Mick Jagger love letters sell for $300k

2012-12-12 16:21

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash! A batch of love letters written by Mick Jagger to a 1960s muse have sold at auction for £187 250 (R2.6 million).

Sotheby’s says a private collector bidding by phone today snapped up the Rolling Stones front man’s 10 letters to singer Marsha Hunt.

Hunt is an American-born singer who was the inspiration for the Stones’ 1971 hit Brown Sugar and bore Jagger’s first child.

The letters, touching on everything from the moon landing to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, were written in 1969 from the Australian set of Jagger’s film Ned Kelly.

They had been expected to fetch between 70 000 pounds and 100 000 pounds.

Sotheby’s books specialist Gabriel Heaton said the letters reveal “a poetic and self-aware 25-year-old with wide-ranging intellectual and artistic interests”.

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