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Ronnie Wood's Rolling Stones Memorabilia Sold at Auction

1955 Fender Stratocaster sold for $60,800; cardboard cut out guitar goes for $6,875

October 28, 2012 8:15 PM ET
The collection of Ronnie and Jo Wood at Julien's Auctions Gallery.
The collection of Ronnie and Jo Wood at Julien's Auctions Gallery.
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A selection of memorabilia and artwork owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and his ex-wife, Jo Wood, went up for auction at a two-day sale over the weekend, Reuters reports.

The collection, presided over by Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, featured items spanning four decades of Wood's career in music, including clothing, instruments, and tour ephemera. Among the prizes were a 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar that Wood played onstage, which sold for $60,800. A cardboard cutout of a guitar that Keith Richards had given to Wood sold for $6,875.

The auction also included a lithograph that Wood drew of Eric Clapton, signed by both Wood and Clapton, which sold for $5,120.

Ronnie and Jo Wood separated in 2008 after 23 years of marriage; Julien's said that the items were being sold as part of the divorce settlement, which was finalized in 2011. A portion of the auction's proceeds will go to the musicians' charity MusiCares. 

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