The Alan Wilder / Depeche Mode Collection Historic equipment, vinyl & memorabilia auction

Saturday 3rd September 2011
Venue: To be confirmed
Viewing: Friday 2nd September and morning of sale

This summer, Alan Wilder will be selling a large selection of musical / studio equipment and memorabilia at auction. Many items are very collectable and hold special value having been used extensively in the recording sessions for classic Depeche Mode and Recoil albums, as well as live performances on the ‘Black Celebration’, ‘Music For The Masses’, World Violation’ and ‘Devotional’ tours.

The additional memorabilia such as Gold & Platinum award discs, leather clothing, rare vinyl acetates, posters, tour merchandise and much more, covers Alan’s entire musical career, focusing mainly on the years between 1982 & 1995 and making this one of the most exciting career sales to hit the public domain ever. It is also the first time ever that a Depeche Mode memorabilia sale on this scale has appeared.

The auction will be held at a venue in Manchester, however it will be possible to bid from anywhere in the world via the internet. Details/photographs of the items will be available shortly.

Says Alan… “One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to start streamlining my set-up at The Thin Line Studios. My needs have altered a bit since laptops, soft synths and plug-ins have come to the fore, and even though I’m emotionally attached, passing on some vintage gear and historical items seems like a good way to start.

Since my teenage years I’ve been an avid collector of interesting and unique musical items, including a ‘Steinway’ Grand piano, vintage keyboards, synthesisers such as the ‘Mini-moog’, ‘Arp Odyssey’, a ‘Wurlitzer’ electric piano, plus ‘Manley’ valve amps, valve-driven ‘Telefunken’ amps and a ‘Manley’ limiter/compressor. There is one very special guitar and various ‘Emulators’ which were featured during the Mode tours, and I even have my old stage clothing, touring wardrobe, the ‘Devotional’ drum kit, drumming extras and other artifacts available.

I also decided that, since I was having a clear out and with so many writing in asking for things, why not include some extra memorabilia and pass on some of the stuff I have collected over the years — like my leather jackets, tour merchandise, records, promo items and even presentation awards. So I have expanded the concept and hopefully created an exciting and unique event. It’s all up for grabs now! Good luck with your bidding…”

Alan Wilder

Post time: 09-16-2017