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The personal belongings of deceased deceased chef Anthony Bourdain, including his personal chef's knife and vinyl record collection, were auctioned online at the end of last month and raised a staggering total of nearly $ 2 million

The personal belongings of beloved chef Anthony Bourdain, including his chef's knife and vinyl record collection, were auctioned online at the end of last month and raised an astonishing total of nearly $ 2 million.

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More than 3,000 people flocked to it iGavelauctions.com to bid hungry on 202 items from Bourdain's last week, with trinkets, clothing, furniture, and valued relics that go for far more than their estimated values.

The auction, which closed on October 30, comes more than a year after the death of the Bourdain, who was found dead in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg at the age of 61 after an apparent suicide by hanging in June 2018.

A & # 39; significant portion & # 39; of the astonishing $ 1,846,575 raised, is donated to the TV personality scholarship fund for students of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) – a matter that is very dear to the deceased chef.

The personal belongings of deceased deceased chef Anthony Bourdain, including his personal chef's knife and vinyl record collection, were auctioned online at the end of last month and raised a staggering total of nearly $ 2 million

The personal belongings of deceased deceased chef Anthony Bourdain, including his personal chef's knife and vinyl record collection, were auctioned online at the end of last month and raised a staggering total of nearly $ 2 million

One of the most important items on offer was Bourdain's custom knife, made by the respected American knife maker Bob Kramer, who went for an amazing $ 231,250 alone

One of the most important items on offer was Bourdain's custom knife, made by the respected American knife maker Bob Kramer, who went for an amazing $ 231,250 alone

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One of the most important items offered was Bourdain's custom knife, made by the respected American knife maker Bob Kramer, who went for an amazing $ 231,250 alone

The second most expensive item came in the form of Bourdain & # 39; s US Navy Jacket, which collected a bid of $ 171,150, and was given to commemorate the evacuation of his No Reservations crew from Lebanon aboard the USS. Nashville after the war broke out there in 2006

The second most expensive item came in the form of Bourdain & # 39; s US Navy Jacket, which collected a bid of $ 171,150, and was given to commemorate the evacuation of his No Reservations crew from Lebanon aboard the USS. Nashville after the war broke out there in 2006

The second most expensive item came in the form of Bourdain & # 39; s US Navy Jacket, which collected a bid of $ 171,150, and was given to commemorate the evacuation of his No Reservations crew from Lebanon aboard the USS. Nashville after the war broke out there in 2006

& # 39; We are extremely grateful that such a generous portion of these auction proceeds will support the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship from the Culinary Institute of America & # 39 ;, said Tim Ryan, president of the CIA, in a statement.

Top 10 most expensive items from the Bourdain auction:

1) Chef's knife from Bob Kramer Steel and Meteorite – $ 231,250

2) US Navy jacket – $ 171,150

3) Silver-plated bronze Michelin man sculpture – $ 61,250

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4) Ralph Steadman & # 39; s & # 39; Rats in the kitchen – $ 52,500

5) A Rolex Mens Oyster Pepetual Date Blue Dial and Stainless Steel Watch – $ 48,750

6) A Chrome Duck Press from the Paris episode of The Layover – $ 35,000

7) A Panerai Radiomir watch – $ 33,750

8) A teak flip-top desk from Peter Lovig Nielsen, Denmark, 20th century – $ 30,000

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9) Bronze Skulll and antler sculpture, Marco Pierre White – $ 26,250

10) Patek Philippe Calatrava Isochronism glass backside 18k gold watch – $ 26,250

Bourdain & # 39; s employee, Laurie Woolever, shared similar feelings, gratifying that & # 39; Tony & # 39; s art, furniture, watches, books and collectibles have found a new home with people who appreciate his sensitivities, and that sales of these items will enable future generations of CIA students to explore the world. & # 39;

One of the most important items on offer was the modified Bourdain knife, made by the respected American knife maker Bob Kramer, who went for an amazing $ 231,250 alone.

The sheet of steel and meteorite is a unique specimen with a rich background story. Bourdain had a good eye for craftsmanship and Kramer made what he considered the & # 39; best knife in the world & # 39 ;.

