Rare Friars Bowie poster at £827 and counting

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A rare Friars Club David Bowie poster could end up fetching more than £1,000 on auction site eBay.

The famous Aylesbury music club, which was reincarnated this year, put up the poster from the gig in 1972 and it currently has 82 people watching it with the price standing at £827.

Even the man himself, Bowie is keeping an eye on it.

Promoter and founder David Stopps said: “In the old days I burnt so many posters on my grandmother’s bonfire.

“Looking back that was a bit of a stupid thing to do, really.”

The rare poster is from the night that Bowie debuted his Ziggy Stardust songs.

Mr Stopps added: “It will be the last five minutes of the sale that will be interesting.

“I’m surprised it’s as high as it is at this point.

“I’ve spoken to Bowie’s webmaster, who speaks to him everyday and he’s keeping an eye on it.

“It was a very important gig in his career.”

Friars are using the Bowie poster money to fund the £1,000 paid for two rare Genesis posters bought last year.

The music promoter said he expects the battle for the poster will really hot up with two American collectors likely to stage last ditch bids on Sunday evening.

Friars are showing the John Otway’s film, John Otway: The Movie at the Waterside Theatre on July 14. Tickets are on sale at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury