Press Release: Rare Belongings of Torrance Native, Olympian and WW II Hero Louis Zamperini To Be Auctioned – May 28
Rare Belongings of Torrance Native, Olympian and WW II Hero Louis Zamperini To Be Auctioned – May 28
Other than signed photographs and books, collectibles of Southern California native, Olympic runner and World War II POW survivor Louis Zamperini (subject of the book and movie “Unbroken”) are extremely rare to find.
On May 28: Los Angeles-based Abell Auction Co., founded in 1916, will offer the opportunity to own a piece of history with a live sale of the remaining memorabilia, personal belongings and antique furnishings from his estate, including:
USC jacket and plaque (valued at $200-$400)
Camera and video equipment ($400-$600)
Japanese lacquered shrine cabinet ($500-$700)
Collection of daggers ($400-$600)
Live auction: Thursday, May 28 at 9 a.m.
Onsite preview: Wednesday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Abell Auction Co., 2613 Yates Ave., Los Angeles (free valet parking)
High-resolution photos available upon request.
Other special live auction items include contemporary furniture, paintings and decorative art from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and San Diego estates.