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Michael Caine is selling his collection of art and film memorabilia

Written by By Toyin Owoseje, CNN

Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine is giving followers the prospect to personal mementos of his illustrious film profession.

Personal gadgets together with the 88-year-old star’s gold Rolex watch — estimated to fetch as a lot as £12,000 ($16,300) — and work from his private collection will go beneath the hammer in London on March 2.

The public sale will function mementos of Caine’s film profession and work from his private collection. Credit: Bonhams

Charlie Thomas, director of home gross sales and iconic collections at Bonhams, which is dealing with the sale, informed CNN on Monday: “Sir Michael Caine has an appeal that defies any age demographic or nationality, his films are part of 20th-century history and whoever the successful bidders are, they will own a piece of that history, an item with unrivaled provenance.”
According to the UK’s Times newspaper, “The Italian Job” star is reluctantly selling off many of his beloved gadgets as he and his spouse, Shakira, are downsizing from a mansion in Surrey, southeast England.
Caine's signature frames are also up for grabs.

Caine’s signature frames are additionally up for grabs. Credit: Bonhams

CNN has contacted Caine’s representatives for remark.

Thomas described the public sale — which features a director’s chair from the 1971 crime film “Get Carter,” wherein Caine starred as gangster Jack Carter, and even a pair of the actor’s well-known spectacles — as one of Bonhams’ most private gross sales to this point.

He informed CNN: “Sir Michael has collected these items over many decades and has always bought what he loves rather than for any other reason, and this makes this collection so incredibly special.”

Other stand-out items embody a portrait of Caine by English painter Lincoln Townley, which is being offered in help of little one safety charity NSPCC, in addition to a film poster for the 1966 romantic comedy “Alfie,” which earned Caine an Oscar nomination for finest actor.
Lincoln Townley's portrait of Caine will be sold in aid of a children's charity.

Lincoln Townley’s portrait of Caine might be offered in help of a kids’s charity. Credit: Bonhams

From his art collection, Caine is selling “Les Amoureux Dans L’Arbre” by Marc Chagall, which is anticipated to promote for as a lot as £50,000 ($68,000).

“It’s going to be quite a wrench to part with so many treasured parts of my life and career, but it’s the right time to be moving on,” Caine mentioned in a press launch, including: “I hope these mementos will give their new owners as much pleasure as they have given us.”

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