Over at Julien’s Auctions, there are a number of Nirvana-related items up for auction. Among those items listed, there’s a “Skystang” guitar that once belonged to the late Kurt Cobain, an old pair of jeans he once wore, as well as an unopened pack of cigarettes once belonging to him.
That last item in particular really caught our attention, because for being just an unopened pack of cigarettes – the current bid on them is $3,000 (at the time of this writing).
As noted by Julien’s, the starting bid for this unopened pack of cigarettes (which are American Spirits) was $200. The auction house further notes that they estimated that the bidding range would be somewhere around $800 to $1,200.
Well, with 10 bids currently placed on Cobain’s cigarettes, they are currently sitting at a $3,000 bid.
Per details provided by Julien’s Auctions, they share: “An unopened pack of American Spirit regular menthol cigarettes that belonged to Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain. American Spirit menthols were the preferred brand of the late rock star. This pack was saved by Cobain’s roommate at the Los Angeles rehab clinic where he briefly stayed several days before taking his own life.”
The listing also provides the following: “PROVENANCE Kurt Cobain’s roommate at the Exodus Recovery Center in late March of 1994”
If you are interested to see what else Julien’s has listed that is related to Cobain and the legendary Seattle, Washington grunge band, you can find said items by following this link here. What do you think of this unopened pack of cigarettes once belonging to Kurt Cobain going for $3,000?
In other Nirvana-related news, Dave Grohl recently reflected on the band’s rise to success, at one point mentioning “Before we made the record Nevermind, we were pretty much living in squalor.”
Also, last month we published a feature naming the 10 greatest Nirvana songs of all time.