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Memorabilia Sale of the Century – Second week

All Items listed in the Memorabilia Sale of the Century are available by private bid only. Highest bid at the end of the sale secures the item. All are genuine as shown and come with a letter of authenticity and provenance. Your bid must be submitted in Pounds Sterling via email to merchandise@rubettes.com Bidding will last four weeks with the highest bid being published weekly for each item giving anyone who had previously bid the chance to increase their bid before bidding closes. Should you be successful with your bid you will be contacted via email as to delivery of item and method of payment via either Paypal or Bank Transfer. When making your bid the description reference number of the item must be included in the subject line. All items are uniquely collectable due to their association with the band and as such are likely to increase in value making them a sound investment for the future should you ever wish to part with it.

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Good Luck and Happy Bidding!



White Fender Stratocaster – Circa 1962 serial no. 82082

Bid Ref : WFS001                   

Rare collectable. Purchased by Alan in 1972.

All original. Recently serviced By Robbie Gladwell, Dr Robert’s Guitar Surgery

Featured on many Rubettes recordings including ‘Sugar Baby Love’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Little Darling’, ‘Oh La La’, ‘Julia’, and various other album tracks.

Excellent used condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £18,000.             Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Red Fender Stratocaster – Circa 1963 serial no. L21114

Bid Ref : RFS002                       

Rare collectable. Purchased by Alan in 1974.

All Original. Originally in White refinished in Red by Robbie Gladwell, Dr Robert’s Guitar Surgery in 1995. Recently serviced By Robbie Gladwell, Dr Robert’s Guitar Surgery.

Featured on various Rubettes album tracks.

Excellent condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £15,000.            Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Black Gibson Les Paul Custom – Circa 1968

Bid Ref : GLP003                        

Rare Collectable. Purchased by Alan in 1969.

All original. Body weight relieved modification by Gibson luthier Eddie Jones. Recently serviced by Robbie Gladwell, Dr Robert’s Guitar Surgery.

Featured on Rubettes recordings ‘Juke Box Jive’, ‘I Can Do It’, ‘You’re The Reason Why’, ‘Allez Oop’, various other album tracks.

Excellent condition. Rare collectable. One only

Bid Price Guide : £10,000.             Highest Bid : £8,000



White Gibson ES345 Stereo – Circa 1964

Bid Ref : WGS004                        

Rare collectable. Purchased by Alan in 1975.

This guitar had been refinished in white, original colour unknown. With gold plated fittings Alan says that it is the most beautiful guitar he has ever seen. Recently serviced By Robbie Gladwell, Dr Robert’s Guitar Surgery.

Featured on various Rubettes album tracks.

Excellent condition. Some refinish to paint surface cracking on back of neck. Rare collectable. One only

Bid Price Guide : £8,000.           Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Sunburst Dick Knight Custom – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : DKC005                      

Rare collectable. Purchased by Alan in 1975.

Commissioned and Purchased by Alan from London guitar maker Dick Knight in 1975.

This double cutaway guitar features a two Humbucking and one Telecaster bridge pickup combination with pearl inlays in the maple fingerboard and was built to Alan’s personnel design and specifications and as such is uniquely the only one of it’s kind in existence .

Featured on various Rubettes album tracks.

 

Excellent condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £5,000.             Highest Bid : £4,000



Zimaitis Acoustics Matching Pair 6st/12st – Circa 1977.

Bid Ref : TZA006                      

Extremely Rare. Only existing Pair.

Purchased by Alan in 1977 from World renown guitar maker Tony Zimaitis. Originally commissioned by Glen Campbell in 1976 but never completed for him this matching pair of 6 string and 12 string maple acoustics were finally finished and delivered with Alans personnel inscriptions in 1977. All original. Each guitar personally signed by Tony Zimaitis.

Featured on Rubettes recordings ‘Baby I Know’, ‘Come on Over’, ‘Moving’, ‘Kid Runaway’ and various other album tracks.

