Fans of the 1980s Manchester indie band The Smiths will have the opportunity to bid for a collection of memorabilia coming up for auction in June. A Devon man’s collection includes original press and concert posters, ticket stubs, tour programmes, prints and other promotional material. The lots include five 1980’s press posters including ‘William it was Really Nothing’, a rare Morrissey Suedehead promo sheet, the ‘Queen is Dead songbook with sheet music 1986 and ‘The Smiths 1983 Manchester’ original poster.
The collection will be offered in 100 lots with several grouped lots of press posters. In amongst the collection, there are some other rock band memorabilia including Sex Pistols, The Vaccines and even Jethro Tull. Estimates range from just £50 to £150 per lot.
Auctioneer Paul Keen “this a great collection and should appeal to the many of us who continue to enjoy the music of what was probably the most important band to emerge from the British indie music scene of the 1980s”.
The catalogue is being prepared and details will be posted online soon. The auction will be on Wednesday 9th June. If you have similar items we will be interested to hear from you.