It seems quite a lot of big time rock memorabilia has come up for auction lately, and this next lot for sale is no different.
Prog-rock fans rejoice, memorabilia from the band Genesis is about to hit the block, and is estimated to be worth a cool $54,000 dollars.
It goes up for sale this month via Special Auction Services and the collection is owned by Peter Vickers.
Vickers, who has written articles about the band, as well as several books, started his collection in the 70’s and has some real collectables that include seriously rare vinyl.
When Peter Vickers passed away some years ago, his family decided that at the right time, ‘the items he collected should now be enjoyed by other Genesis fans,’ that time is now.
There are 340 items at auction. The items will include a stock copy US release of ‘The Silent Sun,’ the band’s very first single on the Parrot Label. This single is only thought to exist as a promo copy and now has an estimated value of up to $5,000 dollars.
Another rare record on offer is a mono copy of From Genesis To Revelation. Extremely rare, this will set you back around $1.000 dollars, and two 7-inch singles – an original Japanese copy of ‘I know What I Like’ and an original New Zealand pressing of ‘Where The Sour Turns To Sweet ‘ will set you back anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000.00 each.
Special Auction Services’ music guru, David Martin, said of the collection: “This is the best ‘one artist’ collection I have ever seen in terms of rarity, breadth and quality.” Adding: “I am a Genesis fan myself, particularly of the Peter Gabriel period, and consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the band, but there are many items in the collection that surprised me, With around 340 lots in total, this sale is not to be missed by any Genesis fan!”
If you’re interested in making a bid, or even just seeing the memorabilia up close, the auction will be held in the UK at 10am on May 16th.
Check out the full details here.