Collecting From 1976 – Punk

Sotheby’s set a reserve price of US $5000 to $7000 for an original Joe Strummer and the 101-ers poster. The key is limited edition artwork.
Joe Strummer and the 101ers $5000 to $7000 estimate Sothebys

$5000-$7000 Punk Posters

Joe Strummer and the 101ers $5000 to $7000 estimate SothebysSotheby’s set a reserve price of US $5000 to $7000 for an original Joe Strummer and the 101-ers poster. The key is limited edition artwork.

Printed in black and red, paperbacked, designed by Julian Yewdall (J.Y 76), one of the members of the band (which preceded The Clash with Joe Strummer) with possible contributions by Joe Strummer himself. The poster was printed at the London College of Printing, in a batch of no more than one hundred and is in very good condition.

Fanzines

Sniffin GlueOnce photocopied and stapled by hand, now part of Punk Art and Literature. Watch out for fanzines from 1976.

According to The Financial Times, “Andrew Roth, a New York-based dealer” says “a complete run of the British punk fanzine Sniffin’ Glue in perfect condition is worth up to $40,000.”

T-Shirts and Knickers

Johnny Rotten’s ‘Anarchy’ shirt, customised with pen and ink slogans, fetched £3,995 in past punk auctions and an extremely rare pair of knickers from McLaren and Westwood’s shop, ‘Let it Rock’, realised £1,175.

Singles

God Save the QueenGod Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols can be found on Ebay for over $3000 on rising auction. A test pressing of a Damned single (with biro scrawl on the label) is over $2000.

Debbie Harry Signed Lyrics

Debbie Harry DreamingThe signed lyrics to Dreaming on a photograph of Debbie Harry from 1980 was sold for US $3750 by Sotheby’s. Earlier memorabilia from the New York punk scene in 1976, specifically centred at the now-defunct CBGB is valuable.

Inspiration: Punk Britannia

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Slits and more.

 

Fans! The People’s History of Pop

This episode of The People’s History of Pop, presented by Danny Baker, ends at 1976 and the start of punk.

 

 

 

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