Estimated Price Tags Released for Forry Auction

Forrest J. AckermanGot a thick wallet? Profiles in History has released initial estimated values for several of the items to be auctioned away from the late Forrest J Ackerman’s renowned collection. These are some of the first items to be confirmed to be available for sale at the Profile in History’s 36th auction of Hollywood memorabilia. From their press release:

  • Dracula ring: Originally belonging to John Carradine’s, this ring was given to Bela Lugosi who wore it in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. It’s the single most important Lugosi / Dracula screen worn piece to EVER come to auction. ($20,000-$30,000).
  • Bela Lugosi’s robe from The Raven is the most important 1930’s horror costume to EVER come to auction. ($15,000-$20,000)
  • A cape made for Bela Lugosi in 1932 and used many times for his stage portrayal of Dracula Lugosi then wore the costume in Plan 9 from Outer Space. ($15,000-$20,000).
  • A first edition of the book, Dracula signed by Bram Stoker and inscribed by Bela Lugosi to Forry Ackerman (also signed by a host of other Dracula-related people
  • Fritz Lang’s monocle, which he wore when he directed Metropolis. This was given to Forry by Lang: $3,000-$5,000

These items are just a few of the highlights of 100’s of items that are planned to be sold during the Forrest J Ackerman Estate Auction, organized by Profiles in History and planned to take place between April 30th and May 1, 2009. For additional and up-to-date information, please visit the Profiles in History website!

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  • Dr Malachi Constant

    “This stuff belongs in a museum!”

  • The Butcher

    Holy fucking GOD if I had a credit line I would easily shell out 5k for Fritz Lang’s monocle worn while directing “METROPOLIS”.
    The man behind the aforementioned cinema uber classic as well as “M”, and countless amazing noir flicks? The man who fled Germany because Adolf Hitler liked his films a little too much?
    I can’t believe it’s not 10x that projected price.
    The eye of one of the greatest filmmakers EVER stared through that glass lens while helming a film that will outlive us all.

    I weep.

    • Tristan Sinns

      It’s all pretty boggling, isn’t it?

      I wish I could singly buy every bit of it so that the collection stays all together in one clump.