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  • Prince's yellow boots smash estimate at star's memorabilia sale
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    Paul Fraser
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Prince's yellow boots smash estimate at star's memorabilia sale

A pair of Prince's stage-worn boots have auctioned for $75,000, demolishing their $12,000 valuation.

Prince wore the banana yellow silk boots (with white leather interior) during the 1987 Sign o’ the Times tour, and they remained in his rotation until 1992.

Prince boots

The boots gave the 5'3 star some added inches

They were the leading lot of a strong-performing sale of the musician's memorabilia at RR Auction on September 27.

"In addition to giving the diminutive performer extra height while on stage, these highly stylish boots are in keeping with Prince’s trademark flair and innovative gender-fluid style," explained the auction house.

Also selling superbly was Prince's backstage pass for the 1980 Rick James tour, which made $60,000 against an $800 valuation.

Prince opened for the funk star's Fire It Up tour in February 1980 and quickly began to steal the show. James accused Prince of copying his act. The pair never reconciled.

Prince backstage pass

Rick James accused Prince of stealing his act

Prince's handwritten draft script for Under the Cherry Moon, his 1986 musical comedy, also performed better than expectations – making $45,000.

“It is rare to have so much of Prince's handwriting in a single item, and outstanding to see the evolution of his creative thought process as it was committed to paper," said RR of the script for the widely derided work.

“His sense of humor shines in this script, and that it so closely resembles the final product makes it all the more remarkable.”

The estimate-busting sale is yet more evidence of the growing allure of the star's memorabilia following his death last year.

Prince's iconic Yellow Cloud guitar made $137,000 in June 2016, far beyond its $30,000 valuation.

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    Paul Fraser
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