Syd Barrett Property Auction Nov 2006

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Roger Keith Barrett out and about on one of his bikes in 2005
Roger Keith Barrett out and about on one of his bikes in 2005

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.

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Sources: [ Vicki, Cheffins and Yahoo Launch ]