Japanese grapes auction: Ruby Romans fetch record price of £8,000

A single bunch of grapes has sold for more than £8,000 at an auction in Japan.  The Japanese are often willing to pay top-dollar for premium samples of fruit, sometimes with the intention of giving them as gifts to people perceived to be of higher status – for example, their boss at work. Continue reading

BOB MARLEY: Handwritten Bob Marley lyrics to soul legend Curtis Mayfield song emerge for sale for £10,000

Marley scribbled his version of the words to a Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions track during a recording session at London’s Island Records in 1977.

Handwritten lyrics that reggae legend Bob Marley penned while recording a track off his hit album Soul Revolution have emerged for sale for £10,000.

Handwritten lyrics that reggae legend Bob Marley penned

Marley scribbled his version of the words to Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions’ track I Gotta Keep On Moving during a recording session at London’s Island Records in 1977.

The Wailers’ cover of the song was the opening track on the 1971 album, which boasted the singles Don’t Rock My Boat and Sun is Shining.

Marley put his own twist on the Mayfield’s original 1964 lyrics, changing the lines to: “I’ve been accuse on a ma mission, Jah knows they shodent do it.