September 5, 2011

The AW/DM auction 'Collected' - how did it go?

Over 400 lots went under the hammer as Alan Wilder sold a large selection of musical/studio equipment and memorabilia at auction in Manchester. Many items were very collectable and held special value having been used extensively in the recording sessions for classic Depeche Mode & Recoil albums, as well as live performances on the 'Black Celebration', 'Music For The Masses', 'World Violation' and 'Devotional' tours. Focusing mainly on the years between 1982 & 1995, this was one of the most exciting career sales ever to hit the public domain.

If you followed the sale online, we are sure you will agree that it was a fantastic event. There were around 150 people in the room in Manchester, and 600 registered online from countries across the globe, all bidding for the 422 lots of which 98% were sold. 87% of the items were won by internet bidders.

Thank you again from Alan Wilder, the entire Shunt team, Omega auctions and to everyone for taking part and helping to make this such an enjoyable event for all concerned. Alan forgot to mention Tom Carpenter & Simon Forsyth in his intro speech both of whom were really helpful with keyboard repairs and advice, so thank you both.

For a detailed report of the two days in Manchester, read Sideline's report.

There are still some items for sale over the next few weeks at eBay. Go there now to catch more drumsticks, catalogue brochures, 'Collected' DVDs, drum skins and other equipment, all signed by Alan Wilder. Be quick as these will go fast.

There are also one or two items of equipment up for private sale at Serious offers for these will be listened to - the point of contact is

The full colour official auction catalogue is still available as a downloadable pdf and everything that was sold will continue to be previewed at our website. Discover the full history and condition of the items plus read Alan's comments on each piece.

Any further enquiries about the auction should be addressed to:
Telephone : +44 161 865 0838

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