Former South African president Nelson Mandela has an incredible story to tell. The story of his life – from his roots as a young anti-apartheid activist, to later being jailed in South Africa’s notorious prisons “for life,” then finally to his freedom, redemption, statesmanship, and work in rebuilding and reuniting his once segregated country – are truly incredible. In 1994 he published an autobiographical novel entitled The Long Walk to Freedom, which has now been made into a film currently in limited release here in the USA. Take a look at the movie preview, below:
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If I had my way, I would decorate my entire house with cool movie memorabilia, and this item would certainly be on the list. Here is the description, from the listing:
“On-Set Memorabilia Package for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
This package includes a pair of boxing gloves and a set of Robben Island cell keys used in the film. Also included is an official movie poster signed by Producer, Anant Singh and Director, Justin Chadwick, as well as an 8″ x 10″ glossy photo of Nelson Mandela.
Please note: The poster has slight damage to the edges near the top right corner and both bottom corners. The bottom left corner of the photo is bent. (Please see images for more details.)”
Finally, there is this Mandela Red Ribbon Gold & Silver Coin Twin Set from SAGCE:
“Mandela Red Ribbon Twin Set is a set of 2 coins, presented in a stylized wood box, consisting of a 1/2oz (half ounce) gold and a 1oz (one ounce) silver Mandela medallion/coin. Both medallions feature an intricate engraving of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Nelson Mandela on the obverse, with the wording “A Long Walk to Freedom,” to commemorate his iconic legacy, reflecting the name of his biographical book and the recent feature film about him.”
These coin set appears destined to become one of those sought-after collectibles, as there are only 2,500 of these almost sold-out medallion/coins struck by the mint of Norway.
Other items benefiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation include:
- Marie Claire Style Consultation plus Meet & Greet with Nina Garcia
- Be an Extra in an Upcoming Tyler Perry Studios Production!
- Two Tickets to American Idol Season 13 Finale plus Meet & Greet w/ Ryan Seacrest
- And more!
So, no matter what kind of experience you are interested in, you are sure to find something to pique your interest (or to give as an amazing Christmas gift!).