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The sale, which raised more than £200,000 including premium, followed the exhibition ‘About The Young’ curated by Weller's sister Nicky.

The exhibition was first hosted at London’s Somerset House, and moved to The Cunard Building in Liverpool’s Docklands in July.

The entire collection, including memorabilia as well as props and displays from the exhibition, was sold by Liverpool based Adam Partridge Auctioneers.

Highlights included three pairs of Weller’s bowling-style shoes which sold for more than £4000 in total.

Bassist Bruce Foxton’s black 1976 Rickenbacker guitar made £11,800 and his Epiphone Rivoli rose-wood Sunburst, used in the Start video, sold for £14,000. The same amount was paid by the same bidder for the white Epiphone Rivoli semi-acoustic, used in the video for the Woking bands most famous song A Town Called Malice.

Drummer Rick Buckler’s BPI award double gold disc and 7inch that he received for A Town Called Malice sold for £10,600.

Auctioneer Chris Surfleet said: “We had loads of posters that were selling at three times the estimate and are now going all over the world including to France and Japan. We also had a poster of Batman that hung on Paul Weller’s bedroom wall back at his parents’ home.” 

Around 150 lots remained unsold, largely props designed and used in the exhibition.

The auction was also hosted online via thesaleroom.com.

The two day auction took place on October 7-8 and the buyer’s premium was 20% including VAT.