A group of letters written by Rolling Stone Brian Jones to a teenage fan will go beneath the hammer at a Newbury public sale home subsequent week and are estimated to fetch £2,600-£3,400.
Particular Public sale Providers, primarily based in Loads Shut, off Hambridge Highway, will promote the letters in 4 tons on Tuesday (January 18).
The 4 letters had been written by Jones in response to these despatched by the seller to him through The Rolling Stones Fan Membership in 1965 and 1966. On the time, the teenage Chrissy, who was 14 on the time, had a crush on Brian and was eager to seek out out his deal with and cellphone quantity.
The letters are all signed with kisses and are being bought with their authentic envelopes. The primary is a signed private letter with the primary topic being an apology for ending his letters ‘I need to rush..’ and for not having the ability to give the seller his phone quantity.
Written in clear handwriting with signature, it’s dated December 31, 1965, and is anticipated to fetch £600-£800.
A signed photograph is being bought with the second letter during which Jones apologises that Chrissy couldn’t discover his home and features a clue as to the place he’s dwelling. The letter is dated February 3, 1966 and carries an estimate of £800-1,000.
The principle topic of the third letter (dated March 18, 1966) is his apologies that Chrissy didn’t discover his home once more and features a clue for his newest deal with – that is estimated at £600-£800.
Additionally carrying the identical estimate is the ultimate letter dated April 14, 1966, during which Jones writes that he had an amazing Christmas and that he had not heard the rumours about his home being haunted, however doesn’t imagine it’s, he additionally says that he would not imagine in ghosts.
SAS Music & Leisure professional David Martin stated Brian Jones has at all times held an essential place within the hearts of Rolling Stones and, certainly, of most rock music followers.
“His premature dying in 1969 on the age of 27 (one in all a outstanding variety of rock stars to die at that age) has solely added to the mystique surrounding him because the years have handed by.
“It might have been straightforward to dismiss the questions of a younger fan when life as a Stone was so full and hectic, however these very private letters present what an enthralling and nice particular person he will need to have been.”
Entry to the public sale is offered on-line, go to https://www.specialauctionservices.com/ for particulars.