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Featured ItemsRue's Vintage Beaded Necklace [On Hold]
We don’t know where Rue got this necklace. She visited many reservations over the years and used to purchase a lot of Native American arts and crafts, so perhaps that was where she got it. Or, one of her little nieces could have made it for her. We really have no clue, but it sure is cute, and well made whoever did it. The necklace measures 25″ long and the little medallion is 1.75″ x .5″. Rue’s beaded necklace comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$175 NOW $87.50Rue's Carved Elephant Family [On Hold]
Rue grew up at a time when to be a “family” meant there was a husband, a wife, and at least one child. It took her many years and many marriages to give up on that fantasy and expand on her definition of what a family could be. Rue created a loving and supportive “chosen family” around her in the end; just like the girls did on “The Golden Girls.” Yet, she still would display the idea of the classic family she was hard-wired to believe in in various forms around her home. This little carved elephant group was one of those displays. The three pieces range in size from 2.25″ x 2.25″ inches for the “daddy” down to 1.75″ x 2″ for the “baby.” Rue’s carved wood elephant family comes with a Certificate of Authenticity form Estate of Rue.
$375Rue's Red Velvet Lounging Pajamas [On Hold]
These red velvet lounging pajamas are over-the-top! How glamorous can anyone be? It is almost required that one walks around carrying a martini in an up glass when you wear something like this! We suspect Rue wore these in a theatrical production because the draw string was pulled out and an elastic waistband sewn in, which is usually what a costumer will do to facilitate the quick changes needed on the stage. The two-piece outfit was made by “The Pajamagram Company” and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275 NOW $137.50Rue's Depression Era Footed Mini Pedestal [On Hold]
Rue owned a few mini-display platters, and there was no better feeling than walking into her Manhattan apartment and seeing one of them out on the sideboard or on the kitchen counter with a little treat waiting for you. Rue loved to bake and I can’t tell you the number of cupcakes that waited for me on this little platter over the years. This small piece is ideal for that single cupcake or a slice of warm banana bread, a wedge of cake, etc…. It measures 5.75″ across and stands 1.5″ high. It appears to be cut glass with a silver plated base. Rue’s Depression Era mini-display platter comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$275Original Examination Report From Rue's Visit With Infamous Doctor (And Those Are Rue's Vocal Cords!) [On Hold]
Right off the bat, let’s make clear that the photos on this medical examination report are of Rue McClanahan’s VOCAL CORDS, and not any other part of her anatomy! Obviously, this is a singular piece because it is a report about Rue’s vocal cords, with images and her name. But what is not as obvious, and what makes this piece doubly collectible, is that the doctor who conducted this exam and issued the report is the same woman who ended up playing a key role in the death of Joan Rivers a few years later – Rue dodged a bullet there! This report ought to be framed and preserved forever. Rue’s medical examination report of her VOCAL CORDS (!) comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$225 NOW $112.50An Early "Doodle" From Rue's Collection [On Hold]
This is a very early “doodle” from Rue’s collection. You can see many of the design features and shapes that she would use over and over throughout the years in this early piece, and there is a definite joy to the drawing that remained constant all the way through her “doodling” career. This original drawing is 9″ x 12″ and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.
$950 NOW $475