Recoil Official Store

August / September 2011

Location : Zion Arts, Centre
Address : 335 Stretford Rd, Hulme, Manchester M15 5ZA, UK
Auction date : 3rd September, 3.00pm GMT
Viewing dates : Friday 2nd September 11.00am - 8.00pm
Saturday 3rd September 10.00am - 2.45pm




Over 400 lots went under the hammer as Alan Wilder sold a large selection of musical / studio equipment and memorabilia at the auction. Many items were very collectable and held special value having been used extensively in the recording sessions for classic Depeche Mode & Recoil albums, as well as live performances on the 'Black Celebration', 'Music For The Masses', 'World Violation' and 'Devotional' tours (see 'AW quote' for more details).

The additional memorabilia such as Gold & Platinum award discs, leather clothing, rare acetates & test pressings, artwork, posters, tour merchandise and much more, covered Alan's entire musical career, focusing mainly on the years between 1982 & 1995 and helped to make this one of the most exciting career sales to hit the public domain ever. It was also the first time ever that a Depeche Mode memorabilia sale on this scale appeared.

If you followed the sale online, we are sure you will agree that it was a fantastic event. There were around 150 people in the room in Manchester, and 600 registered online from countries across the globe, all bidding for the 422 lots of which 98% were sold. 87% of the items were won by internet bidders.

Thank you again from the entire Shunt team, Omega auctions and to everyone for taking part, helping to make this such an enjoyable event for all concerned. For a detailed report of the two days in Manchester, read Sideline's report here


We still have some items for sale over the next few weeks at eBay. Go there now to catch more drumsticks, brochures, DVDs, drum skins and other equipment, all signed by Alan Wilder. Be quick as these will go fast.

There are also one or two items of equipment still up for private sale at this website - view list here. Serious offers for these will be listened to - the point of contact is

The full colour official auction catalogue is still available as a downloadable pdf and everything that was sold will continue to be previewed here at this site. Discover the full history and condition of the items plus read Alan's comments on each piece.

Any further enquiries about the auction should be addressed to : telephone : +44 (0)161 865 0838

The Shunt staff