Alan’s personalised initial AJW scroll motif can be seen on headstock metalwork.

Excellent original condition. Highly collectable. One pair only.

Bid Price Guide : £40,000.            Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Vox AC30 Top Boost – Circa 1968 serial no. 7505D1630

Bid Ref : VTB007                       

Rare collectable. Purchased new by Alan in 1968.

This Vox AC30 is the personal amplifier of choice for Alan on stage and in the studio. This particular amplifier was used in the studio on virtually all Rubettes recordings throughout the 70’s and on stage with Alan on all tours and concert appearances during that period.

All original but for centre air vent replacement. Original Celestial Alnico speakers.  Recently serviced By Robbie Gladwell, Dr Robert’s Guitar Surgery. Comes with Vox plastic cover.

Excellent working condition. That great original ‘I Can Do It’ sound. One only.

Excellent working condition. That great original ‘I Can Do It’ sound. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £2,500.                   Highest Bid : £2,000



Peavey KB 100 Keyboard Amplifier – Circa 1974 serial no. 05544133

Bid Ref : PKA008                    

Purchased as a stage Keyboard Amplifier for the Rubettes first U K tour in 1974. All original with 15inch Speaker and 3inch Tweeter system. Channel 2 level knob is missing.

Good working order. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£550.             Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Japanese Suzuki Harp – Circa – 1975

Bid Ref : JZH009

Genuine Japanese instrument bought by Alan in Tokyo whilst touring with the Rubettes in 1975. Can be heard as featured played by Alan on the finally of the Rubettes hit ‘Under One Roof’. Comes with original carry case.

Excellent condition. Collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£250.              Highest Bid : £250



Selmer Flute – Circa 1969

Bid Ref : SSF010

Alan’s first and only wind instrument. This Silver plated Flute bought by Alan in 1969 when in the band ‘The Medium’ with John can be heard being played by Alan on the Rubettes album track ‘Highwaymans Lament’ from the album ‘Sign of the Times’

Comes with original carry case.

Excellent condition.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £ No Bids



French Gold Presentation Disc ‘Sugar Baby Love’- Circa 1975

Bid Ref : FDS011

Presented to Alan by Polydor France to commemorate the sale of 500,000 copies of the single ‘Sugar Baby Love’

 

Good condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £350



French Gold Presentation Disc ‘Tonight’ – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : FDT012

Presented to Alan by Polydor France to commemorate the sale of 500,000 copies of the single ‘Tonight’

Good condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £370



French Gold Presentation Disc ‘Juke Box Jive’ – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : FDJ013

Presented to Alan by Polydor France to commemorate the sale of 500,000 copies of the single ‘Juke Box Jive’

Good condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £300



Canadian Gold Presentation Disc  ‘Sugar Baby Love’- Circa 1974

Bid Ref : CDS014

Presented to Alan by Polydor Canada to commemorate the sale of 75,000 copies of the single ‘Sugar Baby Love’

Good condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Belgian Gold Presentation Disc ‘Juke Box Jive’ – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : BDJ015

Presented to Alan by Polydor Belgium  to commemorate the sale of 150,000 copies of the single ‘Juke Box Jive’

 

Good condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £350



German Gold Presentation Disc ‘Sugar Baby Love’- Circa 1975

Bid Ref : GDS016

Presented to Alan by Polydor Germany to commemorate the sale of 2,000,000 copies of the single ‘Sugar Baby Love’. Inscription on the reverse of the disc reads ‘To the Rubettes for over two million sales of the production SUGAR BABY LOVE in Germany.

 

Comes in presentation case.

Good condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£350.              Highest Bid : £320



French Gold Presentation CD album ‘The Best of Rubettes’ – Circa 1999

Bid Ref : FCD017

Presented to Alan by Polydor France to commemorate the sale of 100,000 copies of the CD album ‘The Best of Rubettes’

This CD award is the only one ever received by the Rubettes for a CD release.

