Corona, CA, United States
DoneThu, Mar 22, 2007 6:00 PM UTC
The Anna Nicole Smith Auction
Universal Rarities is proud to an assortment of rare autographs and personal relics honoring the life and legacy of former Playboy Playmate of the Year and international celebrity Anna Nicole Smith. In 1993 Anna Nicole Smith (Also known by her birth name of Vickie Lynn Smith) burst onto the scene as Playboy’s "Playmate of the Year" while also becoming the world’s "it" girl in a series of Guess Jeans Ads. Her sudden fame ignited a series of unbelievable soap opera-type events in her life that continues today more than ever after her recent tragic death. During these early years of fame Anna Nicole wrote in diaries expressing her true feelings on a variety of subjects which were never exposed publicly by her in any formal TV or magazine interview. These diaries along with several receipts, canceled personal checks, expired I.D. card and her Texas driver’s license were later discarded by Anna Nicole, and now more than a decade later "Universal Rarities" has obtained this amazing archive which peaks into the true soul of this sex symbol who is quickly gaining legendary status. Now, Universal Rarities is proud to present one of the most exciting finds of the 21st century: "The Anna Nicole Smith Auction" features many amazing pieces of Anna Nicole Smith memorabilia which has never before and probably never again been offered to the public. The diaries provide an exclusive look into the private life of the late blonde bombshell from the formative years of her modeling career up to the final days of the life of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall. All of her true secret thoughts in her own handwriting. Consignors to this special Anna Nicole Auction include "The Bodyguard" William Castleberry, who has worked security for many celebrities throughout the years, and was with Anna Nicole as her part-time bodyguard over a six year period. Other consigners include D'eva and Eric Redding who actually discovered ANNA NICOLE SMITH, alias Vickie Lynn Smith, when she was an unknown dancer in Houston, Texas...and tried to educate her and develop her social and personal etiquette traits so that she could take on the world in Anna's own bid to be the next SUPERMODEL! The Reddings' photographed her for Playboy, GUESS JEANS, and managed her early career for a period of two years. Since these pieces were discovered by Universal Rarities approximately two weeks ago, information regarding this collection and especially the two "Anna Nicole Secret Diaries" has been featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide including Australia, the U.K. and right here in The United States in such publications as "The New York Post" and this weeks spread in "In Touch" magazine. To ensure authenticity and encourage confident bidding, all items in this sale have been examined by industry recognized and eBay-approved memorabilia authenticators PSA/DNA Authentication Services and Global Authentication/GAI, and each lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from one these world-renowed authenticators. Bid with confidence!