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Johnny Cash's Grammy Sells for $160,000
Johnny Cash's Grammy trophy for a project with three of his friends sold for $160,000 Wednesday (Sept. 15) during the second day of an auction at Sotheby's in New York City. More than 750 items from the estate of Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, are up for auction. Both died in 2003. Cash's 1986 Grammy for best spoken word or non-musical recording was expected to fetch $5,000-$6,000. The trophy was awarded for his involvement in a collection of interviews discussing Class of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming, an album he recorded with Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. On the other hand, some bids were lower than projected. A 1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur sedan, estimated to bring $50,000-$60,000, sold Wednesday for $47,500. The auction, which continues through Thursday (Sept. 16), has already raised almost $2 million.
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