Rare Barrett ticket up for auction soon
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 12 March 2016

Roger (Syd) Barrett and Anthony Stern art exhibition ticketTracks Auctions are holding a Beatles And Rock 'n Roll Memorabilia Auction with bidding starting on March 24th at 4pm GMT, with three items of interest to Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd fans.

Lot 72 is one of two extremely rare offerings - a ticket to Two Young Painters, an exhibition in 1964 at the Lion & Lamb in Milton, Cambridgeshire showcasing the emerging talents of Anthony Stern and Roger Barrett. The ticket comes with a letter from Stern giving the background to the exhibition. The starting bid is £200, with an estimate for this lot to sell for between £200 - £400.

Lot 73 is part of a larger lot of items that was originally purchased from the Cheffins Fine Art and Antique sale held in November 2006 through which the estate of Barrett was sold. On offer here is a collection of art material that includes an empty jar of insignia red enamel paint, a clip-on metal two-cup paint mixer, three different grades of pencils, a blue pen, a paint brush and a box of nine fountain pen nibs. The starting bid is just £1 with an estimate of £100 - £300.

Finally, lot 74 is an original Wall Performed Live programme from 1980, signed on the front by Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason. To get all four signatures (which appear genuine) together is unusual, and the starting bid for this is a slightly hefty £500, with an estimate of £500 - £1000.

At 4pm GMT on Thursday 24th March internet bidding will be opened. Bidders can register beforehand, log-in and then place bids on their site, www.tracksauctions.com. At 2pm GMT on Sunday 3rd April bidding will be paused for 1 hour, before the live online bidding begins at 3pm.