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  • Rare Rolling Stones photos valued at $7,500 with Omega Auctions
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    Paul Fraser
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Rare Rolling Stones photos valued at $7,500 with Omega Auctions

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, Omega Auctions is holding an auction packed with the band's memorabilia, including rare photographs and vinyl records.

Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet original art
The artwork was considered too crude for the band's record labels



The sale is being held in Stockport, UK on June 7 - the date that the band released their first single, Come On, in 1963.

The highest estimate of the sale is held by a collection of images from their 1965 gig on the Isle of Man, which are valued at £3,000-5,000 ($4,532-7,554).

The 17 negatives were taken at the island's Palace Ballroom on September 8, 1965 by Graham Spencer (now deceased). The copyright will be sold along with the photographs, complete with a letter transferring ownership.

Also starring is an extremely rare London Records proof of the banned cover artwork for the band's 1968 album, Beggars Banquet, which is estimated to sell for £1,000-2,000 ($1,510-3,021).

After the cover was rejected by both Decca Records in Britain and London Records in America, the band were forced to change to a plainer image. This proof artwork was hung in the office of a London Records executive, where it resided until 1997.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has some fantastic Rolling Stones memorabilia for sale, including this autographed card signed by the original line-up. PFC Auctions also has an incredibly rare photograph of Charlie Watts aged just 12 and an early postcard signed by the band in 1964.

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    Paul Fraser
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