One of MusicGoldmine.com's Rolling Stones memorabilia items was featured on the Peacock network television show Blue Collar Auctions. A Bill Wyman owned and stage-played mandolin was selected by the show's producers to be featured on an episode of the collectibles show, which has a similar format to the PBS series Antiques Roadshow with some comedic twists and a live bidding feature.
Show host Bill Engvall is probably best known for his comedy work as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which included Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Ron White. Engvall's television roles include stints on Delta, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Bill Engvall Show, and Lingo.
The mandolin was acquired by MusicGoldmine.com in a 2020 sale of Rolling Stones memorabilia and personal items organized by long-time bassist Bill Wyman.
This instrument is a 1979 A.G. Johns 8-string Canterbury model with spruce top, solid wood back and sides, four-on-a-side gold tuners and a black bridge. Purchased by Wyman in 1979, it was used on Wyman's Rhythm Kings recording sessions and concerts from 2000 to 2010.
Wyman was the Stones bassist from 1962-1993 and played on all their classic albums and countless world tours.
The Blue Collar Auction show's format involves Engvall bringing on guest presenters with interesting collectibles, after which call-in bidders could make offers on the items. The Wyman-owned mandolin drew a flurry of bids and rose to $6,200 at which point it was considered sold. However, the sale fell through post-show so it went back into MusicGoldmine's inventory.
You can see the full description and more photos of the Bill Wyman mandolin here. This collectible is still available as of the writing of this article. You can see all our Rolling Stones memorabilia here.
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