Bruce Lee school essay to beat $5,000?

Nate D Sanders is to offer an English essay Bruce Lee wrote while at school in Kowloon, Hong Kong during the late 1950s.

It's expected to make in excess of $5,000 in the October 27 auction.

Bruce Lee essay
Bruce Lee's essay is on the subject of aviation history 

Lee has signed his name on the front of the essay, which is on the subject of aviation history.

He writes: "The history of aviation is full of adventures, and their happy outcome has proved how great is man's ability to brave the dangers which confront him…"

The lot shows various corrections and crossings out.

The auction house comments: "At this time, Lee was starting to pursue martial arts, and the famous discipline and hard work for which he is known is clearly evident in his schoolwork as well; with his corrections, the essay appears near perfect in grammar and spelling."

Although Lee was born in San Francisco in 1940, his parents returned to Hong Kong later that year. He remained there until 1959.

During his late teens he regularly got into fights with local gangs. After one particularly bad fracas, where he beat up the son of a powerful Triad leader, his parents sent him to the US.

Lee is an iconic figure and the value of his memorabilia reflects that.

A letter he wrote to a friend in 1966, at the beginning of his career as an actor in the US, made $50,000 in 2011.

Meanwhile the instantly recognisable yellow and black jumpsuit from his last film, Game of Death (1973), achieved $83,723 in 2013.

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