Bowie’s handwritten Starman lyrics deal for a stellar £200,000

Key takeaways: 

  • Cost multiple times more than gauge as A4 sheet purchased by Tasmanian historical center.
  • David Bowie’s transcribed verses to his 1972 tune Starman have sold for more than £200,000 (A$334,958) at closeout, multiple times their assessed deal cost.

The melody included in his fifth collection, The Ascent and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Bugs from Mars, urged the artist to global stone and pop fame.

The transcribed verses were initially assessed to get up to £40,000 (A$66,991) and sold for £203,500 (A$340,819), including the purchaser’s premium.

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Olivier Varenne, head of acquisitions, coalitions, and assortments at the Historical center of Old and New Craftsmanship (Mona) in Tasmania in Australia, was the triumphant bidder.

“We overdid it and paid excessively,” Mona’s proprietor and pioneer, David Walsh, said Wednesday.

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