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29 June 2021

Peter Hook To Auction Extensive Collection Of New Order Memorabilia

Peter Hook New Order Memorabilia Auction
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Peter Hook has announced an exhibition and accompanying auction of hundreds of items from across his time playing with New Order.

The bass legend will host an exhibition of the items, billed ‘The Peter Hook Signature Collection – New Order’, from October 4-8 at Omega Auctions in Merseyside. Donations from the auction will be supporting Epilepsy Society and The Christie charity.

Following on from the successful exhibition and auction focused on Joy Division and Factory Records in March 2019, the ‘Signature Collection’ showcases many rare, unseen items from Hooky’s decades with the group across over four hundred lots.

The lots include a number of Hook’s own guitars and instruments, such as the ‘Overwater Bass Guitar’ originally owned by John Entwistle and the Prophet 5 Synthesiser And Sequencer used in the recording of the influential ‘Blue Monday’.

Elsewhere there’s extremely rare vinyl including test pressings, tapes, CDs, artwork, and the audio rig ‘The End’ from New Order’s ‘farewell’ concert in Buenos Aires in 2006.

Some of the awards accrued by the bassist across his career are also featured, including the NME Award he received when New Order were crowned ‘Godlike Genius’ in 2005, his 2006 Ivor Novello award, and the ‘Blue Monday Anvil’ presented to the band by Factory Records’ Tony Wilson to mark 500,000 sales.

In addition, the ‘Peter Hook Private Collection – New Order’ puts on show a vast array of memorabilia related to Hooky and the band from original flight cases, framed gig posters and artwork, limited edition fashion and clothing, as well as tour itineraries, books and assorted other items.

They will then go up for auction on October 8, with over 400 lots set to go under the hammer. You can see a full catalogue at Omega Auctions’ official website.

Although some items will be from Hook’s time in Joy Division, the majority date from New Order. A similar auction of his personal Joy Division memorabilia took place in 2019.

This event sees the first time these items from Hooky’s archive have been brought together for fans to view and comprises a complete record of his New Order history from its founding in 1980.

Previewing the New Order Signature Collection, exhibition and auction, Hook commented.

“I always knew that this collection would be the most difficult. The highs in my forty-one years of New Order’s existence have been incredible alongside the lows. Seeing these wonderful items and remembering the fantastic achievements and wonderful adventures we had all around the world did bring a smile to my face and tear to my eye.”

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