Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

12032
£475.00

Description:

An extremely rare original 1991 promo-photocard, clearly signed in black markers by all four group members ; James Dean Bradfield (James xx) / Nicky Wire (xx) / Sean Moore and Richey Edwards (Richey xx)

Certification:

Obtained by Andy L backstage at the Norwich Waterfront concert on Friday August 9th 1991. A copy of his ticket from this evening is included in the sale to support the provenance. ALSO includes a typed letter from him further detailing the history and his memories of that date. (See also Code 12031A). AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

25x20cm Sized Photocard

Condition:

Average. View Images. Some marking on corners from bluetacking on the wall previously

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

12031A
£575.00

Description:

An extremely rare original Norwich Waterfront 1991 Stay Beautiful tour poster, clearly signed in black markers & ballpoint by all four group members ; James Dean Bradfield (James xxx) / Nicky Wire (xxxx) / Sean Moore and Richey Edwards (Aesthetic Debris Love Richey xx)

INCLUDES original concert ticket for this evening (see image)

Certification:

Obtained by Andy L backstage at the Norwich Waterfront concert on Friday August 9th 1991. His original ticket from this evening is included in the sale. ALSO includes a typed letter from him further detailing the history and his memories of that date. (See also Code 12032). AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

76x51cm Sized Poster

Condition:

Average. View Images. Poster has been block folded so has creases. No tears no major issues. Overall condition 7/10. Would look superb framed

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

7264
£75.00

Description:

A very good large (circa 1990s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all three group members ; James Dean Bradfield / Nicky Wire and Sean Moore

Suitable for mounting and display.

 

Certification:

One of a huge collection of over 1000 autographs in around a dozen large books all obtained in person (between 1990-1999 mostly in the Manchester area) by husband and wife Tony & Kath (many autographs are personally dedicated / dated to them with messages of thanks from the artists). The majority of signatures are of the major pop-groups of the period (including many Brit-Pop) signed at the various Manchester music venues (The Apollo / Nymex Arena / The Academy / G-Mex Centre and The University Union) and also at festivals (the T-Festival Strathclyde 1995-97). From the notes / dedications within the books and the difficult accessibility into such premium venues & concerts, we believe the couple must have worked in positions that gave / allowed them back-stage access during the period. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

20x15cm Sized Page

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

1944
£50.00

Description:

A clear set of three signatures in black markers ; James Dean Bradfield / Nicky Wire and Sean Moore on the reverse of an unused stage pass (dated 14 December 2002) .

Mounted for display with photograph.

Certification:

Obtained by stage hand at Plymouth Pavilions concert. Includes a letter. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

16x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

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About Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

MANIC STREET PREACHERS. Alternative rock band from Wales first formed in 1986 who became prominent in the 1990s following their debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992. Their combination of glam-punk imagery and outspoken songs about "culture, boredom and dispair" soon gained them a loyal following and cult status. Enigmatic lyricist Richey Edwards gained early notoriety by carving the words "4REAL" into his arm with a razor blade (narrowly missing an artery and requiring seventeen stitches) in response to the suggestion that the band were less than authentic. The dark nature of 1994's The Holy Bible reflected the culmination of Edwards' instability. He then mysteriously vanished on 1st February 1995 and was later declared presumed deceased in November 2008. It is widely thought that he took his own life whilst in a depressed state by jumping off The Severn Bridge , however many theorys and fan-sightings supposedly exist which will ensure his cult status will remain. Following Edwards' disappearance, Bradfield, Moore, and Wire persisted with the Manic Street Preachers and went on to gain critical and commercial success, becoming one of Britain's premier rock bands. They have had eight top ten albums and fifteen top ten singles. They have reached number one three times, with their 1998 album This Is The Truth Tell Me Yours and the singles "If You Tolerate Your Children" (1998) and "The Masses Against The Classes" (2000). They won the Best British Album and Best British Group accolades at The Brit Awards in 1997 and 1999 and were lauded by the NME for their lifetime achievements in 2008. Their ninth studio album, Journal For Plaque Lovers was released on 18 May 2009 and features lyrics Edwards had left behind to the band weeks before his disappearance.

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Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

12033
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Description:

An extremely rare original Manic Street Preachers Fanzine (Food Lust & Guitars Issue 2. December 1990), clearly signed inside on page six in ink by all four group members ; James Dean Bradfield (James) / Nicky Wire (xxxx) / Sean Moore (Sean) and Richey Edwards (Love Richey xxx)

Certification:

Obtained by Dean L at the Aldershot West End Centre on February 16th 1991 during the Pre Generation Terrorists Tour. A handwritten letter from him is included detailing all the known history and re the dedication to Louise & Bob the best looking couple in Aldershot 1991. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

30x21cm Sized Fanzine (24 pages)

Condition:

Average. View Images. Overall condition 7.5/10

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

7263
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Description:

A very good large (circa 1990s) autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all three group members ; James Dean Bradfield / Nicky Wire and Sean Moore

Suitable for mounting and display.

