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Thrifty’s to auction off Boston Garden and rock and roll memorabilia



Studio 52 is a community artist space located in the heart of Allston, and is proud to support the Boston music scene and local artist community.

In case you’ve ever wanted an old Boston Garden organ to complete your living room decor, you’re in luck: Thrifty’s Music Museum and Second Hand Stuff store is auctioning one off this Sunday, along with a laundry list of other rock and roll memorabilia to signal the location’s closing.


The Manchester, New Hampshire store, located at 1015 Candia Road, will be auctioning off their museum items at 4 p.m. on Sunday (June 3), including guitars signed by Kurt Cobain, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, and Frank Zappa, an original Woodstock poster, and a Boston Garden spotlight from 1928.

You can view the full list of items that will go up for auction here.

While Thrifty’s initially asserted that their last day of business would be May 31, their Facebook now notes that the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (June 2 and 3). A comment from the store on their auction information post explains that “we are looking for another location, but as of June 3 we will be closed to the public until we find something.”


The store, known for being a “rock and roll museum set inside a bargain warehouse,” opened in July 2012 in an old Daddy’s Junky Music building. While Thrifty’s was primarily known for its selection of used records and CDs, the secondhand shop also carried musical instruments, electronics, housewares, and DVDs. In addition to the various memorabilia on display, the warehouse housed a full-size stage and would frequently host rock performances during store hours.

Photos via Thrifty’s Facebook page.