A $50 million furniture sale is under way on Rock Island in Florida, as a collection of vintage furniture and other collectibles are auctioned off by the auction house at a high price.
The auction is part of the company’s “Dorothy” theme, which is to celebrate the classic Hollywood actress who portrayed the iconic title character in many of her films.
Rock Island Auction’s president and CEO Scott Stokes said the company had put together a collection that included vintage furniture, film props and collectibles from the 1950s to the 1980s.
He said the furniture had a high-end look and “was something you wouldn’t see anywhere else”.
“It’s a little bit of a surprise to us because we were kind of expecting it to be pretty similar,” he said.
Mr Stokes and his wife and two sons are among a number of people involved in the sale, which begins Friday at 8am.
“It is going to be a real thrill for us to see our kids at home,” he added.
“We were a little nervous at first but then we started to think, wow, this is really going to work.”
The auction will take place at Rock Island’s Rock Island Park, a private golf course that overlooks the beach.
It is not known when the items will go on sale.