A leather one-piece outfit worn by Madonna in her 1992 book Sex is expected to fetch £6,000
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The Who memorabilia includes a Keith Moon drum kit, estimated at £15,000, and a 1963 Gibson guitar (above) once played by Pete Townshend
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22 SEPTEMBER 2004

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A sexy piece of pop history, once worn by none other than Madonna, is one of the many items fans can pick up at a Christie's music memorabilia auction next week.

The exotic black leather one-piece outfit, sported by Madonna in her 1992 book Sex, is one of the prize lots up for grabs, expected to fetch upwards of £6,000. Comprised of a backless bra and thong connected with a network of straps, the naughty ensemble is signed by the pop star – along with an affectionate XOXOX – in a not-so-discreet spot.

Madonna's risqué leather costume joins decidedly less racy items going under the hammer on September 29 in London. Other standouts for sale include an elaborate Black Sabbath stage cape worn by frontman Ozzy Osbourne in 1974 – estimated to bring in £4,000 – as well as a 1960s-era striped satin jacket owned by Rolling Stone Keith Richards, a steal at £500-700.

Some of the priciest lots up for bid include a Keith Moon drum kit from the late Sixties emblazoned with The Who insignia, estimated at £10,000-15,000, and a rare set of cartoon sketches drawn by John Lennon around 1957. That Beatles-related item, one of many, including letters, concert posters and other keepsakes, is expected to fetch at least £15,000-20,000.

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