Ronnie Wood memorabilia auction achieves 28% increase


2015-06-26 13:02:14


Ronnie Wood memorabilia auction achieves 28% increase

Jo Wood's highly publicised auction of her ex-husband Ronnie's memorabilia sold well

The personal memorabilia collection of Ronnie Wood saw strong bids on October 26 in California, despite the Rolling Stones guitarist saying he was "shocked and disappointed" at the auction.

The sale was held by Ronnie's ex-wife Jo Wood following their separation in 2008, with the guitarist claiming that he had not agreed to his belongings going under the hammer. Despite the controversy, the auction exceeded its $500,000 high estimate by 28%, realising an estimated total of $640,000.

Ronnie Wood signed guitar auctionWood is also a successful artist, with many examples of his work sold at the auction

At the top of the auction was Wood's own 1955 Fender Stratocaster in the classic sunburst finish, which brought a 6.6% increase on its $50,000-60,000 valuation to sell for $64,000.

It was followed by another Stratocaster, which Wood had custom painted with a scene of the Rolling Stones in the recording studio. Signed AP/Ronnie Wood in black felt tip, it soared past the expected price of $8,000 to achieve $22,500 - a 181.2% increase.

A group of four of Wood's velvet jackets, which he is often pictured wearing, also sold with excellent results. Made by Gucci, Armani and other top designers, they sold for $8,750, a 629.1% increase on the $1,200 high estimate.

Ronnie Wood auction cardboard cut-out guitarThe most dramatic increase was seen by the Keith Richards signed cut-out

Remarkably, some of the strongest bids of the entire auction were seen by a cardboard cut-out of a guitar which Keith Richards gifted to Wood for his birthday. Inscribed "To Ronnie from Keith" and "Merry Christmas", the cut-out described a custom guitar which Keith was having made especially for his band mate. Exceeding all expectations, it sold for $6,875, beating its $300 high estimate by 2,191%.

Those that missed out in the auction have a chance to gain some more rare pieces of Rolling Stones memorabilia with Paul Fraser Collectibles. We are currently offering a signed original sketch from Ronnie Wood, along with Mick Jagger's handwritten lyrics to an unpublished song. See the full collection here.

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