The Alan Wilder Depeche Mode Auction
Alan Wilder With Omega Auctions Presents ‘Collected’ – The Alan Wilder/Depeche Mode Collection, A Historic Equipment, Vinyl & Memorabilia Auction
Worldwide on-line bidding will be available via the-saleroom.com with some key items appearing for opening commission bids very soon – we will bring you more news about that just as soon as we have it.
The full official catalogue will be available online throughout August, both as downloadable pdf and as a collectable printed hard copy. Soon we will provide direct links to Omega with clear information about how to bid, either on-line, by telephone or at the event itself. Click here to download new flyer.
For the time being, you can get a sneak preview of everything right now at (http://auction.recoil.co.uk) and discover the history and condition, plus read Alan’s comments on each piece. Remember that no price indications will be offered before the sale begins, and therefore any general enquiries about prices won’t receive a response. Serious offers for items marked ‘private sale’ will be listened to – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan comments: “The concept has been expanding and hopefully we have created an exciting and unique event. Working with a professional company means we can control each aspect efficiently, keep buyer’s charges to a minimum, include the live extras, and still be able to implement the on-line part of the sale which we understand will attract the vast majority of those wishing to take part. No matter where you are in the world, you have access to the auction in the most simple and straightforward way possible. If you do choose to come to Manchester for the live part of the event, you’ll find the venue alone is well worth a visit: Zion Arts Centre is a converted congregational church from 1911. Now owned by Manchester City Council, the Centre is the oldest surviving building in the area. Although not listed, it is a large and magnificent Edwardian building of outstanding architectural merit which has made a significant contribution to the social, educational and cultural life of Hulme and Manchester throughout most of the last century. With its myriad of unusual and versatile spaces, interesting detail throughout, it has an atmosphere which we felt was perfect for the occasion.”
This worldwide, all-inclusive fan-friendly event will incorporate a rolling film presentation (‘Alan Wilder – Collected’) about the fascinating history of everything in the sale. Over the course of the two days, some instruments such as the Knight guitar, Emulators and ‘Devotional’ drums will be set up to view and try out, as well as displays for many of the other items. Alan and Paul Kendall will be attending on both days to answer questions, sign everyone’s items, try the bar, and generally take part in the action… ‘Professor’ Kendall will give a talk about his own experiences in the studio – and in particular the recording techniques and mixing strategies used on Recoil’s albums, as well as help demonstrate some of the equipment on display. We hope to have a DJ, a well-stocked bar and one or two other surprises.
Auction date: Saturday 3rd September, 2011 @ 3:00pm
Venue: Zion Arts Centre
Address: 335 Stretford Rd, Hulme, Manchester M15 5ZA
Viewing: 10.00am to 8.00pm – Friday 2nd September, and 10.00am to 2.45pm – Saturday 3rd September