If you're a superfan of Motown music, you might have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a part of music history. On Oct. 12, an estate sale and global auction will take place at the so-called Motown Mansion, the former home of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.
"This home is an important part of the fabric of the city of Detroit, and the sale will allow Motown fans from Detroit to Dubai to add a permanent piece to their own collection," said Cynthia F. Reaves, owner of the Motown Mansion, in a press release. "The scope of the collection includes small items as well as impressive collection pieces. I wanted to make this an event that is available to the entire community."
Those pieces include Gordy's old Steinway piano, home movies and slides, original pressings of Motown singles and 45s, antiques, as well as oddities like "an engraved goblet from Hazel Joy and Jermaine Jackson's wedding." The global auction will be open to international bidders to acquire "exclusive high-end antiques, historical Detroit objects, and Motown memorabilia."
There will also be appearances by Motown artists and other special guests, like Duke Fakir of The Four Tops, Kim Weston, and members of legendary Motown backing band The Funk Brothers.
The Motown Mansion is a 10,500 square-foot home in Detroit's Boston Edison neighborhood where Barry lived until 1969. The event is put on by Aaron's Estate Sales
The three-day estate sale will run daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 12 to 14. There is a $5 fee to attend the sale. For more information, go here.
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