Yeah, the case is indeed pretty cool.
But he's selling only a tiny little piece of it! -half an inch!!! - which is pretty rediciolous.
Anyone bidding on this is a moron! :-)))
I still have a chair Freddie touched in 1972.
If I saw off one of it's legs and hack it to bits, would you buy a splinter??
i wouldnt buy it! it most likely is fake and thats why the starting bid is 5 frickken dollars! Its really stupid how poeple bid on stuff like a celebrities hair and nail clippings when its probably off of some random person! Idiots!
Just in my defence-
The auction with the small piece of the case IS, in fact, actually from the case that Freddie sat on that day in Budapest. I know, because it's my auction. Denis O'Regan sold that case on eBay a while back - I'm the one who bought it. He also sent me an original print of Freddie sitting on the case, which was pretty cool.
I've got this item for sale simply because I think some Queen fan out there may want a little (and it is little, I grant that) part of a case just to have an actual Queen memento - something from that day in Budapest and something that Freddie did, in fact, come in contact with.
Most of the things on eBay that claim to the "authentic" personally owned Freddie items, autographs, etc. are not authentic at all. Although this item is small, it is authentic. There is a picture on the auction of Denis O'Regans British Airways frequent flyer pass, two of which were attached to the case. The picture and the case pretty well authenticate themselves. There is also a picture in the auction showing detail as to where I cut off the piece for auction.
With regards to the low starting price, I just figured there was no point in starting with a high dollar amount. Auctions usually have more luck when the starting bid is reasonable. I also wanted to give some (probably obsessed) fan an opportunity to get a little piece of rock history at a reasonable price.
Ok. Enough ramble. Thanks for looking at the auction.