New condition. Very rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £350.               Highest Bid : £280



Leather Bomber Jacket – Bienvenue En France – Circa 1990

Bid Ref : LBJ018

As featured by Alan on the CD cover ‘Bienvenue En France’

Alan’s Multi coloured genuine leather jacket, purchased in Germany whilst on tour in the early 90’s.

 

 

Good worn condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £350.              Highest Bid : £250



Rubettes Stage Suit – Circa 1989

Bid Ref : RSS019

70’s reproduction Rubettes stage outfit worn by Alan whilst performing in concert on several occasions during the late eighties early nineties.

Good worn condition. One only.

Price Guide £600.              Highest Bid : £400



Denim Jacket – Circa 1980’s

Bid Ref : ADJ020

Alan’s favourite denim Jacket purchased and worn by him during 80’s and 90’s.  Pure Nostalgia.

Good worn condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide £250.               Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Leather Flying Jacket – Circa 1980’s

Bid Ref : LFJ021

Alan’s personal brown leather flying Jacket. Lovingly worn and well used on virtually all of the thousands of flights in his airplane since the eighties. Alan has flown the Rubettes around Europe in his airplane for over thirty years and this Jacket would have been with him all the way.

Alan and his jacket about to take another flight

After arriving in his airplane Alan was picked up from Ronaldsway, IOM airport, plus jacket, by his chauffeur for the day Norman Wisdom.

Well travelled condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £400.               Highest Bid : £300



Flight Tee Shirt – Circa 1980

Bid Ref : FTS022

Awarded to Alan when he flew into Key West airport, Florida Keys, USA the most southerly airport in America in his hired private airplane whilst on holiday in 1980. Only given to private pilots who actually land an airplane in Key West. Alan has worn it with pride.

Excellent only worn once condition. one only.

Bid Price Guide : £60.                Highest Bid : £50



Seiko 5 sports speed timer Watch – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : SSW023

Model 6138-0040 serial No. 592038 Japan J

Purchased by Alan in Tokyo during the Rubettes Japanese tour in 1975 and has been used by him on every flight in his airplane as his flying watch. Made from stainless steel with stainless steel strap and self winding movement.

Excellent condition, good working order. Collectable.

Bid Price Guide £400.                Highest Bid : £450



Rubettes Photo Watch – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : RPW024

Produced as a merchandise sale item for the Rubettes 1975 European tour. The Rubettes first tour after being reduced to four members. Made from plastic material with self winding movement and photos of Alan, John, Mick and Tony on the watch face.

This watch is from Alan’s personal collection of memorabilia items from the seventies. Very Rare collectable.

Fair condition. Good working order. One only. Collectable.

Bid Price Guide £80.                 Highest Bid : £100



Rubettes 20th Anniversary Watch – Circa 1994

Bid Ref : RAW025

Produced as a merchandise sale item for the Rubettes 20th Anniversary in 1994. Made from Stainless steel with White face containing Red Rubettes logo and leatherette strap the movement is activated by self windup. Comes with presentation case.

New condition. Good working order. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £40.                Highest Bid : £40



Rubettes Complete Vinyl Singles Collection – Circa 1974 to 1979

Bid Ref : RSC026

Collection of all 19 original Rubettes single releases on 45 vinyl when signed to Polydor and State Records spanning five years 1974 to 1979 plus bonus 4 single releases between 1981 and 1989.

23 vinyl discs in total. Most in original picture covers.

Titles include : Sugar Baby Love/Tonight/Juke Box Jive/I Can Do It/Foe Dee Oh Dee/Little Darling/Under One Roof/You’re The Reason Why/Julia/Allez Oop/Baby I know/Ooh La La/Come On Over/Cherie Amour/Goodbye Dolly Grey/Little 69/Movin/Lola/Stay With Me/Kid Runaway.

Bonus Titles : Stuck On You/Don’t Come Crying/Keep On Dancing/New way of loving You.

Excellent/good never played condition. Unique collection. One only.

