One lucky Frankie’s Pizza fan has walked away with a piece of the iconic rock’n’roll venue after more than a hundred pieces of memorabilia were auctioned off on eBay.
Live music institution Hunter St in Sydney’s CBD held its final farewell party just over a week ago after being forced to close up shop to make way for a new subway station.
The owners listed some of the site’s iconic memorabilia on eBay to sell to the highest bidders.
The front door neon sign “Frankie’s Pizza” sold for $13,750, after 16 people battled to claim the winning bid.
A “Cherry Bomb” poster, which was placed near the stage dressed in red velvet – where Wolfmother recently performed – cost at least $2550.
A Gianni Juice Jagermeister neon sign received 46 bids, the highest reaching $790.
An accounting number pager, which alerted customers when their wood-fired pizza was ready, sold for more than $400.
Aside from the neon decor, other interesting items include a stage door, bathroom mirrors and countless vintage prints of Italian racing cars, nude women and family photos.
A nude portrait of porn star Teagan Presley went for $3,250 after rising from a bid of just $650 in a matter of hours.
Of the 113 items put up for sale, only one has not yet received an offer.
As of Tuesday morning, the sale had already raised more than $48,000 in bids.
Only six items remained for sale Wednesday, including the biggest ticket item, a 1994 Data East Guns N’ Roses pinball machine, which has a minimum starting bid of $15,000.
A few lucky regulars had already claimed some items before they went up in the live auction.
“There’s a friend of mine who’s going to dig up the Fun Room bathroom,” owner Jordan McDonald told NCA NewsWire last week.
“And another regular, who has a pretty consistent perch in the booth, will take the wall and use it as a piece of art.”
Frankies, along with its Hunter St neighbours, will be demolished in early 2023 to make way for the Metro West line, which will link Parramatta to Sydney’s CBD.
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