Spectacular Auction Results - 11th September 2018
September 11 2018
Music fans from all over the world created a bidding frenzy in a memorabilia sale by music specialists Omega Auctions.
The collection of artefacts, including demo tapes, autographs, posters and other collectables, was split into more than 400 lots.
Just over 88% of the lots were sold for £201,500, with more than 500 bidders registering to bid live on the sale from all over the world.
Highlights include the first known recording of David Bowie, as 16 year old lead singer in a demo tape made with The Konrads. The eventual sale price was £39,360 against an estimate of £10,000 Promotional sketches by the fledgling star along with photographs and band documents sold for £17,130 against an estimate of £6,000-£11,000. An early Konrads poster from 1963 sold for £6,600 against an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
A fully signed album of rock band Led Zeppelin sold for £14,000 against an estimate of £3,000-£5,000.
The market for signed Abba memorabilia proved particulary strong with a collection of signed LPs and programmes selling for £5,700 against and estimate of £1,000 to £1,500.
Handwritten lyrics by Jimi Hendrix from around 1970 expected to sell for £7,000-£10,000, sold for £10,800.
An original 1966 UK one sheet poster for the Nashville Teens and The Reaction at Torquay Town Hall sold for £500 against an estimate of £100-£200 and a 1978 Blondie 'Picture This' poster sold for £660 against an estimate of £100-£200.
A collection of fan photographs of Prog Rock band Yes from the 1969 and 1970 Isle of Wight Festivals sold for £900 against an estimate of £100-£200.
Incredibly an original Smith's Tour T-Shirt from 1984 sold for £2400 against an estimate of £60-£100 whilst a Smith's Hand in Glove original celluloid sold for £1,680 against an estimate of £80-£120.
A Joy Division Shimmy mini poster from 1979 sold for £1800 against an estimate of £200 - £300.
A pair of vintage Mercedes from the collection of Rolling Stones founder Bill Wyman (one also previously owned by Mick Jagger) sold at estimate for £6,200 and £18,000.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather commented after the sale "It's been an incredible auction all round, with some record breaking results. It highlights the continued demand for top quality music and entertainment memorabilia."
Consignments are currently being accepted for our next entertainment and music memorabilia auctions on 16th October (The Beatles Collection) and 27th November 2018.