Tuesday, April 30, 2013
J.R. Ewing’s belt buckle up for auction on Sunday
It's estimated to go for $3,000 to $5,000.
DALLAS Wanna own some pieces of Dallas and J.R. history? Bonhams 1793, an auction house based in the United Kingdom but with several offices in the U.S. including in Los Angeles, will auction the sterling silver, gold and ruby “JR” belt buckle that the late Larry Hagman, who played J.R., was often seen wearing on the original CBS series that ran from 1978 to 1991. The auction takes place at noon Dallas time on Sunday, May 5, but you can bid online already.
On the re-booted TNT series, this season saw the belt buckle play a major part in J.R.’s posthumous master plan to frame Cliff Barnes for his murder.
The buckle, made by Edward H. Bohlin of Burbank, Calif., is sterling silver and 10-karat yellow gold, and has three small rubies in the design. A rope-twist border circles the initials “JR.” Here’s a link to the auction-house description and bidding site. (You’ll have to register with Bonhams to bid.) Estimated sale price is $3,000-$5,000.
They’re also auctioning two Larry Hagman belts: a Matt Hackett brown tooled leather belt with a silver and gold buckle decorated with a star and scrollwork design, silver and gold loops engraved “L” and “H”, and a silver and gold “LH” belt tip. Together with a JR Duncan “Larry” tooled leather belt with a 24-karat gold-plated Lorimar Productions Southfork Ranch buckle. Estimated sale price is $300-$500. Here’s the link to that bidding page.