The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Valuable Rolling Stones Collectibles Discover the most expensive pieces of Stones memorabilia ever sold, from Brian Jones' guitar to Keith's Nudie suit and a host of rare documents and artwork.
News-Antique.com - Oct 25,2011 - 10. Stoned publishing contract
A publishing contract for the Stonesí song Stoned, signed on October 11 1963, sold for £9,400 at Christieís in 2002. It was signed by all members of the band including keyboardist Ian Stewart.
Stoned was the B-side to the Lennon/McCartney composition I Wanna Be Your Man and was the first song credited to Nanker-Phelge, the pseudonym for a composition by the entire band.
9. Acetate from first recording session
An acetate containing three songs from the Stonesí first recording session on October 27 1962 sold for £10,800 at Sothebyís in 2003.
It contained the tracks Soon Forgotten, Close Together, and You Can't Judge A Book.
Featuring a pre Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman line-up, with Tony Chapman on drums and Dick Taylor on bass, the recording was rejected by both EMI and Decca.
Decca signed the band the following year on the advice of Beatle George Harrison.
8. Mick Jaggerís jacket
Mick Jagger's jacket, worn onstage during the group's 1967 European tour, was sold with a photograph of Jagger by Bonhams in 2005.
Decorated with various oriental motifs and featuring a striped inner lining, it sold for £10,800.
7. Keith Richardsís Nudie Suit
An orange suit worn by Keith sold for $21,875 (£13,700) at Julienís Auctions in 2010. He wore the ensemble during the Stonesí 1973 European tour.
The Nudie Suit, made by tailor Nudie Cohn, features sunbursts and UFOs.
6. First contract
The Rolling Stonesí first contact, signed by Brian Jones on behalf of the Stones in 1963, sold for £15,000 at a CooperOwen sale in 2005.
The deal tied the Stones to the Impact Sound production company, run by Andrew Loog Oldham.
5. Keith Richards's Gibson ES350T guitar
A Keith Richards-used Gibson ES350T guitar sold for £19,000 at a Cooper Owen sale in 2005.
4. A tape recording of 1963 Crawdaddy gig
A reel-to-reel recording of the Stones performing at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, London during the summer of 1963 sold for £23,900 at Christieís in 2004.
The 14 song set included Roll Over Beethoven and Money.
3. Original artwork 1971 UK tour poster
Designer John Pascheís original artwork for the Stonesí 1971 UK tour achieved £27,000 at a Cooper Owen sale in April 2006.
It depicts a vintage car accompanied by a pair of stage curtains.
2. Brian Jonesís Harmony Stratotone guitar
Brain Jonesís Harmony Stratotone guitar, made in 1960 and used onstage by Jones in 1963 and on the bandís first single Come On Want To Be Loved, achieved £79,250 at Christieís in 2009.
1. Tongue logo original artwork
The original handrawn artwork of what has come to be recognised as the Stonesí logo sold for £300,000 at a Cooper Owen auction in 2005.
John Pasche designed the work at the behest of Mick Jagger. It was intended to be used for a Stones 1970 European tour poster but first came to light on the inner sleeve of the bandís 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
The band trademarked the artwork and it