Me­mora­bilia suc­cess at Bon­hams

Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

Rock and pop me­mora­bilia re­cently stole the show at the En­ter­tain­ment Me­mora­bilia sale at Bon­hams, Knights­bridge in De­cem­ber. The top lot in the sale was an acous­tic gui­tar owned and played by Robert Smith, lead singer of The Cure, which was of­fered with es­ti­mates of £3,000 to £5,000 but achieved £27,500 af­ter a lengthy bid­ding bat­tle on the tele­phones. A Schecter sig­na­ture RS -1000 acous­tic gui­tar was per­son­ally do­nated to the Brighton based chil­dren’s char­ity Amaze. The gui­tar was used through­out The Cure’s 2008 World Tour and the body is signed and in­scribed by Smith with the lyrics for That Boy I Never Knew, a song yet to be re­leased.

An­other sale high­light was With The Bea­tles, a rare copy of the 1963 al­bum signed by each mem­ber of the group, which sold for a stag­ger­ing £18,750. Ap­par­ently the sig­na­tures were ob­tained by the as­sis­tant stage man­ager at the Liver­pool Em­pire whenT he Bea­tles were per­form­ing there at the early height of their ca­reer. The ded­i­ca­tion reads, “To Bar­bara” (the man­ager’s girl­friend at the time). Visit www.bon­hams.com for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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