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Jack White, Third Man Records auction off White Stripes memorabilia

/ 06:21 PM August 24, 2020
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Jack White of the band The Raconteurs performs during the Corona Capital Music Festival in Mexico City, on November 17, 2019. Image: AFP/Pedrp Pardo

The auction, presented as a “garage sale” by Jack White’s Third Man Records, will take place via Online Nashville Auctions from Wednesday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 30.

As recording studios had to clear their schedule in reaction to coronavirus-induced shelter-in-place orders, “Third Man Records took the opportunity presented by the necessity of social distancing to comb through the storage vaults and hidden closets at their headquarters and pulled the best of their infrequently used studio gear, furniture and more.”

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Among the items on offer are stage monitor covers and pedalboards used on tour by The White Stripes, as well as a few of the many drum sets used by the band in the Michel Gondry-directed video for their 2003 single, “Hardest Button To Button”.

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Also going under the hammer at Online Nashville Auctions are guitars from White’s personal collection, clothing used in an array of video shoots and a wide variety of other stage equipment.

One of the most coveted items available is a 19-inch Paiste Full Crash cymbal used by American drummer Meg White during her years in the White Stripes.

“There’s no telling how long Meg had used this cymbal, but at the VERY least, I would expect it to have been used for the preceding week of shows in Australia and New Zealand, as part of the Big Day Out Festival. It’s not too far-fetched to think the cymbal would have been used even longer than that, but it’s impossible to verify,” White Stripes archivist Ben Blackwell said in a statement, adding that “this is the coolest item available in this auction.”

A portion of the proceeds of the “garage sale” will go to the non-governmental organizations John Peel Centre and Gideon’s Army, as well as the Detroit Phoenix Center. CC

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