 

Certification:

One of a huge collection of over 1000 autographs in around a dozen large books all obtained in person (between 1990-1999 mostly in the Manchester area) by husband and wife Tony & Kath (many autographs are personally dedicated / dated to them with messages of thanks from the artists). The majority of signatures are of the major pop-groups of the period (including many Brit-Pop) signed at the various Manchester music venues (The Apollo / Nymex Arena / The Academy / G-Mex Centre and The University Union) and also at festivals (the T-Festival Strathclyde 1995-97). From the notes / dedications within the books and the difficult accessibility into such premium venues & concerts, we believe the couple must have worked in positions that gave / allowed them back-stage access during the period. IAA. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

24x19cm Sized Page

Richey Edwards

Reference number:

6636
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Description:

A handwritten Q&A sheet with ten quite profound listed questions ; several have been answered in ink below by Richey Edwards ;

2) Q) Can you remember your most recent dream ? A) "Being locked in an airless room falling down stairs ...."

3) Q) What have you found inspiring lately,if anything ? A) "Rear view window by Pearl Jam, Marry Stars-Fade into you x DC Vertigo comics".

5) Q)  What would be a Grand Finale to 1993 for you/the band ? A) "To meet Dr Turabi from Sudan".

7) Q) How do you see yourself in ten years time ? A) "Ruined ...".

8) Q) What do you find most appealing about being in a band / on tour ? A) "No different to everyday life. Drunk & lonely ..."

9) Q) Do you think sex is a wasted word ? A) "Especially when sex equates emotion to some ...."

10) Q) What ideas made Starlover / Little Baby Nothing / You Love Us ? A) "Provincial claustrophobia / Cheap sex / Whos using who ......."

PLUS ; A circa 1993 newspaper picture showing Richey clearly signed in ink ; Richey x

The two items could be mounted together with photographs for display.

A possibly unique item. The Q&A sheet giving an interesting insight into Richey Edwards thoughts and the way his mind was working at the time ; with the added bonus of a signed picture in the same pen used for the questionaire ...

DISAPPEARANCE ; Richey Edwards disappeared on 1st February 1995, on a day when he and James Dean Bradfield were due to fly to the US on a promotional tour. In the two weeks before his disappearance, he withdrew £200 a day from his bank account which totalled £2800 by the day of the scheduled flight. He checked out of the Embassy Hotel in London and drove to his apartment in Cardiff  Wales. In the two weeks that followed he was apparently spotted in the Newport passport office and at the bus station. On February 7th, a taxi driver from Newport supposedly picked up Edwards from the King's Hotel in Newport and drove him around the valleys, including Blackwood (Edwards’ home as a child). On February 14th, his Vauxhall Cavalier received a parking ticket at the Severn View service station and on February 17th the vehicle was reported as abandoned. Police discovered the battery to be flat, with evidence that the car had been lived in. Due to the proximity to the Severn Bridge (which has been a renowned suicide location in the past) it has long been assumed and is widely believed that he likely took his own life by jumping from the bridge. However many of the people who knew him well strongly dispute that at the time he was potentially suicidal. As ever with all celebrity mysteries, there have over the years been many supposed / alleged sightings of him, including a hippie market in Goa India and on various islands around Lanzarote. None of these have proved conclusive and none have ever been confirmed by investigators ........

Certification:

The questions on the sheet we understand originated from one of the groups early Fanzines. J Devon copied them down onto a page from her school exercise book, gave it to a friend at the fan-club and then collected it, as it is now, the answers filled out written in ink by Richey Edwards himself. Just one item from a large collection obtained by J. Devon, who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. At this time the Fanzine was run by Carol Askew who went onto enjoy pop-success herself as part of the 90s group Shampoo. Includes a short typed letter from J Devon more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

4658
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Description:

A collectable original (circa 1990s) photograph, clearly signed in ballpoints by all three remaining group members ; James Dean Bradfield / Nicky Wire and Sean Moore

 

 

Certification:

Obtained by Carol Jones (Blackwood) whose family were personal friends with and lived in the next street in Wales to those of James Dean Bradfield during the 1990s. Includes a letter from her detailing more of the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Condition:

There are a few dinks and creases in the photograph but condition is generally good. We would rate as 7/10.

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

6575
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Description:

An extremely rare original circa 1992 Last Exit Fanzine Page, clearly signed on the reverse in black markers and ballpoints by all four group members ; James Dean Bradfield (Love James x) / Nicky Wire (adding Love + Kisses xx) / Sean Moore x and Richey Edwards x (dedicating to Julie).

