, HONG KONG, Dec 5 – A rare collection of Bruce Lee memorabilia will go on sale in Hong Kong on Thursday, 40 years after the kung fu icon’s death, including the famous yellow-and-black tracksuit from his final movie.
Auction house Spink China estimated the 14-lot Bruce Lee 40th anniversary collection will fetch “more than HK$1 million” ($130,000) in total, when it goes on sale at 1000 GMT.
“Even 40 years after his death, Bruce Lee continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of all those who view his work on the silver screen,” Spink China vice chairperson Anna Lee said in an introduction to the auction.
“He is undoubtedly one of our greatest contemporary heroes,” Lee said.
All the items belonged to a private collector but originally came from Lee or his friends and family, she added.
The tracksuit from his final move, “Game of Death” was specially designed to fit Lee and is so rare it is expected to fetch up to HK$300,000, despite having a broken zipper.
His matching yellow nunchaku, also used in the film, is expected to be sold for between HK$200,000 and HK$300,000.
Lee died in 1973, before Game of Death could be completed. It is regarded by some as his final work as it was the last film to be released.
Other items that will go under the hammer include a punch pad he used to refine his famous one-inch strike, Lee’s own drawings and a white handmade dress shirt, which was frequently worn by him during the time when he played Kato in US drama series Green Hornet.