SO-AA Bonhams and Butterfields The Steve McQueen Collection Nov 11, 2006


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Bonhams and Butterfields  


The Steve McQueen Collection 

Nov 11, 2006


Indian Motorcycle


Excellent Condition


Title: The Steve McQueen Sale


Collections, Provenance: Estate of Steve McQueen (actor)


Auction House: Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, California

Sale  Date November 11, 2006

Pages: 121 pages

Format, Size: Softcover, 8 1/4" by 10 1/2"

Language: English

Lots: 216 lots

Illustrations: full-color plates of all lots, plus additional black-and-white historic photographs of McQueen

Texts: Foreword by Marshall Terrill, Introduction by Mark Osbourne, A Note by Barbara McQueen

Additional Information: Separate sheets of final auction prices realized included.


Catalog issued in conjunction with the 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields auction of the personal property of noted actor Steve McQueen. Held at The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, this auction consisted of 216 lots -- here are photographed in full-color and described in detail. Additional texts (see above) and historic black-and-white photographs of the actor as well.


Highlights include:

three motorcycles: Harley Davidson 1929 Model B; Indian Sport Scout circa 1934; Indian Powerplus Daytona Racing Motorcycle circa 1920

GMC Pickup Truck 1958 with personalized license plate

Wurlitzer jukebox Model 1015

McQueen's Grocery cash register

antique metal scales

leather chaps from the movie 'Tom Horn'

vintage horse saddles

personal letters and presentation film scripts

Belstaff motorcycle jacket

folding knife inscribed by Von Dutch for Steve

other hunting knives

rifles - Winchester, Parker Brothers, Remington, Savage, Colt

Buck Rogers toy gun with holster

Coca-Cola advertising standee

Harley Davidson headlight clock

Indian Gasoline enamel advertisement sign

McQueen's personalized license plates

Hubley Harley Davidson motorcycle cast-iron toys

Arcade cast iron Greyhound buses

tinplate wind-up toys: Donald Duck, Tidy Tim, Popeye, Charlie McCarthy, Rodeo Joe

airplane painting by Wendell Dowling

vintage movie posters

vintage Eveready Batteries advertising posters

Indian Motorcycles ephemera, advertising brochures, pamphlets, sales materials

other vintage motorcycle photographs and ephemera


Press Release: "Bonhams & Butterfields is honored to be appointed by Barbara McQueen Brunsvold to present for sale at auction hundreds of personal effects belonging to the utterly charismatic, much-loved - and much-missed - 20th Century icon Steve McQueen. The sale, set to take place Saturday November 11th at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, will feature Steve McQueen's personal collection including motorcycles, and motorcycle clothing - including his Belstaff jacket and padded motorcycle sweatshirts."


"The auction will also feature tinplate toys from the movie The Hunter together with guns, saddles, and other movie props from Tom Horn. In addition to clothes and tinplate toys, the sale will feature a vast array of motoring memorabilia including enamel advertising signs, petrol pumps, and sale brochures - many for Indian Motorcycles - a marque that Steve adored so passionately."


"Steve's truck - bearing the license plate number MCQ3188, a reference to the time he spent at the Junior Boys Republic Reform School in Chino as a teenager - will be offered, as will a pair of his Persol foldaway sunglasses - made famous by Steve in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair and in countless images in the many books about 'The King of Cool'."


"The personal effects offered at this sale have never previously been exhibited and therefore represent a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to own a part of the McQueen Legend."