The Major Tom spacesuit worn by David Bowie in the music video for Ashes To Ashes is one of the rare more than £1million worth of memorabilia to go on sale next month.
More than 1,500 lots, including around 500 pieces of music, will be sold at Propstore’s auction at Bafta headquarters in Piccadilly, London, from 3 to 6 November.
The collection includes merchandise from The Beatles, Oasis, Michael Jackson, Sex Pistols, Blur, Rihanna and the Spice Girls, from clothing to autographed posters.
Bowie’s space suit, the defining stylistic motif in his 1980 music video, is estimated to sell for between £60,000 and £80,000.
According to Propstore, the sale features one of the largest collections of Oasis memorabilia to have been auctioned in the UK, including Noel Gallagher’s sparkling silver Gibson Les Paul Florentine guitar, which can range in price from 300,000 to 500,000 pounds.
There’s also a stage parka by Liam Gallagher (£10,000-£15,000) and a trio of acoustic guitars from the Wonderwall video (£150,000-£250,000).
A plaid jacket worn by Sir Paul McCartney on the Morecambe And Wise Show can cost £25,000-$35,000 and a Nirvana playlist handwritten by drummer Dave Grohl on the band’s Nevermind tour, plus a ticket stubs, valued at between £5,000 and £7,000.
Elsewhere, Whitney Houston’s “The Dark Queen” outfit from her film The Bodyguard can cost between £40,000-$60,000.
An application for a gun license signed by Elvis Presley has received an estimated £40,000-$60,000.
Video of the day
Lots of lower value songs including Noel Gallagher’s handwritten lyrics for Oasis’ Wonderwall hit, Anarchy In The UK tour poster from the autographed tour shoes of Sex Pistols star Mel B and Spice Girls.
Stephen Lane, chief executive officer of Propstore, said: “Since 2014, Propstore has stepped up the game year after year with our Entertainment Memorabilia live auctions, carrying incredible cinematic relics surprised the market and continuously broke records.
“We are excited to keep this momentum going and we are introducing Music Memorabilia for the first time.
“Happing on the second day of the 4-day Entertainment Live Auction from Thursday, 3 to Sunday, November 6, 2022, we bring music fans and collectors alike to our hearts and minds. Get the chance to get your hands on some truly iconic musical memorabilia from some of the world’s greatest artists, including The Beatles, Oasis, David Bowie and many more. “
Propstore’s Memorable Entertainment Live Auction runs for four days from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/david-bowie-spacesuit-among-music-memorabilia-going-under-the-hammer-42039129.html David Bowie wears a space suit among musical memorabilia under the hammer