Sale Catalogue
Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th December 2018

Public Viewing

Monday 10th December – 9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 11th December – 9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 12th December – 8.30am – 5.30pm (Guitars until 12 noon)
Thursday 13th December – 9am – 11am

Sale Start times: 11am each day (approximate selling rate of 80 lots per hour)

Important sale information

All lots sold under our standard Terms and Conditions of sale.

All hammer prices subject to buyers premium of 20% + VAT (24% total)

Comments on condition and originality in descriptions are for general guidance and our opinion only.

Buyers must satisfy themselves with the condition and originality of a lot before placing any kind of bid. Condition reports and extra images are available on request for those who cannot attend in person.

For information on how to bid, please see the relevant section on our website.

All non-EU buyers MUST ensure that they are aware of any potential CITES related shipping implications before placing a bid.

Day One – Guitars – Wednesday 12th December 2018

The Frank Allen Collection

Frank Allen (born Francis Renaud McNeice) is an English bass guitarist playing in Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers and The Searchers. He joined Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers as rhythm guitarist in 1961, until taking over bass duties in 1962, following the departure of Ben Jordan. In 1964, Frank joined The Searchers, replacing original bassist, Tony Jackson.

Frank Allen’s debut single with the band, and arguably The Searchers most iconic track “When You Walk in The Room”, made it to number three in the UK, with Frank sharing dual lead vocal duties with Mike Pender.


Still touring with The Searchers to this day, Frank also turned his hand to writing, including his books Travelling Man in 1999 and biography of the Searchers entitled The Searchers And Me – A History of the Legendary Sixties Hitmakers, as well as articles for newspapers and periodicals.

We are pleased to offer the following 24 guitars from Frank’s personal collection, some of which have been the tools of his trade throughout his musical career.

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Day Two – Amplification, Effects, Spares and Audio Equipment – Thursday 13th December 2018

Including the Tears For Fears 1996 Kings of Spain tour equipment

We are pleased to announce the sale of a large quantity of back-line equipment, used by Tears for Fears in their 1996 Kings of Spain tour. The collection includes amplification, rack units, synths, pedals and flight-cases. Many of the items are seen being used in various online videos documenting the tour. We can surmise that much of the equipment would have also been used earlier the bands career. Featured items can be seen in the images below. Full listings can be seen at .


Lot 829 – 2 Amps

Estimate £40 - 80

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