Bob Marley collectibles
Bob Marley was a reggae musician from Jamaica. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential reggae musicians in the history of popular music. A compilation of Marley’s most popular songs, Legend (1984), which was released three years after Marley’s death, is the best selling reggae album in the world. It had sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
Many items of music memorabilia relating to Marley have sold for considerable amounts of money at auction.
In December 2002, Christie’s New York sold a cassette tape featuring never before heard recordings of Bob Marley.
The tape was recorded during the 1960s and featured eight songs recorded by a young Marley in New York when he wished to be an American-style rhythm and blues singer.
The cassette sold for $26,290.
A 1972 Guild F112 acoustic 12 string guitar used by Marley to record the Kaya album in 1978 was sold by Christie’s New York for $15,535 in November 2003.
The guitar was owned by Junior Marvin of The Wailers and was used by Marley to record the songs ‘Is This Love?’ and ‘Time Will Tell’.
A card reading "Rasta/One Love/One heart/One Aim" and signed "Bob Marley Wailers" was sold by Heritage Auction Galleries in October 2007 for $10,157.50.
At the same auction, Heritage Auction Galleries sold a rare Japanese program book signed by Marley for $3,585.