Edge’s student guitar made 21,000 to become the top lot at Whyte’s Rock Pop and Movies auction in Dublin on March 28. A buyer from California acquired the special piece of U2 memorabilia. Autographs by John Lennon and Yoko Ono sold for 1,250 over a top estimate of 500 and a guitar signed by Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton made 1,050 over a top estimate of 700. A guitar signed by Bob Dylan also sold for 1,050. A Pink Floyd The Wall watercolour by Gerald Scarfe made 2,800. A poster for The Bridge on the River Kwai made 1,300 and one for Psycho sold for 2,300. James Bond proved perennially popular. A poster for Dr. No, doctored by the Irish film censor, sold for 1,400 and posters for Goldfinger and Thunderball made 2,000 and 1,900 respectively. A Star Wars poster made 1,100.
A 1955 first pressing Sun Records disc of Elvis Presley singing That’s All Right Mama made 1,000 and two other Sun Records discs with Elvis from 1955 each made 280.
(See posts on antiquesandartireland.com for March 23, March 22 and March 13, 2015).