A prolific songwriter with a penchant for the outlandish, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince was a seven-time Grammy winner, leaving an outsized legacy in his wake. RR Auction’s team of consignment specialists has had the honor to successfully auction a number of Prince’s personal items, including collectibles that far exceeded previous sale estimates. Our sales will have you singing in the purple rain!
Prince’s handwritten lyrics for “Nothing Compares 2 U” fetched an impressive sum of $150,986 for its consignor, as did Prince’s custom-made Cloud guitar. “After being estimated to fetch a hefty $60,000, a Prince-owned custom Cloud electric guitar that went up for auction has been sold for more than double that, going for an eye-watering $132,868,” wrote Matt Owen from Guitar World.
Our clients are willing to pay top dollar for high-quality Prince collectibles, like Prince’s stage-worn yellow boots, because of our familiarity with those in Prince’s inner circle. Yahoo Entertainment covered this impressive sale, “Prince wore the shoes sporadically between 1986 and 1992, favoring them during his 34-date tour of Europe in 1987.” The yellow satin shoes pulled in an impressive $75,148, more than 6 times the estimated value of $12,000.
Other pieces from the late musician’s wardrobe such as his stage-worn black and white striped Bolero jacket, black polka dot vest, and ‘Purple Rain’ button-down shirt and cufflinks have made headlines in outlets like The Wrap. Each of these pieces fetched a combined sum of over $45,000.
With years of experience working directly with former employees and girlfriends of Prince over the years, RR Auction prides itself on our personal relationship with Prince memorabilia. We’re here to help you get the most out of your Prince memorabilia. Talk with one of our specialists today by submitting a consignment form below or give us a call at 800-937-3880!
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