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The Jean-Paul Gaultier conical creation goes for £14,100...

MADONNA‘s black satin conical stage bra has been sold for a staggering £14,100 in a pop memorabilia auction in LONDON today (April 26).

The Jean-Paul Gaultier creation, which became synonymous with Madonna‘s image throughout the late 80s, was expected to fetch £3,000 at Christie’s auction house today. It had been sold by a Madonna fan who had won it in a competition run by BBC Radio 1 in July 1990. The buyer’s identity was not revealed.

Also up for grabs at the Pop and Collectable Guitars sale was a wealth of Beatles memorabilia as well as items associated with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Buddy Holly.

One of Clapton’s stage outfits was snapped up by the Hard Rock Cafe.

In other Madonna news, the two additional dates added at London Earl’s Court – taking the total to six nights – have also completely sold out, in an unprecedented ticket-buying frenzy.

In a frantic six hours, 97,000 tickets were sold, with a million hits on the online ticket website within the first 10 minutes, bringing it to a standstill, phonelines collapsing under the pressure of 30 million attempts to get through, being fielded by 265 operators.

Over 1,000 people camped outside the venue in a bid to get tickets, and the shows sold out virtually as soon as they were announced – the first one going in 15 minutes and the sixth selling out in under two hours.

Madonna now appears on July 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12.