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Bourdain bought Kramer's knife after filming a show about how brutally difficult the knives were to make. Kramer charged him $ 5,000 for it in 2016, but it went up for more than 45 times that amount at an auction – despite being estimated at around $ 6,000.

The second most expensive item came in the form of Bourdain & # 39; s US Navy Jacket, which collected a bid of $ 171,150, and was given to commemorate the evacuation of his No Reservations crew from Lebanon aboard the USS. Nashville after the war broke out there in 2006.

The auction, which closed on October 30, comes more than a year after the death of the Bourdain, who was found dead in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg at the age of 61 after an apparent suicide by hanging in June 2018 (photo: Bronze Skulll and Antler Sculpture by Marco Pierre White, sold for $ 26,250)

The auction, which closed on October 30, comes more than a year after the death of the Bourdain, who was found dead in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg at the age of 61 after an apparent suicide by hanging in June 2018 (photo: Bronze Skulll and Antler Sculpture by Marco Pierre White, sold for $ 26,250)

The auction, which closed on October 30, comes more than a year after the death of the Bourdain, who was found dead in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg at the age of 61 after an apparent suicide by hanging in June 2018 (photo: Bronze Skulll and Antler Sculpture by Marco Pierre White, sold for $ 26,250)

Furniture was also included in the auction, with this Peter Lovig Nielsen Teak Flip Top Desk, from the 20th century Denmark selling for $ 30,000

Furniture was also included in the auction, with this Peter Lovig Nielsen Teak Flip Top Desk, from the 20th century Denmark selling for $ 30,000

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Furniture was also included in the auction, with this Peter Lovig Nielsen Teak Flip Top Desk, from the 20th century Denmark selling for $ 30,000

All the artifacts sold at the auction had a special meaning for Bourdain, either as gifts from friends or special purchases in connection with memorable experiences from his writing or television appearances, and his travels (photo: Bourdain & # 39; s silver Michelin man statue ($ 61,250))

All the artifacts sold at the auction had a special meaning for Bourdain, either as gifts from friends or special purchases in connection with memorable experiences from his writing or television appearances, and his travels (photo: Bourdain & # 39; s silver Michelin man statue ($ 61,250))

A Rolex Mens Oyster Pepetual date blue dial and stainless steel watch, $ 48,750

A Rolex Mens Oyster Pepetual date blue dial and stainless steel watch, $ 48,750

All the artifacts sold at the auction had a special meaning for Bourdain, either as gifts from friends or special purchases in connection with memorable experiences from his writing or television appearances and his travels (photo: Left, Bourdain & # 39; s silver Michelin) man statue ($ 61,250) and, on the right, his A Rolex Mens Oyster Pepetual Date blue dial and stainless steel watch, $ 48,750

A Ralph Steadman illustration named Rats in the Kitchen was sold for $ 52,500

A Ralph Steadman illustration named Rats in the Kitchen was sold for $ 52,500

A Ralph Steadman illustration named Rats in the Kitchen was sold for $ 52,500

All items sold at the auction had a special meaning for Bourdain, whether as gifts from friends or special purchases in connection with memorable experiences from his writing or television appearances, and his travels.

Other items that made a steep sum were a silver Michelin man statue ($ 61,250), a Ralph Steadman illustration called Rats in the Kitchen ($ 52,500), a chrome duck press ($ 35,000) and a signed script given to Bourdain by the cast of The Simpsons ($ 18,750) from the moment he appeared in an episode in 2011.

A handwritten menu from Henry Miller, signed and given to Bourdain by his son Tony Miller, raised more than $ 19,300.

& # 39; The overwhelmingly strong results were exactly what we had hoped for & # 39 ;, said Lark Mason, Jr., owner of Lark Mason Associates and iGavelauctions.com. & # 39; Anthony Bourdain connected with many, many people and he was loved and an intensely original person who lived fully. & # 39;

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After his suicide last year, the other assets of Bourdain were left to his 12-year-old daughter.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 offers people in need, or those around them, 24-hour support. Or, to make contact with a counselor via the Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741.

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