Ex-Rolling Stones Bassist Bill Wyman Will Auction Instruments
He Will Sell Over 1000 Items From His Archive
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is set to auction off several items including instruments, clothes, awards, photos, concert posters, and other personal stuff at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills this May 29-31. Part of the proceeds will go to three charities – The Prince’s Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and CCMI – Central Caribbean Marine Institute.
In a statement, Wyman said: “Collecting and archiving has been one of the great pleasures of my life and will undoubtedly be one of my legacies. It feels like the right time to share my archive with the world. I hope people will get as much joy from my collections as I have.”
Some of the highlights of The Property From Bill Wyman And His Rolling Stones Archive sale include his 1962 Vox AC30 amplifier which is expected to fetch for $80,000 to $100,000. His 1969 Fender Mustang bass which he used between 1969 and 1970 during the Rolling Stones’ concerts and recordings is estimated to go for $300,000 to $500,000. Other items are his 1978 custom-built Travis Bean Custom Short Scale bass which might sell for $200,000 to $300,000, and his Dan Armstrong Prototype bass which could go for $100,000 to $200,000.
Bill Wyman will release his book titled “Stones From The Inside: Rare And Unseen Images” this March 4.