Update: This article was first posted August 29 and has been updated with dates, information, and links for the auction.
One of the most notable estates in Boston-Edison and Detroit will be selling history in October. Sold earlier in August for $1.65 million, 918 West Boston Boulevard—commonly known as the Motown Mansion—will be opening its doors for an estate sale with a worldwide audience.
The sale will be held October 12-14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Aaron Siepierski, owner of Aaron’s Estate Sales, tells Curbed that the sale of any historic or Motown items will be auctioned off live on October 13 and it will be broadcast worldwide. The live global auction will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 13, in the Athletic House of the Mansion. Those planning on attending or bidding should register here.
“The Steinway piano once owned by Gordy and played by the likes of Smokey Robinson and other Motown artists will be available at the auction as well as never before seen Gordy home movies and slides, and a selection of Motown awards,” says Siepierski. “An engraved goblet from Hazel Joy and Jermaine Jackson’s wedding, an organizational chart from a Diana Ross and the Supremes tour, and more will be among the collectible items offered during this very special estate sale and auction.”
There will be a $5 per person admission to the estate sale paid the day of the sale.