Queen 'A day at the Races' sells for £26,544
17th March 2022
In the recent successful Guitar & Music Memorabilia auction held on the 9th & 10th March, one of the many star highlights was the Queen 'A Day at the Races' original artwork for the album front cover from the David Costa Collection.
Estimated conservatively at £5000-10,000, the piece created international media interest, eventually selling to an overseas collector at £26,544 (inclusive of fees),
The next specialist Guiatr & Memorabilia sale will take place on the 15th & 16th June 2022 with entries now invited.
Queen - 'A Day at the Races' original ink and fine airbrushed artwork for the album front cover, including the original penned linework on tracing paper; also the original airbrushed artwork for the credits panel for the album reverse, each piece bearing the original mount pin holes to the corners (3)
*All three pieces illustrated by David Costa for 'A Day at the Races’ in 1976, following his work on the 1975 album 'A Night at the Opera'. The original concept was imagined by Freddie Mercury / Queen with this being the final result that became the album cover
An incredibly rare piece of original fine artwork that became the iconic cover for Queen's fifth studio album 'A Day at the Races', released on 10th December 1976, the band's first completely self-produced album gaining platinum and gold certification globally