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The sale features Simpsons memorabilia that will be sure to send Simpsons' fans around the globe into a frenzy. Stellar lots include a Simpsons pinball machine, a varsity jacket emblazoned with Simpsons characters as well as original, signed comic drawings.

simonhighlights_pinball Sam Simon's "The Simpsons" Data East Pinball Machine, Circa 1990
Estimate: $1 000-$2 000
Image via Sotheby's

simonhighlights_jacket Sam Simon's "The Simpsons" Jacket, Circa 1990
Estimate: $500-$700
Image via Sotheby's

Simon's collection also features pieces which captureshis life surrounded by famous figures from the world of arts. His mother was a gallerist, and he therefore met such icons as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and John Baldessari.

As somewhat of a child prodigy, Simon's talents as an illustrator were spotted early. He had lunch with Walt Disney, who predicted that Simon would become a huge star in the world of illustration. As well as illustration, he also wrote and produced for some of the US's biggest television shows, including Cheers and The Drew Carey Show.

simonhighlights_lunchbox 1993 Drew Carey Show Holiday Gift Lunchbox And Thermos Given To Sam Simon
Estimate: $300-$500
Image via Sotheby's

Simon was a boxing fanatic, and at the age of 40 he managed boxer Lamon Brewster, who became the 2004 World Boxing Organisation heavyweight championship, under Simon's management.

Simon's collection includes 19th-century bronzes by Auguste Rodin, George Nakashima design furniture, Mel Ramos' pinups and works by Ed Ruscha. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the Sam Simon Foundation, which he set up to provide mobile veterinary clinic to the residents of Los Angeles. Simon, who passed away in March this year of colon cancer, was noted for his charitable work which included funding marine projects and vegan food banks in the Los Angeles area.

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