Frankie’s Pizza auction: Owners sell memorabilia on eBay to highest bidder

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Frankie’s Pizza auction: Owners sell memorabilia on eBay to highest bidder

Lovers of Frankie’s Pizza may not be able to walk back through the doors again, but they can still take home a piece of the iconic rock’n’roll venue.

The Hunter St live music bar in Sydney’s CBD threw it’s final farewell party just over a week ago after being forced to close up shop to make way for a new metro station.

Now, the owners have put some of the venue’s iconic memorabilia on eBay to sell to the highest bidder.

The neon front door sign with the words “Frankie’s Pizza” has already received 17 bids and is sitting at $7600.

The highest ticket item is a 1994 Data East Guns N’ Roses pinball machine with a minimum starting offer of $15,000.

A cherry bomb sign, which was affixed near the red-velvet-clad stage where Wolfmother recently performed, is at this stage going for 2550.

A Gianni Juice Jagermeister neon sign has received 41 bids, with the highest at $710, and the counting number pager that once alerted patrons when their wood-fired pizza had been called is selling at more than $400.

Aside from neon decor, other hot items include parts of the architecture such as the stage door, bathroom mirrors and countless vintage prints of Italian race cars, naked women and family photos.

Of the 113 items offered up for sale, just three are yet to receive a bid.

As of 10am, the sale had already raised more than $48,000.

The auction closes for most items at 12pm AEDT on Tuesday.

Some lucky regulars have already staked claim on a few items before they went to the live auction.

“There’s a friend of mine that is going to excavate the Fun Room bathroom,” owner Jordan McDonald told NCA NewsWire.

“And another regular who has a pretty consistent perch in booth one is going to take the wall and use it as a piece of art.”

Frankies, along with its neighbours on Hunter St, will be demolished in early 2023 to make way for the Metro West line, which will link Parramatta to the Sydney CBD.

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