Bill’s Rolling Stones auction sees record-breaking sales

Bill’s auction of Rolling Stones memorabilia hit the high notes over the weekend, with record-breaking sales for his bass and amplifiers.

The auction, Property from Bill Wyman and His Rolling Stones Archive, saw several record-breaking sales following a frenzy of bidding from fans and collectors.

Featuring over 1,000 items from Bill’s archive, it was his bass and amplifier, among other instruments, costumes, awards and personal items, that set records.

Leading the charge was Bill’s 1969 Fender Mustang, used by Bill in Rolling Stones recordings, which fetched $384,000 – a new record for a bass that previously held by the sale of a left-handed Hofner bass presented to Paul McCartney. Bill’s 1962 Vox AC30 amplifier, which was instrumental in Bill joining the Rolling Stones, also set a record for the highest sale in an action. It sold for $106,250.

The auction was a huge success, especially for charities close to Bill’s heart. A portion of the proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, the Prince’s Trust, and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

Read the full auction report in Rolling Stone magazine.

 

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