News-Antique.com - Sep 23,2016 - · The JustCollecting auction includes Charles and Diana's wedding cake
· A Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image puppet is also up for grabs
· Bidding ends on Thursday, September 29
Online auctioneer JustCollecting's September 29-ending auction offers bidders some of the weirdest memorabilia ever assembled:
A set of Beatles-used bedsheet fragments is one of the quirkiest items. The four 0.5cm by 0.5cm swatches were each slept on by one of the Beatles at Detroit's Whittier Hotel on September 6, 1964, after playing a show at the city's Olympia stadium. Estimated at £400.
The black satin underslip Madonna wore in 1990 promotional photos for her record company is valued at £3,000. The item comes with an original promo photo, showing Madonna wearing the underslip.
Abraham Lincoln's bedroom wallpaper has a £2,000 estimate. It comes from the only house Lincoln ever owned, in Springfield, Illinois. It was to this house and this wallpaper that Lincoln returned from the town's telegraph office on the night of November 6, 1860 – having discovered he had been elected America's 16th president.
A slice of Charles and Diana's wedding cake is also available. The fruitcake with cream cheese frosting comes in its original presentation box. Estimate: £1,500.
A Margaret Thatcher puppet from 80s British satirical programme Spitting Image is expected to make £5,000. Used regularly on screen, the puppet depicts Thatcher in manly attire (she was often shown using the urinals in the programme).
Pete Doherty's blood self-portrait is not for the squeamish. Both the artwork and the inscription incorporate the musician's blood. Doherty created the work for a Libertines fan in 2010. JustCollecting anticipates a winning bid of around £8,000.
A horse shoe Red Rum wore to win his historic third Grand National in 1977 also features. As one of only a possible four, its rarity and importance commands an estimate of £4,000.
A lock of Lord Nelson's hair, thought to have been snipped from his body following his death at Trafalgar, has a £10,000 valuation.
JustCollecting's Dan Wade comments: "Whoever said collecting is dull, clearly hasn't perused JustCollecting's September 29th auction. These pieces are real jaw droppers – and each will be great fun to own.
"Yet their fun factor shouldn't mask the fact that many are also fantastic pieces of history. Take Lincoln's bedroom wallpaper – it was there the day when Lincoln woke up a hopeful candidate and went to bed a president."
Bidding in the online sale is live now at JustCollecting, and ends on Thursday, September 29.
View the entire auction here: https://www.justcollecting.com/collector/paulfrasercollectibles/store?l=1&n=020916