Peter Hook's 'New Order' Auction Preview. Lot 282: FAC73, 'Blue Monday' Commemorative Anvil. A cast iron anvil in the shape of Peter Saville's FAC43 logo, presented to members of the band by Tony Wilson, to commemorate sales of 500,000 copies of 'Blue Monday'. Starting price: £1,000. Selling price: £16,500.
I've always enjoyed the backstage rock 'n' roll ephemera, so going to Omega's Peter Hook 'New Order' auction preview, put me in my element. This is one of the items I photographed.
From Omega's website: 'Renowned bassist with Joy Division, New Order and The Light, Peter Hook is to hold his second exhibition and auction featuring his hugely substantial and extensive collection of New Order artefacts and memorabilia, which as an avid collector throughout his life, he amassed across his ten albums with the band.
Following the successful exhibition and auction focused on Joy Division and Factory Records in March 2019, The “Peter Hook Signature Collection – New Order” showcases many rare, unseen items from Hooky’s decades with the group across four hundred lots. The collection takes in awards, instruments including a large number of Hooky’s own guitars, studio equipment, releases across all formats and more besides. Also featuring items related to Factory and Joy Division, the collection predominantly refers to Hooky’s output with New Order and takes in many items with great historic relevance.
With too many items to list here, they include The Factory “Blue Monday Anvil” presented to the band by Tony Wilson; Hooky’s 2005 NME and 2006 Ivor Novello awards; the “Overwater Bass Guitar” owned by John Entwistle; Hooky’s six string Shergold Marathon, and his original Yamaha BB1200S used across most of New Order’s celebrated output; equipment including the Prophet 5 Synthesiser and Sequencer as used in the recording of “Blue Monday”; and Hooky’s final audio rig “The End” from the farewell New Order concert in Buenos Aires in November 2006. In addition, the “Peter Hook Private Collection – New Order” puts on show a vast array of memorabilia related to Hooky and the band from original flight cases to framed gig posters and artwork.
A vast part of the exhibition auction also sees Hooky’s collection of New Order’s releases, original records, test pressing, CD’s and cassettes which track the catalogue of the group’s entire career. This event sees the first time these items from Hooky’s archive have been brought together for fans to view, and comprise a complete record of his New Order history, from its founding in 1980.
The full exhibition takes place Monday 4th October 2021 to Friday 8th October 2021 featuring all exhibits and lots at Omega Auctions HQ in Newton-Le-Willows. The auction then takes place on Friday 8th October 2021 at Omega Auctions from 11.00am. As with the Joy Division collection, all items and exhibits have been collated into a catalogue as a record of the whole exhibition with high spec images and Hooky’s comments on all entries. The catalogue is available to order from Omega Auctions.'