 

Certification:

From the large Manic St Preachers collection of J. Devon who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. At this time the Fanzine was run by Carol Askew who went onto enjoy pop-success herself as part of the 90s group Shampoo. Includes a short typed letter from J Devon more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Richey Edwards

Reference number:

6581
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Description:

A Select Magazine inside cover page from March 1992 showing a Manic Street Preachers Debut LP advertisement, clearly signed in ink by Richey Edwards (Pity Poor Jesus Love Richey x).

DISAPPEARANCE ; Richey Edwards disappeared on 1st February 1995, on a day when he and James Dean Bradfield were due to fly to the US on a promotional tour. In the two weeks before his disappearance, he withdrew £200 a day from his bank account which totalled £2800 by the day of the scheduled flight. He checked out of the Embassy Hotel in London and drove to his apartment in Cardiff  Wales. In the two weeks that followed he was apparently spotted in the Newport passport office and at the bus station. On February 7th, a taxi driver from Newport supposedly picked up Edwards from the King's Hotel in Newport and drove him around the valleys, including Blackwood (Edwards’ home as a child). On February 14th, his Vauxhall Cavalier received a parking ticket at the Severn View service station and on February 17th the vehicle was reported as abandoned. Police discovered the battery to be flat, with evidence that the car had been lived in. Due to the proximity to the Severn Bridge (which has been a renowned suicide location in the past) it has long been assumed and is widely believed that he likely took his own life by jumping from the bridge. However many of the people who knew him well strongly dispute that at the time he was potentially suicidal. As ever with all celebrity mysteries, there have over the years been many supposed / alleged sightings of him, including a hippie market in Goa India and on various islands around Lanzarote. None of these have proved conclusive and none have ever been confirmed by investigators ........

Certification:

From the large Manic St Preachers collection of J. Devon who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. At this time the Fanzine was run by Carol Askew who went onto enjoy pop-success herself as part of the 90s group Shampoo. Includes a short typed letter from J Devon more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Richey Edwards

Reference number:

6580
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Description:

A large circa 1992 Generation Terr Pop Newspaper page, clearly signed in ink by Richey Edwards (To Julie Love Richey, Give Thanks & Praises To The Most High xx).

 

Certification:

From the large Manic St Preachers collection of J. Devon who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. At this time the Fanzine was run by Carol Askew who went onto enjoy pop-success herself as part of the 90s group Shampoo. Includes a short typed letter from J Devon more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

6574
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Description:

An extremely rare original circa 1991 Columbia promo-photograph clearly signed in black markers by all four group members ; James Dean Bradfield (James x) / Nicky Wire (adding Love xxx) / Sean Moore (dedicating To Julie) and Richey Edwards xxx

 

Certification:

From the large Manic St Preachers collection of J. Devon who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. Includes a short typed letter from her more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Richey Edwards

Reference number:

6579
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Description:

An original circa 1992 music-newspaper picture with text description (short article is about bootleggers planning on re-releasing early Manics demo-recordings) laid down onto an A4 sized page ; signed in ink on the border by Richey Edwards (Lies Damn Lies Richey x).

 

Certification:

From the large Manic St Preachers collection of J. Devon who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. At this time the Fanzine was run by Carol Askew who went onto enjoy pop-success herself as part of the 90s group Shampoo. Includes a short typed letter from J Devon more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Manic Street Preachers

Reference number:

4657
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Description:

An extremely rare original circa 1993 photograph, clearly signed in ballpoints by all four group members ; James Dean Bradfield / Nicky Wire / Sean Moore and Richey Edwards (signed just Richard).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certification:

Obtained by Carol Jones (Blackwood) whose family were personal friends with and lived in the next street in Wales to those of James Dean Bradfield during the 1990s. Includes a letter from her detailing more of the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Richey Edwards

Reference number:

6576
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Description:

An extremely rare circa 1991 handwritten letter, all in clear black ballpoint by Richey Edwards on the reverse of an original (A4 sized) Manics Fanzine page ;

"Dear Julie. Sorry weve taken so long to reply. We love getting letters. They never get lost. Were just so busy these days that time is dead unavailable.Radio One cut Motown Junk cos Intastella had overrun by 10 minutes which fucked us up as we were headlining. Should look good on TV though. Thanks for the tape. Its a life sentence baby. Love Richey xx.

A highly desirable unique and evocative letter for a collector.

Certification:

From the large Manic St Preachers collection of J. Devon who on many occasions met / attended concerts / took part in their creative fan-club fanzine culture and corresponded with the group (especially Richey) during its early days. At this time the Fanzine was run by Carol Askew who went onto enjoy pop-success herself as part of the 90s group Shampoo. Includes a short typed letter from J Devon more fully detailing the history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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