Syd Barrett Auction Fetches £119,890

Resources & Links

MS Excel Spreadsheet with Final Lot Sale Prices | Page with Prices on | Syd Barrett Artwork Photos | BBC News Story on Final Sale


Still Life With Lemons and Green Bottles on a Shelf, signed SB Jan 06. £9,500!

The sale of Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England on 28th and 29th November 2006.

The sale of the 77 items raised a staggering GBP £119,890 (USD $233,786 – Euros 177,437). The ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and the two bicycles over £10,000!

The sale included such things as his armchair he used to sit in at 6 St Margaret’s Square, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders, bikes, books and his surviving paintings!

The sale catalogue described Barrett – who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 – as a man with a “total disinterest in materialism”.

What is believed to be the final painting he did and did not destroy fetched £9,500! It was signed and dated with Jan 06.

You can view a full list of all the lots on this page or download an MS Excel Spreadsheet with final sale prices in Pounds Sterling £, US Dollars $ and Euros.

Feel free to discuss the sales on the forum on this thread.

Lots and Final Prices in Various Currencies

Lot Item Description GBP £ USD $ Euro
Lot 737 Still life with lemons and green bottles on a shelf signed RB Jan ?06 £9,500 $18,525 € 14,060
Lot 741 Still life of Dried Flowers painted at Camberwell School of Art £8,500 $16,575 € 12,580
Lot 720 Summer Landscape oil painting £6,500 $12,675 € 9,620
Lot 688 Abstract painting ? mixed media £6,000 $11,700 € 8,880
Lot 711 2 x ink stylised landscapes £6,000 $11,700 € 8,880
Lot 718 Abstract of Gog Magog Hills £6,000 $11,700 € 8,880
Lot 744 Syds Bike with basket, bell that rings and things to make it look good £5,500 $10,725 € 8,140
Lot 710 Pie Chart showing Summer and Winter solstice £5,000 $9,750 € 7,400
Lot 743 Syds earlier bike painted blue £5,000 $9,750 € 7,400
Lot 733 A painted stool £4,400 $8,580 € 6,512
Lot 719 Earth and Sky watercolour £4,200 $8,190 € 6,216
Lot 725 A collection of 23 art reference books £4,000 $7,800 € 5,920
Lot 735 A modern junior classical acoustic guitar £4,000 $7,800 € 5,920
Lot 672 Landscape, Cambridgeshire, mixed media £3,800 $7,410 € 5,624
Lot 740 Syds principal scrap book £2,200 $4,290 € 3,256
Lot 701 Two A4 ring binders of notes £2,000 $3,900 € 2,960
Lot 717 Syds art materials £1,800 $3,510 € 2,664
Lot 683 An A5 spiral bound notebook and another smaller notebook each containing notes on history £1,700 $3,315 € 2,516
Lot 729 The remainder of Syds library £1,700 $3,315 € 2,516
Lot 727 A psychedelic cushion £1,600 $3,120 € 2,368
Lot 700 An A4 ringe binder of notes £1,500 $2,925 € 2,220
Lot 728 Collection of 8 maps and travel related books £1,400 $2,730 € 2,072
Lot 738 A homemade bread bin with clothes pegs £1,400 $2,730 € 2,072
Lot 673 Two A5 spiral notebooks £1,300 $2,535 € 1,924
Lot 690 Syds Chair ? a cream leather reclining armchair £1,100 $2,145 € 1,628
Lot 732 A pair of homemade speaker cases £1,100 $2,145 € 1,628
Lot 677 A modern desk lamp £900 $1,755 € 1,332
Lot 724 A copy of The Compact Oxford English Dictionary £900 $1,755 € 1,332
Lot 682 Syds artificial Christmas tree and decorations £800 $1,560 € 1,184
Lot 684 Sharp micro system in original packaging with ?Roger?s old HiFi? written on the box £750 $1,463 € 1,110
Lot 699 A Caucasian wool kilim carpet £700 $1,365 € 1,036
Lot 712 A homemade trinket box £700 $1,365 € 1,036
Lot 721 An adapted and stained side table £700 $1,365 € 1,036
Lot 736 A pair of homemade and painted speaker cases £700 $1,365 € 1,036
Lot 692 Syds basic tool kit £650 $1,268 € 962
Lot 707 A garden bench £650 $1,268 € 962
Lot 674 A pair of homemade curtains printed with dancing animals £600 $1,170 € 888
Lot 703 A small modern rug £600 $1,170 € 888
Lot 716 A homemade and painted workbox £600 $1,170 € 888
Lot 723 A homemade and painted table £600 $1,170 € 888
Lot 671 A modern personalized Sanyo Micro Component system £550 $1,073 € 814
Lot 698 A pair of easy chairs £550 $1,073 € 814
Lot 714 Syds easel £550 $1,073 € 814
Lot 678 A homemade side table or footstool £480 $936 € 710
Lot 680 A homemade side table £480 $936 € 710
Lot 715 A homemade and painted letter rack £480 $936 € 710
Lot 739 Syds scrap book generally empty bar 5 pages £480 $936 € 710
Lot 689 Homemade light box £460 $897 € 681
Lot 709 A homemade and painted side table £460 $897 € 681
Lot 713 A Work Mate £460 $897 € 681
Lot 731 An adapted and painted laminate chest of 5 drawers £440 $858 € 651
Lot 667 Homemade painted table £420 $819 € 622
Lot 669 A modern 3 drawer chest £420 $819 € 622
Lot 681 A homemade pine coffee table £420 $819 € 622
Lot 734 A telephone table £420 $819 € 622
Lot 668 A modern painted kitchen chair £400 $780 € 592
Lot 706 A modern wheelbarrow £400 $780 € 592
Lot 675 An adapted kitchen cupboard £380 $741 € 562
Lot 676 A painted chest of 5 drawers £360 $702 € 533
Lot 670 A painted and adapted chest of three drawers £340 $663 € 503
Lot 687 A modern painted chest of 3 drawers £340 $663 € 503
Lot 726 A homemade white painted wall cabinet £340 $663 € 503
Lot 694 A homemade and painted cupboard £300 $585 € 444
Lot 705 A homemade and painted open fronted cupboard £300 $585 € 444
Lot 691 A modified pine bedside chest of drawers £280 $546 € 414
Lot 704 A homemade painted walking stick stand £280 $546 € 414
Lot 685 A modern painted and modified chest of 3 drawers £240 $468 € 355
Lot 686 A modern painted and modified chest of 5 drawers £220 $429 € 326
Lot 702 An adapted kitchen unit of 3 drawers £200 $390 € 296
Lot 730 A painted and adapted bedside unit £200 $390 € 296
Lot 679 A homemade plywood shelving unit £190 $371 € 281
Lot 693 A modern low set of pine open bookshelves £180 $351 € 266
Lot 695 A homemade and painted open fronted box £180 $351 € 266
Lot 696 Syds homemade single bed frame £170 $332 € 252
Lot 697 A homemade blanket box £170 $332 € 252
Lot 722 An Ikea Billy bookcase £160 $312 € 237
Lot 708 A homemade and stained garden table base (no top) and a bird table £140 $273 € 207
         

Sources: [ NPF, Cheffins, Astral Piper]

Share Your Thoughts