Monday, June 15, 2009

No buyer for John Bonham's gong

A gong used in the 1970s by John Bonham failed to sell at auction yesterday, a spokesperson at the Los Angeles auction house of Bonhams and Butterfields confirmed today to

The gong's estimated value of between $80,000 and $120,000 may have been too high, commented Margaret Barrett, an entertainment memorabilia specialist with Bonhams and Butterfields.

Barrett said the auction house would hang onto the historic percussion instrument for a short time to attract a buyer at a reduced price. If unsold after some time, she said it would return to Bonham's family.

The gong was consigned jointly by Deborah Bonham, John's sister, and their mother, Joan Bonham.

1 comment:

  1. money must be kinda tight in the Bonham family to be selling such an artifact.



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