Bid Price Guide :£300.               Highest Bid : £ 180



Fan Club Magazines Set – Circa 1995

Bid Ref : FCM027

Complete set of 12 quarterly Fan Club magazines spanning 1995 to 1998 complete with French and German translations. Find out what was going on during that period with copy photos and stories of interest.

Desk top publishing was in its infancy at the time these magazines were produced and is reflected in the quality of the copy.

New condition. One set only.

Bid Price Guide : £80.               Highest Bid : £40



Rubettes Scarve – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : RBS028

Produce as a merchandise item for the Rubettes European tour in 1975 these satin material scarves contain photo of 5 Rubettes with the names Alan, John, Mick, Bill and Tony. When bidding please state colour preferred either White, Green or Mauve.

New condition. Collectable. Three only. One each colour.

Bid Price Guide : £30.                Highest Bid : £40



Rubettes Baseball Cap – Circa 1989

Bid Ref : RBC029

Produced as samples for a possible merchandise item in the eighties but never introduced to the market as competition to the famous Rubettes cap. These examples are the only ones known to exist.

When bidding please state colour and either ‘Rubettes’ or ‘Sugar Baby Love’. One item per person.



New condition. Six only. One each colour as shown. Collectable.

Bid Price Guide : £25.                Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Rubettes Picture Badge – Circa 1974

Bid Ref : RPB030

Produced as promotional souvenir item for Rubettes first UK tour in 1974. Metal material 6cm badge with safety pin catch showing all six Rubettes.

New condition. One only. collectable.

Bid Price Guide : £15.                  Highest Bid : £20



Rubettes Back Stage Pass Collection – Circa 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s

Bid Ref : RSP031

Collection of 48 Rubettes concert back stage passes and 16 other random concert VIP passes, 64 in total, from various festivals and shows that the Rubettes appeared at or attended as guests over four decades.

Excellent condition. One set only. Rare collectables.

Bid Price Guide : £100.              Highest Bid : £75



Shure Unidyne 111 Dynamic Microphone – Circa 1962

Bid Ref : SUM032

Purchased by Alan in 1962 when he formed his first band at school  ‘The Readygoes’ at the age of 14. He continued to use this microphone on stage throughout his early career in the ‘Unsuited Medium’ and then the ‘Medium’ with John and later in the studio to recapture that ‘live’ vocal sound.

Model 5455 series 2.  All original. Comes with on/off switch and original cable and jack.

Alan in the ‘Unsuited Medium’ PN club, Munich, Germany 1968.

Alan in his studio in Essex, UK 1977.

Good working condition. One only. Rare collectable.

Bid Price Guide : £450.                Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Pair Drum Sticks – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : RBP033

Only pair of surviving drum sticks used by John during recording of the Rubettes 1975 album ‘We Can Do It’. Both genuine sticks signed by him at the time.

Excellent used condition. Rare collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £100.                Highest Bid : £150



Rubettes Band Poster plus featured Cap – Circa 1974

Bid Ref : RBC034

Rare early poster featuring six Rubettes including Alan sporting a Red Cap. Poster comes with original Red cap as featured in photo.

Both in Good condition. One only. Rare collectable.

Bid Price Guide : £80.                Highest Bid : £80



Rubettes Band Poster – Circa – 1975

Bid Ref : RBP035

Rare poster showing five Rubettes just prior to them becoming four Rubettes.

Good condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £40.                Highest Bid : £25



Rubettes Band Poster – Circa – 1975

Bid Ref : RBP036

Rare poster showing four Rubettes in 1975 showing change in stage attire from suits and caps to similar but different outfits. However still maintaining that smart image.

Good condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £40.                 Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Rubettes Band Poster – Circa 1977

Bid Ref : RBP037

Rare poster showing four Rubettes during their ‘Baby I Know’ non suits non caps period.

