Cover Sir Michael Caine's belongings will be up for sale (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

The actor is offering up a selection of his belongings and film memorabilia for the next Bonhams sale, which will be held in March 2022

It's not often that an actor remains so culturally relevant for most of their career, but then again, there are not many actors like Sir Michael Caine. Beloved for his iconic voice, his Oscar-winning performance in Hannah and Her Sisters and his more recent portrayal as Alfred the butler in the Batman trilogy, he's also a stylish man whose collected six decades worth of valuable items. 

In a move to downsize his life alongside his wife, Lady Shakira Caine, the actor decided to partner with the Bonhams auction house to curate the sale of his movie memorabilia, accessories and personal objects.

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“It’s going to be quite a wrench to part with so many treasured parts of my life and career, but it’s the right time to be moving on. I hope these mementoes will give their new owners as much pleasure as they have given us," Caine said. 

Highlights from the sale include Caine's Rolex wristwatch, a portrait of the actor by John Bratby, original movie posters from Zulu and Alfie, a director's chair and his spectacles, alongside other mementos such as autographed pages. Estimates range from £500-50,000.

Charlie Thomas, Bonhams director of house sales and iconic collections, said, “Sir Michael Caine is a cinema legend internationally and a national treasure here in the UK. I know the Sir Michael Caine Collection Sale will excite great interest among collectors and film fans alike.” 

One portrait by Lincoln Townley is being sold in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), of which Sir Michael and Lady Caine have been long time supporters. 

Sir Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, said: “We are touched and extremely grateful he has chosen to donate all the proceeds raised from the sale of this fantastic portrait of him to such an important cause. We also thank the artist, Lincoln Townley, and Bonhams, for waiving their vendor’s commission from this upcoming auction. Fingers crossed the painting is sold for a price that is befitting of Sir Michael’s considerable talents and generosity.”  

The sale will be held in London on March 2, 2022. More information about the sale can be found here.


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