Under the Hammer

Fancy owning Rory Gallagher's amp or Michael Jackson's hat? They're up for grabs

Beatles, Elvis, Jon Bon Jovi fan? There’s a piece of memorabilia from pretty much every rock star for sale at an auction in Dublin.

ALWAYS WANTED TO try on Michael Jackson’s fedora or perhaps you’d like to wear Madonna’s Live Aid jacket from 1985?

At the end of the month, Whyte’s Auctioneers in Dublin is holding a ‘Rock and Pop’ auction, putting a whole host of great memorabilia from the music greats up for grabs.

Among the big items will be an original Rory Gallagher amplifier, as well as a replica of his first Strat which is estimated value €5000-€7000.

w1 Rory Gallagher Fender Stratocaster Replica. Whyte's Auctioneers Dublin Whyte's Auctioneers Dublin

w2 Rory Gallagher's original backstage amplifier. Whyte's Auctioneers Dublin Whyte's Auctioneers Dublin

Michael Jackson material is also going to the highest bidder with his black Fedora hat up for grabs at an estimated €1,500-€2,000 or if Michael Jackson’s hat isn’t for you, what about Jon Bon Jovi’s? It’s worn and signed and selling for an estimated €200 – €300.

hat Michael Jackson's fedora Whyte's Auctioneers Whyte's Auctioneers

hat2 Jon Bon Jovi's hat. Whyte's Auctioneers Whyte's Auctioneers

Madonna’s Live Aid jacket is also for sale at an estimated €500.

jj Madonna's Live Aid jacket Whyte's Auctioneers Whyte's Auctioneers

For Elvis fans, for an estimated €800, you could own a signed postcard from ‘The King’ himself.

w4 Postcard signed by Elvis. Whyte's Auctioneers Whyte's Auctioneers

Followers of The Beatles can buy the 1963 concert collection, which is signed by all members for an estimated €1,500 to €2,000.

H2548-L58236870 (1) 1963 Dublin concert collection including autographs.

An electric guitar from one of the best guitarist’s in the world – Slash, formerly of Guns N’ Roses, is also for sale for €300-€500.

This photo of Art Garfunkel taken at Dublin Airport with Laurie Bird is also up sale, with the starting bid of €100.

H2548-L58237012 Art Garfunkel and Laurie Bird at Dublin Airport pic

Other items include memorabilia from U2, The Cranberries, Phil Lynott, Queen and the Boomtown Rats.

If you want to check out what is up for sale Whyte’s Galleries on 28 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 will be holding viewings on Wednesday to Friday 28-30 May, 10am-6pm daily and also Saturday 31 May, 9am to 12 noon only.

The auction will take place 31 May at 4pm.

Here some more lots you can get your hands on:

Whyte's Irish Art & Collectables Auctioneers / YouTube

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