Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own | On Stage

Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own | On Stage

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Freddie Mercury's multi-coloured jacket

Auction Closed

September 7, 04:38 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details


Freddie Mercury's multi-coloured jacket

worn at the signing of Queen’s publishing deal with EMI Music, November 1975

the loose-fitting brightly coloured jacket of Hungarian flame weave, with patch pockets at the hips and matching self-tie belt, labelled ‘Union Blue’; and a pair of bespoke ivory satin flared trousers, fastening at the waist with one large button, with plain cream interior waistband, unlabelled; and an ivory satin evening scarf with geometric self-weave pattern, with short fringes to either end, 180 cm. long

(qty 3)

This jacket was a clear favourite of Freddie’s, as evidenced by the number of photographs of him wearing it during 1975, most notably to sign Queen’s publishing deal with EMI Music in November, 1975 and during their first trip to Japan, April - May 1975.  


Jacky Smith & Jim Jenkins, Queen As It Began, Omnibus Press, Revised Edition, 2022, illus. between pp. 198-199.

Queen The Complete Illustrated Lyrics, Backbeat Books, 2012, p.94 (illus.) – a 1976 promotional photograph of Queen with Freddie sitting on a ‘Rolls Royce’ bench wearing this jacket and similar white clogs to those in lot 139

Freddie Mercury, The Great Pretender, A Life In Pictures, Mercury Songs Limited, 2012, p.72 (illus.) – stereo photograph by Brian May of Freddie backstage with this jacket hanging on a rail


This lot is being sold for private use only. No right to reproduce or otherwise commercially exploit the copyright or other intellectual property in the lots is included with the sale of lot. Queen Productions Limited and Queen Music Limited and other rights holders reserve all their rights.