Auc­tion fans out of tune with Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s child­hood pi­ano, which she used to write her first song at age five, didn’t hit a high note at an auc­tion in New York. The up­right pi­ano (pic­tured) failed to meet its re­serve price when Los An­ge­les-based Julien’s Auc­tions of­fered it as part of the Mu­sic Icons mem­o­ra­bilia sale at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. The pi­ano had a pre-sale es­ti­mate of $100,000 to $200,000. A spokes­woman for the auc­tion house wouldn’t dis­close the re­serve, the low­est price a seller will ac­cept for an item. It wasn’t im­me­di­ately clear if the pi­ano would be of­fered for sale again. More than 85 Elvis Pres­ley items also were auc­tioned by Julien’s. They in­cluded a 1969 Gib­son Dove gui­tar that Pres­ley’s fa­ther made for him. It sold for $334,000.

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