Manny's Rock 'N' Roll Treasures

Auction Details

  • Auction: September 24, 2011

  • Public Preview:
    September 23, 11AM - 9PM
    September 24, 10AM - 1PM

  • Location:
    82 Mercer Street (in Soho)
    New York, NY 10012

  • Online Bidding:

  • Absentee Bidding:
    By e-mail, mail and telephone

Featured Lots

Lot 1359.
Rolling Stones Signed Natural Ash Eleca Electric

Lot 1348.
AC/DC Signed Red Electric Guitar

Lot 1322.
Christopher Makos Photograph "Mick Jagger

Lot 1444.
Photograph of Jerry Garcia in Golden Gate Park

Lot 1445.
Photograph of Janis Joplin at the Fillmore

Lot 1312.
Signed Godlis Photograph "Getting a Punk Haircut"

Lot 1334.
Clash Signed Pennie Smith Photograph "the Clash"

Lot 1316.
Signed Ebet Roberts Photograph "Punk Girl at CBGB

Lot 1477. "Born in the USA"
Framed Album Signed by Bruce Springsteen

Lot 1480. "Slowhand"
Framed Album Signed by Eric Clapton

Lot 1479. "Permanent Vacation"
Framed Album Signed by Aerosmith

The Auction

Guernsey’s will be conducting a massive Rock & Roll Auction live at 82 Mercer in New York City’s hip SoHo. Among the items being sold are nearly 1,000 signed photos from NYC legendary Manny's Music. Since the 1930's, famous musicians traveled to Manny's to buy their instruments where it became a tradition to give Manny an inscribed image of themselves. In the end, the walls were covered by these great photos. Now closed, the collection is coming to auction. Signed images of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Bob Marley, The Who, Led Zeppelin, U2, the Talking Heads, the Ramones and virtually everybody in between represents perhaps the most extraordinary collection of its type in existence. Also included are such wonderful items as Elvis’ first guitar, 6 orig. paintings by Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon's last car (a Mercedes wagon), 10 cartoons John Lennon helped create resulting in the first music video, Paul McCartney’s boyhood art 50 guitars - some rare, others noteworthy due to their association with legendary musicians - and countless other treasures.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Although there will be hundreds of great Rock & Roll Auction lots being sold on Saturday, the entire Astrid Kirchherr Beatles Collection has been sold and Sunday's auction cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but it was done in the best interests of preservation and with Astrid in mind. Please note that a number of new and exceptional Beatles lots have been recently added to Saturday's auction.

For additional information visit or contact Guernsey’s at 212-794-2280. For media inquiries or to request an interview, please contact Jaclyn Todisco at 646-695-7053 or

Online Bidding

Those who are unable to attend the auction but would like to participate can view the full catalogue online, and leave advance absentee bids, as well as bid live as the sale is taking place at


Interested bidders should also review the Terms & Conditions, as well as the Bidder Agreement form, and the Absentee Bid form.