Archives: January 30, 2019


Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Puts Guitars up for Auction

David Gilmour Puts Guitars up for Auction

Dave Gilmour, guitarist and singer with Pink Floyd has announced that he will display, then auction over 120 guitars from his personal collection later this year.

The focus on the former Pink Floyd vocalist and guitarist’s items will be on his Fender models, including Telecasters, Broadcasters, Stratocasters and Esquires.

Among the instruments up for grabs will be his 1969 Black Strat which he played on albums including The Dark Side Of The Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. Estimates say $100,000-$150,000 but could end up at any price.

David G says: “These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have gifted me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it’s now time that they moved on. 

Also saying “Guitars were made to be played and it is my wish that wherever they end up, they continue to give their owners the gift of music.”

All revenue from the sale of the instruments will go towards charitable causes. Estimates for the items start from $300.

The instruments will be displayed at Christie’s in London, from March 27-31, where fans will be able to see the full collection and ogle at the history behind them.

A certain number of them will then move to LA on May 7-11, which will then be followed by sale preview in New York before the auction which will take place between June 14-19

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June Whitfield Deceased, A short Biography of Career

Her big break was a lead in theBBC programme radio comedy Take It From Here which started in 1953. TV roles quickly followed, including appearances with Tony Hancock all the way through his television career. In 1966, June played the leading role in the television situation comedy Beggar My Neighbour which had a run of three series. She also had parts in 4 Carry On movies, these being films: Carry On Nurse 1959, Carry On Abroad1972, Carry On Girls 1973 and Carry On Columbus 1992.

In 1968, June and comedian Terry Scott began a long television collaberation, which peaked with their roles being husband and wife in Happy Ever After 1974–79, and Terry and June 1979–87. Then in 1992, June played Edina Monsoon’s mother in Absolutely Fabulous (AbFab) She also had a regular character in Last of The Summer Wine and a recurring character in The Green Green Grass, which was a spinoff from Only Fools and Horses.

During 1993 to 2001, June acted as Miss Marple in all twelve Agatha Christie Miss Marple novels on Radio by the BBC.

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Star Wars Episode IX, Some Information

Star Wars Episode IX is one of the most eagerly awaited movies in history, with the upcoming film set to top off the Skywalker saga after decades of onscreen adventures.

However, we still know little about what to expect from The Last Jedi’s sequel, which is being kept under wraps ahead of the beginning of filming in the summer.

The next episode of the Star Wars series will be released in UK cinemas on 19th December 2019, returning to the modern films’ traditional Christmas outing.

Star Wars Episode IX will be brought to the screen by JJ Abrams, who steered The Force Awakens in 2015 and successfully brought the franchise back to the fans.

Since Abrams took over, he has supposedly rejected the first script and written a new one with Chris Terrio, known for his work on Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Kelly Marie Tran, Domnhall Gleeson and Lupita Nyong’o are all confirmed to return for movie, with Joonas Suotomo (Chewbacca) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) in tow. Richard E Grant will also make an appearance

Big news among the returning cast is the inclusion of Carrie Fisher whose character General Organa will play a role in Episode IX due to previously unused footage for The Force Awakens. The late actress will appear in the film alongside Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams, who was long rumoured to be reprising his role as Lando Calrissian.

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Autograph Auction of Private Collection

A private collection of autographs is expected to sell in excess of £30,000 when they go up for auction at the end of the month.

Autographs including Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, The Rolling Stones and Beatles and UK Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill were personally collected by London-based Laurie Butcher over a period o f60 years.

Churchill’s autograph was collected when his wife gave pity on Laurie after he had stood outside their home all day in the pouring rain, waiting for them.

He collected autographs as a teenager in the 1950s, Laurie died in early 2018, requesting that the collection was sold and proceeds to be donated to The North London Hospice.

He knew that the family would not know what to do with the collection in the event of his death.

Jonathan Torode, Auctioneer and Principal Valuer at Excalibur Auctions Ltd said: “It’s a phenomenal collection of autographs and an incredible look at the social history of a man dedicated to collecting autographs of some of the biggest names from stage, screen and the sporting world.

An autograph from Walt Disney and the signatures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11 are estimated to achieve between £300-500 each. Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock and the stars of Monty Python are all estimated to achieve £200-300 each, while four lots of James Bond superstars are expected to sell between £80-250.

The 300 autograph lots will be sold by Excalibur Auctions Ltd on 26th January, together with other entertainment memorabilia and posters.


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