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Kurt Cobain and Alex Van Halen items were among some of the top bid earners at Julien’s Auctions’ recent “Music Icons” event.

Per Julien’s, Cobain’s self-portrait caricature was estimated to sell for between $10,000 – $20,000, but after 21 bids, it ended up selling for $281,250.


Kurt Cobain Self-Portrait Caricature

Estimated sale price: $10,000 – $20,000 (Julien’s Auctions)


Meanwhile, Alex Van Halen’s 1980 Invasion Tour Ludwig Drum Set sold for $230,000.

Alex Van Halen 1980 Invasion Tour Ludwig Drum Set

Estimated sale price: $200,000 – $300,000. (Julien’s Auctions)

Julien’s said in a press release that over 1,000 items went up for bid during their June 11-13 “Music Icons” event. In total, the auction brought in nearly $5 million.

To view all of the lots and the selling prices from the “Music Icons” event, head over to


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