a near mint copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1, a ring once owned by Elvis Presley and a newly discovered piece of rare American currency — which is where you, our bidders, come in.

The goal is to offer fantastic pieces of history, jewelry, art and pop culture to willing bidders from the lucky consignors who were selected for the show.

We believe you will like what you see in these pages. The lots have been chosen for rarity, value, breadth of appeal and the depth of the story associated with it. And, of course, we all hope that you will be moved to bid by your good sense as a buyer, your passion as a collector, your excitement as a television fan and, most of all, by your heart, as you see that the quality of the material is only matched by the moving stories and significant personalities of those individuals who have trusted us with their prized possessions.

Seating for this event is extremely limited, and by invitation only to qualified bidders, so if you would like to attend this auction in person please call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1050 for further details.

Look closely, bid frequently, and have fun.

Ty Pennington
Host



Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen
Antonio Nicolo
Gasparo Jacobsen

The British Steamship "City of Berlin" Bound for America
Oil on canvas
24 x 42"
   


Some auction winners may be requested to be interviewed by Ty Pennington on camera. Don't miss your chance to be part of this major event for our industry.

If you are considering attending the auction in person, seating is very limited. Please call Client Services at 866-835-3243 for details.