Back in the ’80s, Willie Nelson kept a hideaway home in Evergreen, Colorado, but in 1991, after Red-headed Stranger went through a divorce and a well-publicized tangle with the IRS, the house was sold as-is to a real estate investor, who put the contents of the home in storage.
In addition to furniture and home accessories, the home contained “a vast number of trunks that were filled with an incredible array of vintage Willie Nelson memorabilia. Concert t-shirts, tour itineraries, backstage passes, posters, event programs, photos, press folders, promotional material.”
The materials, untouched since they were put away 26 years ago, are now being offered in an online auction that begins on Saturday at 1 p.m. C.S.T.
A few notable items in the collection include lyrics to the song “Down in Dripping Springs” handwritten by Johnny Cash, letters to Willie and his then-wife Connie from Jane Fonda, Robert Redford and Richard Pryor, a New Testament Bible and, believe it or not, a gold-plated bidet.