Top 10: Bob Marley memorabilia

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2015-06-26 10:27:49

10) Signed newspaper page - $3,585

A page from the Swedish national newspaper Expressen from June 8, 1976 with an inscription and signature of Bob Marley, plus Wailers signatures. Sold for $3,585 at Heritage Auctions in November 2009.

9) American Express card and bank cheques - $3,680

Bob Marley’s American Express card, dated 8/80 to 9/81. Issued to Robert N Marley Island Records Inc, signed Robert Marley. Sold for $3,680 at Christie’s in February 1998. Three bank cheques with Marley’s signatures achieved the same price at the same auction.

8) Signed copy of Exodus - £2,125 ($4,205)

A copy of 1977 album Exodus, signed and inscribed by Marley ‘Love Rasta Fari Live, Bob Marley… Basil and Marilyn, Love Rasta, Bob Marley’. Sold for £2,125 at Christie’s in July 2008.

7) Worn tour work shirt - $6,900

An iconic denim work shirt worn by Marley during his Tuff Gong Uprising tour, circa 1980. Sold for $6,900 at Christie’s in February 1998.

6) Signed souvenir program - £4,000 ($7,916)

An illustrated souvenir program for Bob Marley and the Wailers Uprising Tour 1980, signed and inscribed by Bob Marley and the Wailers on the centrefold next to their respective photographs. Sold for £4,000 at Christie’s in July 2008.

5) Handwritten lyrics - $10,120

A sheet of partial lyrics for Ambush in the Night, handwritten by Bob Marley for the 1979 album Survival. Sold for $10,120 at Christie’s in February 1998.

4) Rasta signed card - $10,157.50

A Bob Marley signed Toshiba Records card reading: ‘Rasta / One Love / One Heart / One Aim / Bob Marley Wailers’. Sold for $10,157.50 at Heritage Auctions in October 2007.

3) Acoustic guitar - $15,535

A 1972 Guild F112 acoustic 12 string guitar, owned by Junior Marvin of the Wailers and used by Bob Marley on the Kaya album,sold for $15,535 at Christie’s in November 2003.

2) Bronx Jam cassette tape - $26,290

1960s era audio cassette tape, with never before heard versions of eight early Bob Marley songs. Recorded in the Bronx with established R&B musician Jimmy Norman, the tape is known as the Bronx Jam. Sold for $26,290 at Christie’s in December 2002.

1) Lyrics and set lists in notebook - $72,000

A notebook belonging to Bob Marley’s sometime Art Director Neville Garrick in which Marley wrote many lyrics and set lists. Sold for $72,000 at Christie’s in December 2006.

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