Graham Kennedy's Crown
Lot 257
Graham Kennedy's Crown
Sold for AU$ 16,800 (US$ 15,703) inc. premium
Lot Details
Graham Kennedy's Crown
the gold coloured pressed metal frame with four fleur-de-lis decorations in relief with 'royal' motifs, encrusted with coloured jemstones and faux pearls, with a faded purple velvet top and simulated white ermine trim, engraved H.E. inside the frame, together with a black and white photograph of Kennedy wearing the crown and a display cabinet, 23cm dia (3).

Footnotes

  • Note:
    All proceeds from this sale will be donated by the vendor to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal.

    Provenance:
    Adam Boland, Sydney
    Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne, lot 146, 22 April 2007
    Exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum, 'On The Box, Great Moments in Australian Television 1956-2006', January 2007
    This crown is believed to have been presented to Graham Kennedy during the final show of 'In Melbourne Tonight', 23 December 1969. This occasion is documented in 'King The Life and Comedy of Graham Kennedy' by Graham Blundell, page 275.
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