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Thursday, 26 April, 2001, 16:41 GMT 17:41 UK
Madonna's bra fetches 14,000
Madonna's bra
The bra went for way above the expected price
Madonna's famous black satin conical bra worn on her Blonde Ambition world tour has been sold for 14,100 ($20,000) in a pop memorabilia auction.

The Jean-Paul Gaultier creation worn by the pop icon in 1990 had been expected to fetch 3,000.

But it was snapped up at Christie's by the Museum of Fashion and Textiles in Santiago for nearly five times that amount.

The bra was won by a Madonna fan in a competition run by BBC Radio 1 in July 1990.

Beatles memorobilia

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton's guitars are highly sought after
The Pop and Collectable Guitars sale also featured a wealth of Beatles memorabilia as well as items associated with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Buddy Holly.

A rare page of lyrics in Paul McCartney's hand for The Fool on the Hill, written in on hotel notepaper in 1967 was bought by a private collector for nearly 20,000 ($28,800).

And a pair of wooden drumsticks used by Ringo Starr in 1965 sold for 4,230 ($6,100).

A rare autographed letter sent by John Lennon to an Indian fan during his sojourn in Rishikesh for a course of meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi went for 9,400 ($14,000).

Buddy Holly's stage outfit
Buddy Holly wore the stage suit on his 1957 US tour
John Lennon responded to the fan's request for money by writing: "If every request like yours was granted - there would be no 'huge treasure' as you call it - All you need is initiative."

Other lots included a collection of guitars, owned by rock luminaries such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Status Quo, Pink Floyd, Oasis and Kiss.

A rare ivory coloured two-piece stage suit worn by Buddy Holly fetched 10,575 ($15,240).

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