12/05/2014 : A round up of our 7th May sale.
GIBSON GUITAR HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES......
Twice a year Adam Partridge Auctioneers hold a specialist section of rock and pop memorabilia within the monthly auction at our Liverpool saleroom, and on Wednesday 7th May, the first of this year’s events drew a large crowd all seeking a slice of musical memorabilia. This section was led by a rare 1950’s Gibson acoustic guitar which was consigned in wonderful condition producing an excellent tone. There was a huge amount of pre-sale interest and no less than four telephone bids lined up to battle against the on-line buyers to own this fabulous instrument. The hammer eventually fell at £2150 to one of the telephone bidders who will hopefully be playing it already!
Amongst the 10,000 records on offer were three particularly scarce copies of 1970’s LP’s consigned through our Macclesfield saleroom. Two were by the heavy rock trio May Blitz and were their first two albums “May Blitz” and “2nd of May”, and sold above estimate for £400. The third was a further LP by rock band Web with the brilliantly named album “I Spider”, which achieved £250. There were also rare photographs and ephemera signed by Michael Jackson (£460) and Witney Houston (£190).
The antique and collectors’ section of the auction was topped by a large bronze sculpture by noted Liverpool artist Sean Rice. “Spring Time” was the title of the large figure and a buyer in the room battled against the internet before the latter secured it for a mid-estimate £1950. This just beat the £1800 which took home a diamond and emerald ring in the strong jewellery section. Starting the auction were two pairs of fine mid 19th century yew wood Windsor elbow chairs, consigned from a period property on the Wirral. The high back pair of chairs brought £740, and the near matching low back chairs sold for £640.
The next auction is on Wednesday 4th June and is the first of this year’s toy auctions, for further details please contact the saleroom on 0151 709 8070.