Marilyn Monroe hat goes on sale for £22,000

Marilyn Monroe hat put up for auction

A hat worn by iconic actress Marilyn Monroe has gone on sale at auction for £22,000.

The black, felt hat also comes with a photo of the movie star wearing it. The picture was taken by photographer Roy Schatt who was known for his celebrity subjects in the Fifties.

The hat was made 50 years ago by New York milliners, Madcaps, and is thought to be in good condition despite a small tear inside.


Marilyn Monroe hat put up for auction

Spokesman for the auction house, Sam Heller, said: "This hat originally belonged to Marilyn Monroe and was part of a sale of her possessions in 1999.

"Although items owned and worn by Monroe are rare, the value for her items is high primarily because collectors covet anything she has worn."

Los Angeles based auctioneers, Nate D. Sanders, are taking care of the lot. The company originally began with the sales of Hollywood autographs and memorabilia.

Marilyn Monroe hat put up for auction

Other current lots on their site include, some of Shirley Temple's screen outfits, a book signed by Martin Luther King and a first edition of Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood'.

Earlier this year an auction of some of the actress's other prized possessions went on sale. According to the Mail Online the auction featured the last dress ever worn by the actress on film. The floral number was sold for $348,000 dollars and was worn in 1962 production, Something's Gotta Give.

The star's simple grave marker was also up for sale and fetched an unexpected $212,000.

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The most expensive watch ever sold at auction fetched just under $24 million in November 2014. The gold pocket watch was made by Patek Philippe, and is the most complex ever made without the use of computer technology.

The Henry Graves Supercomplication was commissioned in 1925, and took eight years to make.

The world's most expensive stamp sold at auction in 2014 for over $9 million.

The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is as rare as a stamp can get. British Guiana was one of the first countries in the New World to start issuing stamps, but in 1856, they ran out, and asked the local newspaper printer to produce extras.

There were two denominations: the four-cent, which is very rare, and the one-cent - of which only one has ever been discovered.

In May 2015, an anonymous London businesswoman snapped up the licence plate KR15 HNA for £233,000, making it the most expensive standard number plate ever to be sold in the UK.

Queen Victoria's bloomers sold at auction for £6,200, along with a pair of her silk stockings.

They have a 52-inch waist, and belonged to the monarch in the 1890s - "towards the end of her life when she had eaten a lot more than most people could afford to," said auctioneer Michael Hogben. In today's sizing, they'd be a size 26.

In 2014, a three-year-old slice of cake sold at auction for $7,500 (£4,800). The reason the stale cake was in such demand was that it was from the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.

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A British coin sold at auction for a record-breaking £430,000 in 2014. After fees, the buyer paid £516,000 - making it the most expensive modern British coin ever to be sold.

The coin is only one of two in existence. It was a 'proof' for a gold sovereign which was meant to be produced to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII in 1937. However, Edward abdicated in 1936, so the coronation never happened and the coins were never made

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