Have you ever wanted to own a giant FA Cup, a 30ft tall model of Gromit or a 45ft Sonic the Hedgehog?

Durrants Rock n Roll auction

Durrants Rock n Roll auction - Credit: Archant

Inflatables and stage props go under the hammer in Rock n Roll auction

Durrants Rock n Roll auction

Durrants Rock n Roll auction - Credit: Archant

Then now is the time todig deep because Halesworth-based Air Artists owner Rob Harries is selling 30 years’ of inflatables used by the likes of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and even Disney and MTV.

The collection of inflatables, plus a range of other memorabilia is being sold via online auction by online Durrants of Beccles. Log onto www.i-bidder.com and www.the-saleroom.com to place your bid before the sale closes at 6pm on September 15.

The inflatables were cleared out from the workshop after Mr Harries decided on a change in creative direction and began working with clay.

He said: “I’m sad to see them go but they very rarely see the light of day and so I would be quite happy for someone else to take them for a walk.The clear-out has been quite cathartic and brought back a lot of memories, but I do feel I’ve been there and done that now, and it’s time to move on.”

Durrants rock n roll auction

Durrants rock n roll auction - Credit: Archant

His favourite item is the pig’s head from Roger Waters’ Berlin Wall concert, produced back in 1990, but he has produced a wealth of items, including work for the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Bon Jovi.


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The inflatables were made in plain white fabric, stitched by his partner, Shirley, and then painted by a colleague, Andy Ireland. Most of his work came through a late friend, the rock and roll stage designer Mark Fisher.

Rebecca Mayhew of Durrants said: “We are delighted to be holding such an iconic sale of Rock and Roll inflatables and memorabilia – it’s a real once in a lifetime opportunity to sell items which took pride of place in concerts by so many of our idols.”

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