Bettie Page's pumps auction for $11,000

Shoes owned by the late Hollywood pin up Bettie Page went under the hammer at Guernsey's Auctioneers in Manhattan on April 6. A pair of Page's high heeled black pumps sold for $10,980, while a single black boot once worn by the star brought $3,965.

Page's high heeled pumps proved a hit among collectors

An iconic figure, Page was the world's 10th top-earning dead celebrity in 2012, according to Forbes.

Page's career as a pin up began when she moved to New York in 1949 and encountered a policeman with an interest in both photography and pornography. Page expressed a willingness to model and police officer Jerry Tibbs put together a pin up portfolio for the 26 year old.

Having featured in Playboy, in 1955 Page won the title Miss Pin Up Girl of the World.

At Paul Fraser Collectibles, we have a wealth of Page's contemporary Marilyn Monroe collectibles in stock, including this Marilyn Monroe autographed cheque.

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