Cher collectibles and memorabilia
Cher collectibles and memorabilia are items relating to the American singer and actress Cher.
Cherilyn Sarkisian was born on May 20th, 1946 in El Centro, California, and reached international fame after joining with her now ex-husband Sonny Bono to form the group Sonny and Cher. The couple started recording duets together when Cher was still a teenager and they had their first hit single in 1965 ("I Got You Babe"). The couple also starred in their own television series titled The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour between 1971 and 1974.
Sonny and Cher divorced in 1975 and Cher went on to pursue a successful solo career not only in the music industry, but the film industry as well, and has received numerous nominations as well as awards for her roles in Moonstruck (1987) and Silkwood (1983). Cher also starred in several other films, such as Mask (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Mermaids (1990), If These Walls Could Talk (1996) and Tea with Mussolini (1999), to name a few.
Besides being known for hits like "If I Could Turn Back Time," "Half Breed" and "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves," she was also known for her "risque" and provocative stage costumes as well, most of which were designed by Bob Mackie. Cher also started performing shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 2008 to 2011.
Types of memorabilia
Guernsey's in New York sold a costume that was worn by Cher on The Sonny and Cher Show for $6,500 in March of 2008.
Julien's in Beverly Hills sold Cher's pink sweater for $1,900 in June of 2009.
Julien's in Beverly Hills also sold Cher's floral beaded stage costume for $24,000, her war bonnet for $12,000, a gown that she wore at the Academy Awards for $19,200, her "Laverne" costume for $10,800, and her Gianfranco Ferre bodysuit and skirt for $13,200 in October of 2006.
Guernsey's in New York sold a costume that was once worn by Cher for The Sonny & Cher Show for $1,000 in March of 2008.
Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles in Los Angeles sold an original pencil and charcoal portrait of Cher drawn by Douglas Bunn for $1,400 in April of 2010.
Julien's in Beverly Hills sold Cher's gothic-style walnut cabinet for $2,200, her upholstered chaise lounge chair for $3,000, her Victorian oak cheval mirror for $12,000, her Gothic-style side cabinets for $33,000, her Lalique "serpent" molded glass vase for $33,000, her Tiffany Bronze & Favrile glass lantern for $18,000, and her Victorian walnut cabinet for $12,000 in October of 2006.
Julien's in Beverly Hills sold Cher's 2005 Bentley for $204,000, her 1956 custom F100 Ford for $108,000, and her 2003 Hummer for $45,600 in October of 2006.
Julien's in Beverly Hills sold Cher's Van Cleef & Arpels necklace for $90,000, her silver and diamond peace sign necklace for $13,200, her diamond skull and crossbones necklace for $19,200, her Cartier diamond "panthere" wristwatch for $18,000, and a black "Cher" wig for $16,800 in October of 2006.
Profiles in History sold a Cher wax figure dressed in her historic Oscar gown for $3,000 in May of 2009.
Guide for collectors
Memorabilia that dates back to the 1960s and 1970s, or more specifically, when Cher used to perform on The Sonny and Cher Show, is considered to be the most rare and valuable. Memorabilia that was once worn or used by Cher during a historic performance, awards ceremony or movie is also considered valuable as well.
Restoration of an authentic Cher costume is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage.
For more information regarding where to find Cher memorabilia, visit www.chershop.com or her official website at www.cher.com.