Frank Helsley, the founder of Republic Guitars, was a teenager when he first heard Johnny Winter playing a resonator. Helsley became obsessed with music and guitars after that. Failing to find affordable options, Helsley founded his own guitar company. In 2009, he designed a travel-sized guitar, the Highway 61, which became famous among the likes of the Doobie Brothers, the Eagles, and Winter himself. The upcoming Online June Auction, presented by Leonard Auction, offers a Republic Highway 61 resonator guitar with a copper finish.
The sale also includes over 150 lots of jewelry and fine art. Among the key items is a Lariat-style necklace. Originating in Spain in the 1820s, a lariat is a long chain that lacks a clasp. It is often draped multiple times around the neck. The available 14-karat gold chain has a round cut citrine mounted on a slide. The length of the chain can be altered by moving the slide. Also available in this auction is an oil painting by John Bradshaw Crandell. Known as the “artist of the stars,” his clientele included such celebrities as Bette Davis, Judy Garland, and Carole Lombard. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and register to bid online.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (34), Decorative Arts (68), Furniture (30), Jewelry (133), Asian Works of Art (66), Collectibles (64)
# of Lots:443
Price Range:$50 -$6,500
Interesting lots include:
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|14k Gold and Citrine Lariat Style Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Republic Highway 61 Resonator Guitar with Case|| Estimate: |
|Alvin Bridal Bouquet Sterling Silver Tea Service|| Estimate: |
|Sheraton Mahogany Buffet|| Estimate: |
|John Bradshaw Crandell (American, 1896-1966) Oil on Canvas Board|| Estimate: |