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That was the Quo month that was ... September 2003

25th - Auction of Francis Rossi Gibson Flying V guitar

The Rossi Flying V Sale 2084 at Cooper Owen was a "Rock Legends" auction, which included lot 193 (from the catalogue) - "a Gibson Flying V owned and played by Francis Rossi, serial number 550953, in hard case. Used by Francis Rossi during the recording of the "Rockin' All Over The World" album. Bidding is expected to reach the 4,000 - 5,000 range. This lot was sold to the current vendor by Francis Rossi in February 2000 and is accompanied by a copy of the bill of sale listing this guitar signed by Rossi. An additional list states, in Rossi's handwriting that the guitar was used 'Rockin All Over The World Album saw in Denmark St.'" The guitar failed to achieve its (undisclosed) reserve price and hence did not sell.

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