June and Johnny on the Block

Today is the second in a three-day Sotheby’s auction of personal artifacts from the late Johnny and June Carter Cash. The first day took in over $1.2 million. The auction estimate was only $1.5 mil., so it’s anyone’s guess what the end total will be. If you have a high-speed connection and some time, check out the mini-site for the auction, which features background on the couple and photos of select lots. Items sold yesterday include a 1956 Sun single of I Walk the Line presented to Johnny (est. at $800-1,200, sold for $18,000) and a Maybelle Carter/June Carter Cash double neck guitar (est. at $1,000-1,500, sold for $10,200).

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