Former New Order bassist Peter Hook is auctioning off hundreds of coveted items acquired across his 25-year career with the world-renowned band.
‘Hooky’ – who was one of the founding members of New Order and now plays with The Light – has dug through the archives and rounded up some rare items from his days in the group.
The auction is the second of its kind – with Hook previously passing on memorabilia from Joy Division and Factory Records in 2019.
This latest collection – titled the ‘Peter Hook Signature Collection; – primarily contains items from Hook’s time playing bass for New Order between 1981 and 2011.
Spanning over 400 lots, the stockpile features awards, instruments (including a large number of Hook’s guitars) and studio equipment.
Other items include The Factory “Blue Monday Anvil” presented to the band by Tony Wilson; Hook’s 2005 NME and 2006 Ivor Novello awards; a six-string Shergold Marathon and original Yamaha BB1200S used across most of New Order’s celebrated output; and equipment including the Prophet 5 Synthesiser And Sequencer used in the recording of ‘Blue Monday’.
Flight cases, framed gig posters, artwork, limited edition clothing, tour itineraries, records, books, CDs and cassettes are also among the listed items.
Hook commented: “I always knew that this collection would be the most difficult.
“The highs in my forty one years of New Order’s existence have been incredible alongside the lows.
“Seeing these wonderful items and remembering the fantastic achievements and wonderful adventures we had all around the world did bring a smile to my face and tear to my eye.
“I really hope those interested in the history appreciate and enjoy the collection.”
The full exhibition will begin on Monday 4 October 2021 and run all week – with the auction taking place on Friday 8 October 2021 at 11am from Omega Auctions HQ in Newton-Le-Willows.
The full catalogue is available now to order online – with pre-bidding starting from Friday 27 August.
Donations from the auction will be supporting The Christie charity and Epilepsy Society.
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