The 10 most expensive pieces of Jim Morrison memorabilia sold at auction

Jim Morrison was the charismatic lead singer of The Doors, a band that took the music world by storm in the late 1960s.

Morrison's poetic lyrics, theatrical performances, and rebellious spirit made him a cultural icon, and his memorabilia has become highly sought after by collectors.

Here are ten of the most valuable pieces of Jim Morrison memorabilia that have sold at auction.

1. His leather pants:

In 2011, a pair of Jim Morrison's leather pants worn during The Doors' 1968 European tour sold for $10,000 at an auction in London.

2. His poetry notebook:

A notebook containing Jim Morrison's handwritten poetry sold for $91,000 at an auction in Los Angeles in 2018.

3. His concert poster:

A concert poster advertising a 1967 show by The Doors at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco sold for $22,000 at an auction in 2013.

4. His yearbook:

In 2008, Jim Morrison's high school yearbook sold for $4,000 at an auction in New York.

5. His leather jacket:

A leather jacket worn by Jim Morrison during a 1969 photoshoot sold for $70,000 at an auction in 2016.

6. His handwritten lyrics:

In 2019, a sheet of paper containing Jim Morrison's handwritten lyrics for the song "L.A. Woman" sold for $84,000 at an auction in New York.

7. His sunglasses:

A pair of sunglasses worn by Jim Morrison sold for $28,000 at an auction in 2012.

8. His poster art:

A poster designed by Jim Morrison for a 1967 show at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles sold for $16,000 at an auction in 2013.

9. His guitar strap:

A guitar strap used by Jim Morrison during The Doors' 1970 tour sold for $12,000 at an auction in 2017.

10. His signed contract:

A contract signed by Jim Morrison and the other members of The Doors in 1967 sold for $9,000 at an auction in 2014.

Jim Morrison memorabilia continues to be in high demand among collectors, with prices often reaching impressive heights at auction.

These pieces offer fans a unique and tangible way to connect with the legendary musician, and they serve as a testament to the enduring impact that Jim Morrison has had on music and popular culture.

Further reading:

The Celebrity Memorabilia Index

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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