Described by auctioneer Tony Savage as “the holy grail for collectors”, a one-sided acetate of the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK recorded at the famous Abbey Road EMI studios in 1976 was estimated at £800-1200.
With the original blue and gold ‘psychedelic’ label, the disc, in a plain sleeve and in fine condition, went to a Kent collector at £6200.
Now in their fourth year, these biannual specialist sales at Dorset – the next is scheduled for October, circumstances permitting – have witnessed what Savage describes as the massive comeback of vinyl records but also include instruments, juke boxes and other rock paraphernalia.
Best of the instruments at the 470-lot March 7 sale was an early 1980s Alembic 20th Anniversary mahogany, walnut and ebony bass guitar.
Numbered 69/200 and in its original case it went comfortably above hopes at £1800.