Animation fans will be able to own a piece of history with items from the estate of iconic voice artist Mel Blanc going up for auction next month, according to a Daily Mail report.
Personal items such as his own studio microphone, several signed items and much more will be up for bidding as an exclusive presentation as part of Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols: Hollywood Classics and Legends, taking place December 3 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and online.
Other items as part of the collection range from a folder full of Jewish and Yiddish jokes he wrote and registered with the Writers Guild of America West (expected to fetch $300-$500) to his own personal microphone he recorded voices such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and The Flintstones with ($4,000-$6,000).
The most expensive item, according to estimated value, is an 18K Yellow Gold ID Bracelet with a box clasp closure.
The bracelet features his name in cursive on the front and ‘Pacific Palisades, Cal’ and presumably his phone number, 213 454-6575, on the back.
The item weights 114.9 grams and comes with the 1983 The Franklin Mint Almanac,’ showing Blanc on the cover wearing the bracelet, with the lot expected to fetch between $5,000 and $7,000.
The studio-used microphone is a late 1950s Sony C-37A, ‘free-standing tube condenser microphone’ that he used for ‘decades’ because of its high quality.
The mic stand is heavily rusted with the microphone itself labeled ‘Mike 2,’ and the microphone itself is not in working condition.
The microphone also comes with a black-and-white photo of Blanc using the mic with his friend Vincent Prince, with the lot expected to fetch between $4,000 and $6,000.