Good condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £40.                  Highest Bid : £30



Rubettes Band Poster – Circa  1974

Bid Ref : RBP038

1974 Poster showing all six original band members in their iconic white suits and caps. Poster size : 80cm x 60cm.

Good condition. One Only.

Bid Price Guide : £40.                  Highest Bid : £10



Alan plus Rubettes  Poster – Circa – 1974

Bid Ref : ARP039

1974 Poster showing Alan in that iconic pose with his acoustic guitar plus all six Rubettes across the bottom. Poster size : 82cm x 53cm.

Fair condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £50.                   Highest Bid : £50



Rubettes Concert Posters – Circa 1977

Bid Ref : RCP040

Collection of six assorted concert posters as shown. Various sizes.

Good condition. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £75.                 Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Rubettes Transfers – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : RPW041

Rubettes Popstar Watchits transfers produced in 1975 as a tour merchandise item for the Rubettes First European tour. Stick your favourite Rubettes face wherever you want.

Comes in original packing.

As new condition. Collectable. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £30.                 Highest Bid : £10



Rubettes Coke Top – Circa 1975

Bid Ref : RCT042

Produced by Coca Cola in 1975 in France as a special promotional item    using images of the Rubettes to promote bottles of Coca Cola. Each of the Rubettes individual faces were to be randomly found stamped on the inside of a Coke bottle top as shown. As can be seen this one contains a picture of Alan. All Original.

Reasonable condition. Very Rare. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £50.                 Highest Bid : £60



Rubettes Complete Vinyl Album Collection – Circa 1974 to 1977.

Bid Ref : RCV043

All eight UK vinyl Album releases with original covers and inlays. Titles include : ‘Wear Its At’ ( complete with original paper cap), ‘We Can Do It’, ‘Rubettes’, ‘Sign of the Times’, ‘Baby I Know’, ‘Sometime In Oldchurch’, ‘Still Unwinding’, and ‘The Best Of the Rubettes’. Plus Bonus White Label Acetates of the albums ‘We Can Do It’ and ‘Sometime In Oldchurch’.

Very Good Condition, never played. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £200.                 Highest Bid : £200



Green Leather Boots – Circa 1970.

Bid Ref : GLB044

Made to personal order for Alan in 1970 and worn generally and on stage with Baskin and Copperfield. UK Size 7.

Good Lovingly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £100.                 Highest Bid : £50



White Leather Boots – Circa 1970.

Bid Ref : WLB045

Made to personal order for Alan in 1970 and worn generally and on stage with Baskin and Copperfield. UK Size 7.

Good Lovingly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £100.                 Highest Bid : £80



Red Leather Boots – Circa 1970

Bid Ref : RLB046

Made to personal order for Alan in 1970 and worn generally and on stage with Baskin and Copperfield. UK Size 7.

Good Lovingly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £100.                 Highest Bid : £ No Bids



Black Leather High Heel Shoes – Circa 1970.

Bid Ref : BLS047

Made to personal order for Alan in 1970 and worn generally and on stage with Baskin and Copperfield. UK Size 7.

 

Excellent Hardly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £120.                 Highest Bid : £ No Bids

 



Brown Snake Skin Leather High Heel Shoes – Circa 1970.

Bid Ref : SSL048

Made to personal order for Alan in 1970 and worn generally and on stage with Baskin and Copperfield. UK Size 7. You may recognise these feet? Alan can actually still get into them.

Excellent Hardly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £120.                 Highest Bid : £100



Green Leather Shoes – Circa 1974.

Bid Ref : GLS049

Worn by Alan generally and on Stage with the Rubettes during the bands early years. UK Size 7.

Good Lovingly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £150.                 Highest Bid : £80



Gatzby Leather Shoes – Circa 1974.

Bid Ref : LSG050

Worn by Alan generally and on Stage with the Rubettes during the bands early years. UK Size 7. Colour Blue/White.

Good Lovingly Worn condition. Nostalgic 70’s. One only.

Bid Price Guide : £150.                 Highest Bid : £150





 

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