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    The estate of author Jackie Collins is to be auctioned by Bonhams in Los Angeles on May 16 and 17.  More than 1,000 lots will come under the hammer in a sale entitled Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters.  Bonhams  Vice-President Leslie Wright commented:  “Jackie Collins lived the lifestyle about which she wrote, and the sale  will provide an exclusive insight into the real woman behind her unforgettable characters. Her books were loved by millions of readers world-wide. This is their chance to own a piece of the magic.”

    The sale is expected to realise around $3 million and will include jewellery, fine art and sculpture.  Among the lots are a collection of bronzes including Nude with Shawl by Josef Lorenzl ($18,000-25,000); works by the English painter, Beryl Cook, including Tango in Bar Sur ($20,000-30,000) and Train Station Café ($ 20,000-30,000);  Jackie’s bespoke special edition 2002 Jaguar XKR Sportscar finished in metallic gold ($ 15,000-20,000) and a selection of entertainment and career-related memorabilia taking in first editions of Jackie’s works and a selection of designer clothes.  Among the jewellery is a 6.04-carat diamond and platinum ring ($100,000-150,000), an Art Deco diamond, emerald, stone and platinum necklace at ($40,000-50,000),  signed pieces by Cartier and Nardi  and watches by Patek Philippe, Harry Winston, Chanel and Chopard. Here is a small selection:

    The fireplace at her Beverly Hills living room.

    A diamond solitaire ring ($100,000-150,000).

    Beryl Cook artwork.

    A portrait of Jackie Collins in the style of Tamara de Lempicka ($3,000-5,000)

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