Mick Jagger love letters sell at Sotheby's auction for £187,250

Letters written by Mick Jagger to Marsha Hunt have been sold at auction

Letters written by Mick Jagger to Marsha Hunt have been sold at auction

First published in Dartford & Swanley news

LOVE letters written by Dartford’s Mick Jagger to a 1960s muse have sold at auction for £187,250.

Sotheby's said a private collector bidding by phone snapped up the Rolling Stones frontman's 10 letters to singer Marsha Hunt.

Marsha is an American-born singer who was the inspiration for the Stones' 1971 hit Brown Sugar and bore Jagger's first child, daughter Karis.

The letters, touching on everything from the moon landing to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, were written in 1969 from the Australian set of Jagger's film Ned Kelly.

They had been expected to fetch between £70,000 and £100,000.

Sotheby's books specialist Gabriel Heaton said the letters reveal "a poetic and self-aware 25-year-old with wide-ranging intellectual and artistic interests".

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