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More incredible Bowie items up for auction on January 29th at Omega Auctions!

January 14th, 2019 | by admin


Lot 194 – DAVIE JONES WITH THE KING BEES – LIZA JANE – ORIGINAL UK VOCALION PROMO (V 9221). Holy grail time for Bowie fans with the original UK 7″ demo of Liza Jane c/w Louie, Louie Go Home (Vocalion ‘DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE’ V 9221). The record is visually graded as VG with some surface marks and scuff markings to both playing sides. At no point do these extend deeper with no feelable scratches to mention. Playback is not distorted with both sides of this double header sounding as raucous as ever! The labels are nice and clean with the four pronged centre fully intact. Matrix: CPDRF-33317-T1-1C & 3318-TI-1C. Housed with a 60s Mercury company sleeve.

Lot 195 – DAVID BOWIE – S/T (SPACE ODDITY) – UK TRIDENT ACETATE. True piece of Bowie history with this UK single sided Trident acetate of the seminal eponymous album that would later become Space Oddity. Issued by Tident Studios with this side 1 of the album. Labels state the Trident Studios address with ’33 1/3 Stereo David Bowie Side 1′ hand written in pen. The record is in VG+ condition. Highly unusual for an acetate of the period, there is no deterioration to the aluminum lacquer based surface, there are some light hairlline and surface markings, none of which are of a heavier nature whatsoever. Upon listening to the record, there are some subtle differences in the mix compared to the final studio release. This is perhaps most notable in the track Cygnet Committee with the tempo different to that of the final recording from the middle of the track. There is also a distinct lack of overdubbing in the mix with these recordings sounding very ‘raw’ indeed.  Housed in a generic white sleeve. This sold for £11,500 at the auction.

354A – DAVID BOWIE AUTOGRAPH. A mounted and framed presentation to include images of David Bowie onstage, and a piece of paper presumably removed from a contract bearing a handwritten signature in black ink in the hand of David Bowie. Signature is an example of the signature used for official documents. Frame measures 25 x 20cm.

355A – DAVID BOWIE SCARY MONSTERS SIGNED ARTWORK. A framed piece of artwork, based on the sleeve design for Bowie’s Scary Monsters, signed faintly to lower right hand sign by David Bowie, dated 1980. Also signed to lower left side by artist Edward Bell and dated to 1980. Frame measures 29 x 17″.

356A – DAVID BOWIE SCARY MONSTERS GOLD BPI DISC. A mounted and framed gold presentation disc presented to RCA Records in 1980 to recognise more than 100,000 copies of Scary Monsters and Super Creeps. Measures 16 x 20″. In excellent condition.

357A – DAVID BOWIE FASHION BPI DISC. A mounted and framed silver 7″ presentation disc presented to RCA Records in 1980 to recognise UK sales of more than 250,000 copies of the ‘Fashion’ single. Measures approx 10 x 14.5″. In excellent condition.

354 – DAVID BOWIE SIGNED LETTER. A typed letter on the stationary of David Bowie’s ‘Bewlay Brothers’ publishing company detailing a request to the Performing Rights Society to direct royalties payments to his newly created company. Dated to November 26th 1976 and signed clearly in blue ink by Bowie as ‘David R Jones’. Features handwritten notes and tippexed amendments, likely by a secretary.  Authenticated by Roger Epperson prior to entry to this sale

357 –  DAVID BOWIE ‘ESSEN’ SIGNED WATCH. Limited edition promotional wristwatch in original plastic case with instructions, made by Swiss watchmaker Eta. The watch face features a printed portrait of David Bowie (believed to be a live shot from his Serious Moonlight tour, 1983) and is inscribed: “GREETINGS FOR THE ESSEN CONVENTION”, with a facsimile Bowie signature beneath, thought to be dated ’83. The dark grey strap is signed, “Bowie 91” in white pen. Believed to be one of only two signed versions of this watch of which 100 were made. The watch measures approx. 9” / 23cm, the diameter of the face is approx. 1.5” / 3cm.


358 – DAVID BOWIE 1960s UNHEARD RECORDINGS CASSETTE. A TDK – SA-C60 cassette (circa 1975-77) containing approximately eight minutes of studio recordings, by a young Davy Jones circa 1960s. The tape is sold with two inlay cards, one of which details the three recordings as being titled ‘How Can i Forget You’ (02.30), ‘I Live In Dreams’, which includes a false start and some discussion around key of the song (03.01 with restart) (Listen to a clip here) and ‘It’s My True Love’ (02.16) (Listen to a clip above) and one of which bears a printed facsimile circa 1960s signature of Davie Jones. Provenance: the vendor obtained the tape whilst clearing the flat of a friend and musician in London. The tape sold for £8,500 at the auction.

Here’s a link to the full catalogue

The auction is taking place on January 29th.

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