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  • I Love Lucy dress valued at $60,000 with Profiles in History
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    Paul Fraser
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I Love Lucy dress valued at $60,000 with Profiles in History

On July 30, Profiles in History will auction the second part of the Dreier Collection in California, with the dress that Lucille Ball wore in the hit TV series I Love Lucy set to star.

I Love Lucy dress Lucille Ball polka dot
'The Holy Grail of all female television costumes'

The signature polka dot dress will sell with an estimate of $40,000-60,000, as the highest-valued lot of the sale.

I Love Lucy aired on American TV between 1951 and 1957, and was the most watched programme in the US for four of its six seasons. It has since been syndicated in dozens of countries across the world.

The dress was designed by Elois Jenssen and served as the master dress for character Lucy Ricardo. It is described by the auction house as "the Holy Grail of all female television costumes".

Golden Ticket Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory
An object of desire for any collector who watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a child

An original Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will follow the dress, valued at $12,000-15,000.

A highly-coveted item for anyone who watched the 1971 musical as a child, this is the same ticket that was found by Veruca Salt in the film, as verified by an authentication from the actress who played Salt, Julie Dawn Cole.

The Terminator jacket bears the scars of its extensive screen use

Also featuring is the iconic leather jacket and gloves worn by Arnold Scwarzenegger in The Terminator. With the jacket bearing tears and bullet holes, and the gloves ripped at the knuckles and blood-stained, the lot is expected to make $12,000-15,000.

In July 2012, Profiles in History sold the first part of the illustrious Dreier Collection, with the original head of Chewbacca from Star Wars selling for $140,000. Learn more about the Dreier Collection here.

Paul Fraser Collectibles is offering an original prop from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope for sale.

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    Paul Fraser
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