Bricker Tunis Furs Auction to Support the House
Local Furrier Supports Ronald McDonald House of Detroit with Special Auction
Furs Worn by Famous Actresses on Award-winning TV Show For Sale in West Bloomfield
West Bloomfield, MI…. It’s official! A collection of eight elegant fur coats, capes and stoles worn during the 1980s hit TV series “Dynasty” has arrived from Hollywood, returning home to Bricker Tunis Furs. The furs were purchased from the furrier for use on the show and were worn by actresses Joan Collins, Linda Evans and Diahann Carol.
Bricker Tunis Furs, which is celebrating 100 years in business, is holding a special auction of these fabulous furs on Jan. 18, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 6335 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield. The community is invited to this luxury auction, with champagne, wine and light appetizers, and music by Mike and Mike.
Ten percent of all sales that evening – the auction furs and other merchandise – will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.
The starting bid for the white Russian lynx valued at $200,000 and worn by actress Linda Evans, who played Crystal Carrington, is $20,000. Opening bids for other furs worn on the show start at $1,350. There will be good deals for savvy shoppers and those who want something exotic to wear at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.
Owner Arthur Bricker is ecstatic over the return of his furs, which have been in cold storage in Hollywood since the show ended after airing on ABC from 1981-1989. The TV series centered on a wealthy Denver family in the oil business and the actresses were known for their fabulous furs and elegant attire.
“I was so excited to find out we could get these furs back. They are like brand new, all in perfect condition and absolutely gorgeous. These are definitely pieces that women will love. They have timeless appeal as premier furs. By auctioning them, we can help raise money for a good cause, the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit.”
Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Jennifer Litomisky is appreciative of this grand effort to raise funds for the House, which will go toward the $3 million expansion campaign.
“We’ve had an excellent partnership with Arthur Bricker for the past several years and with this generous donation, we will be able to name a room or area at the new Detroit Ronald McDonald House in honor of Bricker Tunis Furs,” Litomisky said. “Funds raised by this auction will continue to support the families and children we serve. We are grateful to Arthur for including the House in this auction.”
The furs and other starting bids can be viewed at the Bricker Tunis Furs store, 6335 Orchard Lake Road, at the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield, or online at www.brickertunisfur.com. Bids are accepted now through the day of the auction.