Rare ABBA recording sells for nearly 5,000 euros
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - A rare ABBA recording was sold on Sunday for nearly 5,000 euros, in an online auction of a vast collection of the Swedish pop group's memorabilia.
Thomas Nordin, a collector of all things related to the group famous for hits including Dancing Queen, Fernando and Mamma Mia, had put up some 25,000 items for sale.
A limited edition maxi single produced in 1981 by the group for their manager Stig Anderson's 50th birthday was sold for 42,000 kronor (S$8,120), almost twice the list price of 25,000 kronor. Only 200 copies of the single had been produced.
"It's fantastic, I'm stunned!" Nordin told AFP. The collection - the largest dedicated to the iconic disco group to be sold at auction - comprises objects collected by Nordin since 1974 when ABBA burst onto the international scene winning the Eurovision contest with their song Waterloo.