Cheffins Fine Art - Syd Barrett Property Auction

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Cheffins Fine Art - Syd Barrett Property Auction

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Thanks to Vicki for the news.



It has been reported by Yahoo Music that Cheffins Auctioneers of Cambridgeshire will be selling some of the late Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett's property in an auction. The auction will take place on 29th and 30th November 2006 in Cambridge, England.

Amongst the items set to go under the hammer are pieces of artwork from the Pink Floyd founder, some signed, which have never been seen before.

Also up for sale are his bikes, which were hand painted by the former star, who lived out much of the last 30 years of his life as a recluse.

In a statement, Cheffins Auctioneers commented: "The auction will consist of items left by Syd in his Cambridge house. Syd spent his last years living a quiet, yet content life in Cambridge.

"Both his bikes, which he had used every day in Cambridge for visits to the local shops and pub were hand painted by Syd and will be included in this sale as will several pieces of furniture which Syd customised or made himself.

"He was passionate about, although not always competent at, DIY. Other items will include the easel, paints and paint table which Syd used regularly to paint.

"History of art and art were his great loves and this is seen in his artwork, his library and his writings, some of which were to be the foundations of an Art History book Syd wanted to write.

"The sale will also include other lots of various books, homemade speakers and a classical guitar."

The auction tales place at Cheffins Auctioneers fine art sale on November 29 and 30.

As more information becomes available (I have emailed Cheffins for details of the lots and some photos to share here) I will make it availbale on the website. Make sure you are subscribed to the newsletter to remain informaed.

Additionally, you may want to visit http://www.cheffins.co.uk.
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Both his bikes, which he had used every day in Cambridge...
He rode 2 bikes at once? Tallented man!
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I suppose this means "Octopus" was autobiographical?

You know, it's funny that two ordinary bikes will sell for hundreds of thousands to high-brow rich art freaks just because Syd doodled on them. (I wonder if we'll get to see pictures... I'd like to see how he handled a canvas as inflexible as a bike.
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I have requested some photos of the lots so hopefully we will see what he did to them!! 8)
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Here are some pictures of some of Syd's possessions being auctioned, pictures are from the Astral Piper (Syd Barrett Appreciation Society)
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Here's the Link: http://www.sydbarrett.org/mysticgems.htm
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I see nothing special with the bikes........ maybe he refinished them.
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this all is very odd :?
what?s the hurry, Rosemary (or is it you, Paul?). Need for (more) money already ?

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Those speakers are really bizzare.
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zag wrote:this all is very odd :?
what?s the hurry, Rosemary (or is it you, Paul?). Need for (more) money already ?

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well said.
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Thats a little cynical. But still, putting some random old dude's stuff for sale is a little bit tasteless!
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Post by wiped »

If fairness , he was true to his word ... the red bike has got a got a basket, A bell that rings and things to make it look good (the paint job)
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I'd like to know where the money is going from this. I would never bid on any of that is it was going into "Rosemary's" bank account.
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Chris Moise wrote:Those speakers are really bizzare.
and so was the designer :lol:
I bet Syd?s been reading Herriman?s Krazy Kat
I wonder how?d they sound... as they look very suitable for the early Stones music :lol:
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Yeah,tell us where the money's gonna go? Not sure of Syd's market or what?Why the rush?
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You're asking those questions, like she's on here. :lol: