Thursday of this week, March 17th, items once belonging to megastar Prince are set to go on the auction block.
The collection was donated by Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia and former manager Owen Husney and we’re sure they’ll be looking for a hefty return on the items.
Nate D. Sanders Auctions will open the bidding on March 17th for Prince’s prized 1959 purple acoustic Gibson guitar. Also up for grabs will be costumes worn by the singer on stage, a pair of rhinestone-encrusted gold handcuffs from “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” onstage, a 1978 demo tape (a must for diehard Prince fans), some of Prince’s handwritten lyrics for the song “In Love” handwritten and signed by Prince, and the 2.2-karat diamond engagement ring that Prince gave to his ex-wife, Garcia.
The ring, not surprisingly, will be the most expensive object in the Prince collection. The opening bid is expected to be around the $100,000 (£70,500) range. The ring will be sold with five handwritten notes that Prince wrote to Garcia on pink heart-shaped paper.
The singer’s 1959 Gibson guitar will also fetch a pretty penny. It comes with a letter of authenticity from ex-manager Husney; the bidding is expected to start at around $60,000 (£41,700). It is worth noting that five percent of the sold items profits will be donated to the charity, Our House LA’s Camp Erin for Grieving Children.
— JustCollecting (@just_collecting) March 4, 2016