George Formby: The ukelele man's banjolele is up for sale
A banjolele once owned by George Formby is up for auction on Friday - and could fetch more than £30,000.
Formby was one of England's leading entertainers in the 1930s and 1940s and his Gibson UB3 goes under the hammer in Derbyshire.
It's owned by a Sutton Coldfield man and there's a sales estimate of £20,000-£30,000 - although a similar instrument sold previously for £72,000.
Ukelele expert John Croft, former president of the George Formby Society, said: "There is huge interest in this instrument. George Formby had fans all over the world.
The sale takes place at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall.
29 Jun 2017
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country