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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  1. It was a heady three days, Mr. Wyman, watching the Julien’s auction of your archive! I was excited and restless the entire time as there were items I wanted to bid on in each day of the auction. On the edge of my seat, I was fortunate enough to buy three separate lots that I will treasure forever…
    Thank you Bill Wyman- for enriching our lives with your unmistakable confident poise and timeless contributions to the music and literary world- I admire and applaud your career!

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  2. Hi Bill, what a wonderful and most generous act to share these precious and musically important items you have amassed over your career. What a man and what a life! I wish you all the best.

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  3. Danke für das Buch “Blues” und für die guten alten Stones Bass-Songs. Ohne dem wäre es dünner gewesen.
    Manfred

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