£3,800

PLAY­BOY GEAR HEF-ER SO EX­PEN­SIVE

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by ROBIN COTTLE

A HOST of iconic pos­ses­sions be­long­ing to leg­endary Play­boy pub­lisher Hugh Hefner are set to go un­der the ham­mer.

His sig­na­ture red smok­ing jacket, cap­tain’s hat and per­sonal bound col­lec­tion of the saucy magazine are among the bits and pieces up for grabs at auc­tion.

The live sale at Julien’s Auc­tions in Los An­ge­les on Novem­ber 30 and De­cem­ber 1 is set to raise a five-fig­ure wind­fall for char­ity.

The smok­ing jacket is val­ued at £3,800 while his set of Play­boys is set to be the big­gest money-spin­ner – and is ex­pected to bring in more than £30,000.

Silk pyjamas, a first edi­tion of The Great Gatsby, Play­boy logo cuff­links, a club­card, a pass­port and a pipe are also on the agenda.

The lothario died last Septem­ber, aged 91.

The auc­tion house said: “We cel­e­brate the pop cul­ture icon and pub­lish­ing gi­ant who in­tro­duced the world to the Play­boy brand.

“Pro­ceeds of the sale will ben­e­fit the Hugh M. Hefner Foun­da­tion in sup­port of or­gan­i­sa­tions that ad­vo­cate for and de­fend civil rights, with spe­cial em­pha­sis on First Amend­ment rights and ra­tio­nal sex and drug poli­cies since 1964.” One of his daugh­ter’s, Christie, 65, paid trib­ute to her dad.

She said: “My fa­ther lived an ex­tra­or­di­nary life as a pub­lish­ing and cul­tural pi­o­neer and left a legacy his foun­da­tion will per­pet­u­ate.”

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