As a result of my mother and father had been totally superior and understood their teenage daughter’s obsession with ’70s rock, they gave me tickets to Queen’s “Fats Bottomed Women” tour for my nineteenth birthday. However these weren’t simply any tickets. They had been fourth-row middle. From my up-close and private viewpoint, I watched Queen make rock and roll historical past. I used to be captivated by the music and the highly effective vocal vary, showmanship, and electrifying stage presence that was Freddie Mercury.
Even at this time, in music and vogue, few figures are as legendary and flamboyant as the long-lasting Freddie Mercury. Together with his wild, outrageous private type and practically four-octave vocal vary, he left an indelible mark on the world of leisure. Past his mesmerizing performances and Queen’s timeless hits, there is a component of Freddie’s persona that has develop into practically as legendary as his music—his fastidiously groomed mustache.
In a novel occasion that may captivate music lovers and collectors alike, Freddie Mercury’s property is about to be auctioned by Sotheby’s, providing followers an opportunity to personal a tangible piece of the rock legend’s legacy. His comparatively unassuming grooming device, a Tiffany’s sterling silver mustache comb, has already surpassed its preliminary public sale estimate of $500 to $600 and is at present sitting at £26,000 or roughly $33,000.
There are a complete of six auctions: The Evening Sale, closing Sept. 6; On Stage, closing Sept. 7; At Home, closing Sept. 8; In Love with Japan, closing Sept. 11; Crazy Little Things 1, closing Sept. 12; and Crazy Little Things 2, closing Sept. 13 (which is the place the mustache comb could be discovered).
If the sterling silver mustache comb doesn’t stir your soul, maybe this kaleidoscopic collection of cats is extra your type. Apparently, Freddie Mercury was a cat individual. Who knew?
The extra conventional rock memorabilia collectors will discover gold records, images, lyrics, and stage wear. For everybody else, attractive vintage furnishings, beautiful art work, ceramics, and a plethora of 18th-century Edo-period woodcut Japanese prints are additionally obtainable.
Along with the public sale, Sotheby’s is internet hosting a London exhibition, “Freddie Mercury: A World of His Personal,” at their New Bond Avenue galleries via September 5.
Extra details about this spectacular public sale occasion, its choices, and the London exhibition could be discovered at Sotheby’s.