Lynbrook, NY, USA, September 19, 2022 — Charles Manson’s original booking form, with fingerprints, for the Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969, a full Psittacosaurus dinosaur skeleton plus other prehistoric items, an archive of material relating to Barbra Streisand and items signed by JFK and the Beatles will all come up for bid in Weiss Auctions’ Iconic and Eclectic auction on Thursday, September 29th.
The online auction, packed with approximately 500 rare and unusual items, will start promptly at 10 am Eastern time. And, as tantalizing as the abovementioned items are, none are expected to generate as much interest as three early items pertaining to Elvis Presley – including one of three original master recordings from The King’s first-ever recording session in 1954 for Sun Records.
More on that later. First, the original “Los Angeles Consolidated Booking Form Jail Custody Record” with Charles Manson’s thumbprints, created when Manson was first booked for robbery and homicide in the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. Manson was already being held on car theft charges when detectives were dispatched to arrest him following his murder indictment.
Booking details note that his occupation was “Musician”, he had no social security number, nor was he employed, he had “No One” to contact in an emergency, and that he possessed a “light, ball point pen, misc. papers” and $7 when arrested. On verso appears Manson’s thumbprint, taken when booked by “R. Tate #J8922”. The booking form should bring $25,000-$35,000.
The full Psittacosaurus dinosaur skeleton, about 18 inches tall and 24 inches long, has been professionally repaired and restored. It appears to be missing a few pieces but is still a rare, amazing piece (est. $15,000-$25,000). Psittacosaurus is a genus of extinct ceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of what is now Asia, existing between 126 and 101 million years ago.
Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the Iconic and Eclectic auction slated for Thursday, September 29th, visit www.WeissAuctions.com.