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OT ..Pix from Christies Auction House


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I went to Christies auction house in Rockafellar Center - NYC today to see the Eric Clapton guitar collection that is being auctioned on Thursday... Blackie was there ...

very cool...they would not allow pix..

In another room at Christies they where auctioning off movie memorabilia...

here are a few pix I thought you might enjoy...

 

Bathrobe...worn by Marilyn Monroe

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Godfather.shirt worn by Al Pacino (Michael Corleone)

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Pattsi Kline Dresses

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Mind boggling--my guess is that Paul Allen bought Blackie..he certainly has the money available for such a high bid...

 

For Details, check out Money.Cnn.com .

 

SRV's Strat brought in $623USD--that's the guitar I would like to have..it would be a perfect match for my currently owned SRV-signature strat :thu:

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Originally posted by forceman:

Mind boggling--my guess is that Paul Allen bought Blackie..he certainly has the money available for such a high bid...

 

For Details, check out Money.Cnn.com .

 

SRV's Strat brought in $623,000 USD--that's the guitar I would like to have..it would be a perfect match for my currently owned SRV-signature strat :thu:

Sorry, meant this to be an edit--deep apologies for the extra bandwidth needed to download.. :o

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Here's some additional info on the auction:

 

NME.com

 

(emphasis added)

 

A guitar owned by ERIC CLAPTON has become the most expensive ever sold at auction after fetching $959,500 (£526,048) in New York last night.

 

The Fender Stratocaster, which Clapton called Blackie, went six times over its expected price of $150,000 (£83,000) following a frenetic bidding war at Christie's.

 

The guitar, first used by Clapton in 1973, was bought by the Guitar Center - a US chain of shops. Proceeds will go towards Claptons Crossroads addiction clinic.

 

It was a night of massive sales. The Guitar Center also bought Clapton's 1964 cherry-red Gibson ES-335 for $847,500 (£465,150) - more than 10 times its $80,000 (£43,892) estimate. And an acoustic guitar he played during his MTV Unplugged appearance in 1992 sold for $791,500 (£434,356).

 

A staggering $7.4m (£4.03m) was raised during the auction which also saw donated guitars from Brian May, BB King and Pete Townshend.

 

"I am thrilled at the result which is going to be of enormous help to us in achieving our long-term aims at the centre," said Clapton.

 

Clapton made Blackie from a number of different Stratocasters originally bought in Nashville, Tennessee. He decided to "retire" it when it began wearing out in 1991.

 

"I feel that that guitar has become part of me," he said Clapton. "It is still playable. It's immensely playable, but I suppose I was concerned that I was probably doing it more harm than good.

 

Published: 25-06-2004-10-21

 

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why would GC buy those guitars?

 

Do they plan on re selling them?

 

...or maybe they just wanted to donate mass amounts of money...

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Originally posted by Mr. Phil.:

why would GC buy those guitars?

 

Do they plan on re selling them?

 

...or maybe they just wanted to donate mass amounts of money...

Promotional items... Display pieces... International publicity...

And it's all deductible! (I assume. Maury?)

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dave. I asked the guy at Christies why he was selling the 3 guitars..

Blackie / the ES 335 and the Martin he used in Unplugged.

 

He said. Eric can write a check for anything he wants but giving up these guitars was a huge sacrifice. He felt he needed to do this to give back to those who have helped him during the times when he was dealing with the demons...

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