10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
GBP 400 - GBP 600
A tambourine used by T Rex in concert at the Palace Lido, Isle of Man, 9 July 1976 -- 9in. (23cm.) diam., signed in green ballpoint pen by Marc Bolan, Gloria Jones, Dave Lutton, Dino Dines and Steve Currie, additionally inscribed in an unknown hand 9th July 1976
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The vendor's husband worked as security in the 1970s at the Palace Lido. He was given this tambourine by T Rex after a concert in 1976.
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