Bad news if you thought it might travel on from Liverpool, but good news if you want a piece of The Jam About the Young Idea exhibition, as it is being sold off in October.
It takes place via Adam Partridge auctioneers at the site of the current exhibition at the Cunard Building and is described as ‘one of the biggest rock n roll auctions to ever take place in Europe’. That’s for good reason.
The collection is currently being catalogued or the auction, but will contain over 800 lots, all of which will be sold with a possible sale total of over £500,000.
Buyers will be able to bid for four of Bruce Foxton’s guitars, Rick Buckler’s famous ‘Great White’ drum kit and some unique first record pressings, including an interesting example from Peru where the band’s name got lost in translation so appears on the cover as ‘The Ham’.
‘This is an unbelievable collection and some of the lots will be dream keepsakes to fans of the band and fans of British music,’ said Adam Partridge Auctioneers and Valuers auctioneer Chris Surfleet, who will be taking the two day sale.
‘The drum kit could be yours for £20,000-£30,000. We have EVERY RECORD PRESSING from every one of their releases, all original recording acetates, tour jackets and clothing worn by the band during their time together 78-82, including one of Weller’s pin stripe suits and a Wembley dressing gown,’ Chris added.
The auction starts at 10am on Friday the 7th of October and continues at the same time on Saturday the 8th of October. Viewing will take place on Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th October from 10am-8pm. Note that you probably don’t have to be there. Most of these auctions have online bidding via The Salesroom online.
If you haven’t got the exhibition as yet, it is still running and a few tickets are still available. See the official site for that.