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Sex Pistols, The Cure and Adele Rarities Added to White Label Auction

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Rare test pressing records from Sex Pistols, Adele, Wet Leg and more artists have been added to the UK’s White Label auction next Tuesday, June 7.

Buyers will have the chance to get their hands on white label pressings of Adele’s 30, the The Sex Pistols legendary second single “God Save The Queen”, a signed pressing of Wet Leg’s self-titled debut album and a white label pressing of Robbie Williams’ I was waiting for you.

Additions also include: by Mark Knopfler Sailing to Philadelphia, signed by the artist; the human league A very British group of synthesizersand Tom Speight Everything is waiting for youwhich is also signed.

The new batches of items join the press tests previously announced by The treatment, The Spice Girlscold game, The police, Eric Clapton, Simple Minds, Muse and many more. Cure rarities include band albums Disintegration, Pornographyseventeen seconds, head on the door and Acoustic Hits, signed by singer Robert Smith.

Net proceeds from the auction will be used to support the work of music industry charity The BRIT Trust, which since 1989 has donated around £28million to charities and causes that promote education and well-being through the power of music and the creative arts, such as the BRIT Nordoff-Robbins School and Music Therapy. The White Label auction has raised nearly £60,000 for The BRIT Trust in its two editions to date.

For Sex Pistols fans, there are two 7″ test pressings of “God Save The Queen”, which was originally released in 1977 and has been recently re-released to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this Friday, June 3.

One test pressing is the version originally released on the A&M label which was later pulled, and the other was later released in 1977 by Virgin Records featuring artist Jamie Reid’s iconic artwork.

Both versions (the former highly collectible and historically heavily pirated) were released Friday on limited edition platinum and blue vinyl respectively, although both sold out for pre-order in less than a day, so interest in the pressings should be high.

175 lots of pressings will be auctioned on Tuesday. The auction is being held live onsite/online at 11am BST for UK and international collectors by the music memorabilia and vinyl specialists Omega Auctions from their base in Newton-Le-Willows in Greater Manchester.