Seller of John Lennon’s wisdom tooth sets up in Warrington
Property company and regeneration specialist Langtree has secured a significant letting at its Penketh Business Park in Great Sankey, Warrington.
The 6,000 sq ft unit has been let to Omega Auctions which specialises in the sale of music memorabilia, fine wine, watches and other collectables such as vintage toys, postage stamps and military medals.
The new premises will become the company’s main auction room replacing its current facility in Stockport and will bring six full time and ten part time jobs to the town when it opens in January 2015.
Omega Auctions holds bi-monthly auctions for collectables and quarterly auctions for music memorabilia and have sold some of the most unusual and unique items ever to come under the hammer at auction. The company stores its most valuable lots at a secret off-site location.
Earlier this year, the company shot to fame after selling one of John Lennon’s extracted wisdom teeth to a Canadian dentist for £23,000. The dentist is now working with US doctors in a bid to extract DNA from it and clone the former Beatle.
They also recently sold Elvis’ personal annotated bible for £59,000 and capes worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1965 film Help!, which sold for over £50,000 each.
Karen Fairweather, director at Omega Auctions said: “The new auction house will allow us to take our company to the next stage and deliver better auctions in better surroundings. Our sales are of national and international significance so we needed a location that was easy to access, plenty of space and was of great quality.
“We have found both of these things and more in Warrington and are very much looking forward to bringing our sales to the town.”
Langtree’s property manager, Kathryn Smart said: “We’d like to welcome Omega Auctions to Warrington. They are a fascinating company which will bring a whole new audience to the town. Personally, I can’t wait for their sales to start in the new year, they are going to be quite something.”
Omega’s final music sale in its Stockport base will include an ultra-rare copy of the Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen 7” most copies of which were destroyed when the punk legends were famously dropped by their label EMI, copy number 7 of The Beatles White Album, one of the lowest numbers ever to come up for auction and the costumes worn by Madonna in the film of Eva Peron’s life Evita and in the baseball film League Of Their Own.
It will also include a collection of Echo & the Bunnymen bassist Les Pattinson’s personal memorabilia and a series of Manchester’s music crown jewels such as Oasis’ first ever demo recording.