BEVERLY HILLS, CA.-
Fans and collectors gathered at Juliens Auctions
Beverly Hills today as items that once belonged to Johnny Cash were auctioned.
A bidding war erupted for the Johnny Cash jumpsuit worn during a rehearsal at San Quentin prison, made famous in the photograph known simply as The Finger.
Bidding volleyed between bidders on the telephone, in the gallery and phone bidders, ending with the sale of the jumpsuit for $50,000.
A rare poster announcing Cashs performance at the prison sold alongside the jumpsuit for $25,000 while a 1968 passport sold for $21,875.
The auction also brought $50,000 for a Martin stage used guitar.
The Bicentennial shirt made by Nudie Cohn and worn by Cash as the Grand Marshall of the American Bicentennial Grand Parade in 1976 brought another bidding war and a sale of the shirt for $31,250 and Johnny Cashs knee-high boots sold for $21,875.
Among the other items offered for sale were awards presented to the Man in Black, handwritten lyrics and other personal ephemera bringing more than $700,000 (U.S.) for the 321 lots offered.