The results are in from the big Hugh Hefner estate auction and we learned that one person’s sorrow is another person’s inspiration. Pretty much every item took in way above stated auction house estimates, and some items went for astounding multiples of their estimated auction value.
For the price of Hefner’s old typewriter—estimate $2,000-4,000, winning bid $162,500—an aspiring playboy could have bought an Audi R8 and a bespoke suit for every day of the week.
Hefner’s “TIME TO FUCK” watch, estimated at $200-400, went for as much as a Cartier.
Please consult our previous post for thoughts on many of these items, especially that captain’s hat, urgh, and those sheets.
A word on the proceeds from the auction site:
ALL PROCEEDS OF THE SALE WILL BENEFIT THE HUGH M. HEFNER FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT ADVOCATE FOR AND DEFEND CIVIL RIGHTS, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND RATIONAL SEX AND DRUG POLICIES SINCE 1964.
Complete auction results may be found here. Congratulations to all the winners.