Own a piece of Joey Ramone memorabilia
Items from the Ramones singer's personal collection are being auctioned off; check out a preview tomorrow.
Wed Feb 6 2013
A bit of punk—and New York—history is up for grabs next week: RR Auction, a New Hampshire–based company, will auction off some of Joey Ramone's personal effects, including a pair of leather pants, a pair of fingerless gloves, Ramones pins and more. According to the New York Post, who spoke with RR Auction's Bobby Livingston, everything for sale was donated by Ramone's family:
"It’s been over ten years since Joey passed away," Livingston said. "So it is time for them to sell some of this stuff and get it in the hands of collectors and people who love Joey."
In the event that you can't actually afford this priceless memorabilia, you can still gawk at Ramone's record collection or one of his Epiphone guitars: There'll be a preview of the sale at Bowery Electric on Thursday, February 7 from 5 to 7pm, with appearances from Punk magazine cofounder John Holmstrom and Ramone's brother, Mickey Leigh. The auction itself begins February 14. (Thanks to BrooklynVegan for the heads up.)