Britney Spears split-up letter, Prince guitar headline auction

This auction does not overlook a defeat.

Handwritten lyrics from Bob Dylan, a playful self-portrait by Kurt Cobain, a Prince guitar and a “break-up” letter from Britney Spears to her significant university boyfriend are among the 1,300 a lot of private assets, musical instruments and memorabilia likely less than the hammer upcoming month in Beverly Hills.

The items are all component of the annual “Music Icons” extravaganza hosted by Julien’s Auctions.

Former Britney beau Donald “Reg” Jones, 43, candidly explained to the Post he even now carries a torch for the “One Additional Time” celebrity he dated back again in substantial school. “She was the really like of my everyday living,” he explained, incorporating, “I never go all over wishing we were back alongside one another. … I wish her the most effective in all that she does.”

Britney Spears and ex Reg Jones.
Reg Jones phone calls Britney Spears was “the adore of my daily life.”

Jones, a divorced lumber salesman who stays in their hometown of McComb, MS., mentioned he hasn’t spoken to Spears “in freakin’ 15 to 20 many years.” They dated from 1996-1998, immediately after Spears still left “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

The last dialogue he recalls took position when he stopped by her residence to select up a jacket Spears gave him, only to uncover Britney chatting on the phone with fellow former Mouseketeer Justin Timberlake. “I named her a bitch and she termed me an a**h*le,” he mentioned, laughing.

“I would like to converse to her, whether it is this 12 months or 20 decades from now, in buy to near that chapter of our life,” Jones reported. “It felt like we were being so in adore, so in like, and it was an abrupt ending. Not simply because of me, not due to the fact of her, but simply because of the marketplace.”

Even so, he sees nothing at all improper with making a handful of bucks off two letters Spears wrote him when she was residing in New York Metropolis — on the road to all over the world fame — and he was back residence in Mississippi. “I wont say it’s absolutely free cash, but it is excess funds,” he reported.

The letters have a presale estimate of $4,000 to $6,000 just about every.

The two-website page crack-up missive — handwritten by Spears on lined notebook paper — commences, “Look, I’m truly sorry that it had to be this way, but I imagine we both understood this was coming.

“I’ve been emotion this way for a extensive time now, but I was just frightened of what would come about if I allow you know,” it carries on. “I know it is genuinely tricky to have a girlfriend who travels, but it is even more challenging to have a boyfriend who does not have belief in his girlfriend! You literally pushed me away. I couldn’t consider it any more! I’m not in appreciate w/ you anymore, but will normally treatment about you.” 

Britney notes, “I’ve had a terrific two many years,” and provides, “Who knows, two several years from now or even 10, we could possibly get back alongside one another if it is meant to be.”

It was not meant to be. Adhering to the split, Spears dated fellow potential pop star Timberlake.

A 2nd letter up for auction — penned in 1998 — isn’t as diplomatic.

“What was incorrect with you at lunch? You had been signify,” an upset Spears writes. “I do not trust you, specifically soon after what you reported past night. My mother was practically proper, you are like a caring close friend, but f**ks me when you like.” Spears concludes the letter with: “You a**gap! [heart] Britney.” 

Britney Spears' letter
The 2nd Britney Spears letter up for auction.

Spears sent the letter from her Higher East Facet apartment to Jones’ put up office environment box in McComb. The product arrives with the original envelope postmarked Aug. 3, 1998.

“Not quite a few folks can say Britney Spears broke up with them and have the letter to verify it,” Julien’s Auctions CEO Darren Julien, informed The Publish. “This could possibly be the only crack-up letter she at any time wrote as the other people would have been finished by textual content, e mail or a cellular phone phone creating this even far more rare/valuable.”

An e-mail to Spears’ publicist was not immediately returned.

Also on the block are Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to his 1969 keep track of “Lay Lady Lay,” which have the auction’s priciest presale estimate of $500,000 to $600,000, Julien stated.

A 1994 blue cloud electrical guitar commissioned by Prince could go for $80,000.

Prince's 1994 blue cloud electric guitar.
Prince’s 1994 blue cloud electric guitar.
Julien’s Auctions/ MEGA
Prince's stage wardrobe
Prince’s stage wardrobe
Julien’s Auctions/ MEGA

A tangerine-orange jumpsuit worn onstage by Elton John with a $20,000 estimate and an Alex Van Halen drum package, predicted to fetch $300,000, are also amid the very hot plenty.

The auction also attributes a huge range of memorabilia from Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Johnny Funds and the Rolling Stones, paintings by Frank Sinatra, some of The Beatles’ Gold Information and additional. The “Icon” merchandise will be on display from June 7-11 prior to the auction, held on-line and live at Julien’s Beverly Hills galleries, from June 11-13.

Alex Van Halen's historic 1980 Invasion tour Ludwig drum set.
Alex Van Halen’s historic 1980 Invasion tour Ludwig drum set.
Julien’s Auctions/ MEGA
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