Auctioneers have said that the upcoming sale of Amy Winehouse memorabilia will be a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for fans.

The Los Angeles auction will feature hundreds of intimate pieces that belonged to the late star who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.

The sale is expected to raise more than £1 million with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the foundation that Winehouse's parents had set up in her name following her death at the age of 27.

The Grammy winner's dress from her final stage performance and her famous will Moschino bag from the 2007 Brit Awards will feature in the collection at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

Fans will also have a chance to bid for highly personal items from the singer's life like her iconic ballet pumps that she often wore on stage and even a birthday card that Adele sent her.

Martin Nolan, the auction house’s executive director, has said that it is rare for Winehouse memorabilia to go under the hammer.

Nolan told the PA news agency: “Very seldom has anything from Amy Winehouse come to the auction and then suddenly for over 800 items to become available, this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this collection and own something, even a little drawing, a card, a book, a piece of music, a roll case, or one of her amazing outfits.”

He added: “All these items tell a story about Amy.

"Sadly she was a member of the ’27 Club’, but when you look around you think, ‘wow’.

All she achieved in such a sort period of time. And that’s what we’re celebrating – a true icon.”

Winehouse, one of the defining talents of her generation, was known for her soulful voice and hit songs such as Back To Black, Rehab and Love Is A Losing Game.

What items will feature in the Amy Winehouse Auction?

The two-day auction is expected to raise over £1 million for the Amy Winehouse Foundation which was set up to raise awareness about the impact of drugs on alcohol on young people.

The halter minidress, which was designed by her stylist Nicole Parry, that Winehouse wore for her final stage performance in Belgrade a month before her death, is expected to sell for £14,500.

While the bold red leather heart-shaped Moschino bag that Winehouse brought to the 2007 Brit Awards – a night she won the British female solo artist award – could go for as much as £15,000.

The auction will also pay tribute to the singer by featuring other items that she wore on stage.

It will include the black Tina Kalivas slender fitting skirt with orange dots in a geometric pattern that Winehouse wore to the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2008.

This was the night that she won five of the six awards for which she was nominated.

When is the Amy Winehouse Auction?

The items included in the auction have been touring the world from South America, Europe and the U.S. so that the public can see them before they go under the hammer.

The Life and Career of Amy Winehouse auction will take place this weekend.

It will be taking place on November 6 and 7 2021 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.

The sale will also be streamed live and you will be able to bid online via