Mick Jagger love letters sold at London auction
LONDON (AFP) - A collection of letters sent by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to his secret lover in the summer of 1969 sold for around US$300,000 (S$366,300) at a London auction on Wednesday, trumping their pre-sale estimate.
Purchased by a private collector over the telephone, the letters sold for £187,250 (about S$368,860) at a Sotheby's auction, trumping their pre-sale estimate of £70,000 to £100,000.
The letters were written to black American singer Marsha Hunt, aged 23 at the time, while Jagger was filming the movie Ned Kelly in Australia, and were presented as a window into a different side of the rock-and-roll legend.
"We are delighted with the result of today's sale which reflects the great significance of these letters, written at such a vivid moment in social and musical history," said Sotheby's books specialist Gabriel Heaton.