Noel Gallagher’s handwritten lyrics for Wonderwall sold for £46,875 at auction

A piece of paper with the lyrics to Wonderwall handwritten by Oasis star Noel Gallagher fetched £46,875 at auction after going under the hammer on Friday.

The page with the hit song in pencil is believed to have been written to help Gallagher during band rehearsals.

Handwritten lyrics by Noel Gallagher (Propstore/PA)

More than 1,500 lots, including some 500 musical items, are up for sale at Propstore’s auction through November 6.

Guitarist Gallagher and his brother Liam formed Oasis in 1991, but have been embroiled in a feud since the band broke up in 2009.

Noel Gallagher’s 1962 Epiphone Casino Guitar also went under the hammer on Friday and sold for £56,250.

Guitar Gallagher Propstore
Noel Gallagher’s 1962 Epiphone Casino guitar sold for £56,250 at auction (Propstore/PA)

He bought it on the advice of Paul Weller of The Jam and used it to record Oasis’ third album, Be Here Now, and the demos for the band’s fourth album, Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants.

The Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s leather jacket, which he wore at the start of the band and in the music video for their song Paradise City, also sold on Friday for £34,375.

A signed ticket to a Beatles concert also sold for more than double its original estimate of £12,500.

The auction features one of the largest collections of Oasis memorabilia to ever be auctioned in the UK, according to Propstore, including Noel Gallagher’s custom Gibson Les Paul Florentine glittering silver guitar and parka jacket worn by Liam Gallagher.

Propstore Slash Leather Jacket
Slash’s leather jacket, which he wore at the start of Guns N’ Roses (Propstore/PA)

The collection also includes items from Michael Jackson, Sex Pistols, Blur, Rihanna and the Spice Girls, ranging from clothing to signed posters.

David Bowie’s spacesuit, which was the defining stylistic motif of his 1980 music video Ashes To Ashes, Whitney Houston’s costume from Queen Of The Night from the movie The Bodyguard, and a signed gun license application from Elvis Presley, were also auctioned.

Propstore’s auction at Bafta’s headquarters in Piccadilly, London, opened on November 3 and will run until November 6.

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