Tuesday, May 14

Freddie Mercury’s leather-based hotpants promote for 1000’s of kilos at public sale

A pair of “shocking” leather-based hotpants worn by Freddie Mercury, have offered at public sale for £18,000.

The Queen star wore the black leather-based shorts throughout a number of exhibits, together with Birmingham and Toronto gigs in 1980 – the peak of the band’s fame.

Pic: Omega Auctions
Pic: Omega Auctions
Pic: Omega Auctions

Mercury died aged 45 in 1991 from AIDS-related problems.

The 28in (71cm) waist shorts get a point out within the band’s authorised biography, Queen: As It Began.

In a chapter about Queen breaking America, it says: “Freddie determined to attempt to shock the viewers together with his stage outfit for the encore: the shortest, tightest pair of black leather-based shorts he might discover.

“They didn’t leave much to the imagination, but no one complained…”

They had initially been purchased on the Queen Fan Club Auction in Southport, in 1993.

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Omega public sale home stated they have been purchased by an abroad collector.

The lot additionally included a duplicate of the guide and the unique signed letter of authenticity from fan membership secretary Jacky Gunn.

In a separate public sale later this 12 months, 1500 of Mercury’s private objects from his Kensington residence will go on sale.

Freddie Mercury
Mercury’s crown

The assortment contains beforehand unseen handwritten working lyrics to Queen’s We Are The Champions, a duplicate of St Edward’s Crown and the phone he saved by his mattress.

Items which will probably be exhibited at Sotheby’s from 4 August till 5 September – which might have marked Mercury’s 77th birthday.

Content Source: information.sky.com