Kurt Cobain's Used Paper Plate Set List Sells For $32,000

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A pizza-soaked paper plate used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has sold at an auction in New York for an astonishing USD$22,400 - close to $32,000 AUD.

The plate features a handwritten setlist by Cobain himself, from Nirvana's April 23, 1990 set at the 9:30 Club in Washington. 

 

 

The item was sold by Julien's Auctions, a celebrity-centred auction house, at a Music Icons event they held at the Hard Rock Cafe at New York's Times Square on Saturday. 

 

Another item that was on the auction block was one of Kurt Cobain's cardigans, which sold for an incredible USD$75,000. Nirvana fans will recognise the cardigan from photos surrounding the band's 1993 album In Utero, released only a few months before Cobain's death in April 1994.

 

 

 

Julien’s Auctions say: “Jesse Frohman was commissioned to shoot Nirvana for the album cover of In Utero, released on September 21, 1993. 

 

“The shoot was meant to take place in Central Park in New York City, but due to Cobain being sick just hours before, the shoot was relocated to the basement of the hotel where the band was staying.

 

“Cobain showed up three hours late to the shoot and immediately asked for a bucket due to his nausea.”

 

 

Other items that were snagged in the auction over the weekend include the silk shirt worn by Freddie Mercury in the 1991 video for 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives' ($54,400), a pair of prescription glasses worn by Elton John on the cover of his 1995 album Made In England ($16,000) and a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Custom Reissue owned and played by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, which went under the hammer for $19,200.

 

Did you hear about the massive price Julien's Auctions managed to fetch for a rare Beatles album owned by John Lennon? Read on...

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