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The First Prince Memorabilia Auction Was Held by NateDSanders.com with Prince Stage Worn Costumes

To buy, consign or sell for up to $50,000 each in our 2017 or 2018 Prince Memorabilia Auction, Prince Guitar Auction and Prince Stage Worn Costumes Auction, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Prince Memorabilia Auction

In March 2016, we were approached by Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia, and one of the earliest managers of Prince, from the 1970’s, Owen Husney, with a Prince played acoustic guitar, Prince stage worn costumes, Prince handwritten lyrics, etc.  We put together a nice Prince memorabilia auction for Mayte and Owen, but Prince sued and claimed that Mayte didn’t have proper ownership of the Prince stage worn costumes and claimed that Owen didn’t have legal possession of the rare Prince handwritten lyrics, etc. even though Owen says that Prince gave it to him as a birthday present.  Rather than get involved in an expensive legal battle with the Purple One, we withdrew all of our Prince stage worn costumes and Mayte and Owen picked their items up from us.  However, for the few remaining Prince memorabilia items that Prince did not claim ownership to, we sold them for big money and well established that we have big spending Prince memorabilia buyers.  A few weeks after we capitulated to Prince, he died.  After the auction, we had other Prince memorabilia that sold for five figures.  When we had our Prince auction just before his death, even though we had massive publicity for the Prince memorabilia auction including Rolling Stone magazine, it seemed that hardly anyone cared or had money to buy Prince memorabilia.  He was a star from thirty years ago in the current world of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.  But, when he passed, Prince memorabilia skyrocketed and the big spenders came out and that still holds true today.  If only, we had the auction, the month after his death, rather than the month before his death, we probably wouldn’t have been sued and his stage worn costumes that had trouble selling at around $10,000 – $30,000, might have brought in up to $100,000 each.  Please see our best price realized from our Prince memorabilia auction and afterwards:

Prince Worn Jacket From “Ultimate Live Experience” Tour

Prince owned and worn custom made metallic brown jacket worn throughout his 1995 “Ultimate Live Experience” tour. Specifically, Prince wore the jacket during European press conferences, publicity events and radio station interviews for the tour. Accompanied by a backstage pass that was found inside one of the jacket pockets.  Sold for $19,000.

Prince Memorabilia Auction Prince Worn Jacket From "Ultimate Live Experience" Tour

Prince Worn Jacket From “Ultimate Live Experience” Tour from the Prince Memorabilia Auction

Prince Worn Diamond & Amethyst Pin — In the Shape of His Love Symbol from our Prince Memorabilia Auction

Gold Prince ”love symbol” pin personally worn by Prince, and made of diamonds and amethyst. Custom-made pin contains an amethyst and 12 sparkling diamonds. Real gold is unmarked. Measures 2” from top to bottom with 1.5” needle in back. Minor scratching and tarnishing, overall very good condition. One of a kind piece from our Prince memorabilia auction. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.  Sold for $12,500.

Prince Stage-Used Handcuffs — Used During the Performance of ”The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” from our Prince Memorabilia Auction

Gold tone handcuffs covered in rhinestones, stage-used by Prince during the performance of his song, ”The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” on ”Soul Train” in May 1994 with Mayte Garcia, whom Prince would marry two years later. On the handcuffs, apart from the ratchets, each cuff is entirely filled with rhinestones. The pair is connected by two chains and is in working condition, with the key stamped ”PEERLESS HANDCUFF”. Opening on each cuff measures 2.25” when no ratchet ridges are showing. Length measures 9”. One missing rhinestone, minor chipping and scratching to ratchets, overall very good condition. Very unique and fun piece of Prince memorabilia. One of a kind piece from our Prince memorabilia auction.  From the collection of Mayte Garcia.  Sold for $12,500.

 

 

Prince Television-Worn Sweater — Worn During His 1999 Interview with Larry King — With LOA From Prince’s Fashion Collaborator

Prince television-worn sweater, referred to as ”The Prince Larry King Sweater”. The long-sleeve piece has an embroidered gold and white trim with a loop and bead enclosure down the front. With a mandarin collar and vertical stripes. As stated in the LOA from Domenic Serio of Serio Couture, ”the piece was personally worn by Prince and was one of only three sent to us because they were among his favorite fitting pieces…This piece served as a ‘guide’ for nearly every piece we created moving forward for Prince…It was worn by Prince…then sent back to Serio Couture to keep and use as a fitting garment for future designs.” Prince is also pictured wearing the sweater while lying down. Sweater measures 21” from underarm to underarm with 20” sleeves and 58” length. Near fine condition. Comes with LOA from Domenic Serio of Serio Couture.  Sold for $12,500.

 

Prince Worn Sweater — With LOA From Prince’s Fashion Collaborator

Prince worn sweater, referred to as ”The Prince Sweater”. The long-sleeve piece has an embroidered gold trim with a loop and bead enclosure down the front. With a mandarin collar and Egyptian pattern. As stated in the LOA from Domenic Serio of Serio Couture, ”the piece was personally worn by Prince and was one of only three sent to us because they were among his favorite fitting pieces…This piece served as a ‘guide’ for nearly every piece we created moving forward for Prince…It was worn by Prince…then sent back to Serio Couture to keep and use as a fitting garment for future designs.” Sweater measures 21” from underarm to underarm with 22” sleeves and 29” length. Near fine condition. Comes with LOA from Domenic Serio of Serio Couture.  Sold for $7,500.

 

Prince Worn Velvet Military Jacket — With LOA From Prince’s Fashion Collaborator

Prince worn jacket, referred to as ”The Prince Velvet Military Jacket”. The long-sleeve piece has 16 decorative buttons down the front, 2 hip pockets and 3 decorative buttons at each sleeve end. With 13” slit in back, 2-tone lining and collar tag that reads ”COUTURE / THE CLOTHING CO.” As stated in the LOA from Domenic Serio of Serio Couture, ”the piece was personally worn by Prince and was one of only three sent to us because they were among his favorite fitting pieces…This piece served as a ‘guide’ for nearly every piece we created moving forward for Prince…It was worn by Prince…then sent back to Serio Couture to keep and use as a fitting garment for future designs.” Jacket is a size S and made of velvet, cotton and wool. Measures 19” from underarm to underarm with 24” sleeves and 41” length. Near fine condition. Comes with LOA from Domenic Serio of Serio Couture.  Sold for $6,250.

 

Check Written to Prince With Full ”Prince Nelson” Endorsement Signature — One of a Kind from our Prince Memorabilia Auction

Check written to Prince by Owen Husney, the man who discovered and formerly managed Prince. Dated 15 July 1977, Prince signs his full name in blue ink to verso, ”Prince Nelson”. Written for $100, Husney was supporting the now-legendary musician, covering his day to day living expenses prior to signing with Warner Bros. Measures 6” x 2.75”. Bank stamps not affecting signature, else near fine condition. With an LOA from Owen Husney. Five percent of net proceeds on this item will go to the charity Our House LA’s Camp Erin for Grieving Children.  One of a kind piece from our Prince memorabilia auction.  Sold for $3,328.

 

China From Prince’s Wedding — Featuring Prince’s Love Symbol from Prince Memorabilia Auction

Piece of Lenox china, custom made by Prince for his wedding with Mayte Garcia. Large plate features Prince’s famous ”love symbol” design, along with piano keys and gilt edge. Measures 10.5”. Fine condition. One of a kind piece from our Prince memorabilia auction.  From the collection of Mayte Garcia.  Sold for $1,875.

To buy, consign or sell in our 2017 or 2018 Prince Memorabilia Auction, Prince Guitar Auction and Prince Stage Worn Costumes Auction, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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