‘Happy Days’ Star Henry Winkler Heaps High Praise on Classic Fonzie Items Up for Auction

by Matthew Memrick
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Henry Winkler’s memorabilia could soon get in your hands in an auction and the former “Happy Days” star said the stuff is quite impressive.

Over the pandemic, Winkler told the New York Post that he “finally realized I am a hoarder,” and so he went through some “spring cleaning.”

The result was 27 boxes of stuff, including a motorcycle. Part of the auction proceeds will go to his daughter’s charity.

Winkler said in a tweet, “What a selection if I say so myself.” He then provided the link to the auction. Take a look at the items here, and you’ll surely agree with The Fonz.

The Dec. 8 Bonhams Los Angeles auction will also feature one of his legendary “Happy Days” jackets. By the way, he’s keeping one jacket. Other jackets from the show are in personal collections and the Smithsonian museum. One jacket met its end during the show’s “Jump The Shark” episode.

“Happy Days” Star Auction To Include Entire Outfit

Henry Winkler told The Hollywood Reporter he found boxes of memorabilia from his work over the years, including “Happy Days” to “The Waterboy” and even “Scream.” The star is reportedly worth $40 million.

The famous jacket will go with a complete Fonz outfit with an estimated value of between $50,000 and $70,000. 

In the package, you’ll get an original pair of blue jeans, a T-shirt, and biker boots. The items are part of the 26-lot Henry Winkler Collection, part of the Bonhams’ TCM sale.

Need a motorcycle to go with it? Winkler’s selling his 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 bike from the show. The bike goes from $80,000 to $120,000 on the auction site.

One “Scream” item from Winkler’s collection is the famous Ghostface mask. The mask has an estimated value of $20,000 to $30,000. 

Winkler told The New York Post he had an entire T-shirt collection from every show he produced and even more swag from the shows he went on, including talk shows.

Other items included two Fonzie T-shirts he wore on the show and boots from his role in the 1974 Sylvester Stallone movie “The Lords of Flatbush.”  

“Happy Days” Actor Said He Wanted To Help Daughter’s Charity

Some of the proceeds from the sale will go to Zoe Winkler’s This Is About Humanity foundation. The charity works to help children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border around 2018. Henry Winkler said his daughter started it with a friend. 

Yahoo! reported there were a few things Winkler would not part with for the auction.

One item was a complete set of “Happy Days” trading cards still in the cellophane. The other item was an alien’s rubber head from the 1990s Fox Network show “Sightings.” The show broadcasted around the famous “X-Files” show. Reportedly, it was like a reality “news” show about the paranormal.

The 76-year-old actor is in the movie “The French Dispatch,” and it’s out in theaters now.

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