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Lots of Cash from Johnny auction

Published 06/12/2010 | 16:22

Johnny Cash's famous jumpsuit was in the auction
Johnny Cash's famous jumpsuit was in the auction

A one-day auction of Johnny Cash memorabilia turned out to be twice as lucrative as expected, with help from a bidding war on the embroidered blue jumpsuit he wore during a rehearsal at San Quentin state prison.

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The sale by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills was expected to bring in between 200,000 and 400,000 US dollars.

But Darren Julien of the auction house said the final total went over 700,000 dollars.

Cash was wearing the blue jumpsuit at a rehearsal in 1969 when he was photographed giving 'the finger' to a concert photographer.

Julien said the suit was bought by a collector in Belgium after a bidding war raised the price to 50,000 dollars. A poster announcing Cash's performance at the prison sold for 25,000 dollars.

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