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On November 24, 1991, the world lost arguably one of the most dynamic, electric, and talented artists of our generation. Freddie Mercury had succumbed to AIDS-related pneumonia, leaving behind a vacuum that still hasn’t been filled by any other musical artist.

Now, 30 years later, fans of Queen or Mercury himself have the chance to own a piece of the music legend’s personal collection of items. Beginning in June, Sotheby’s will open the collection to viewers on a world tour through Hong Kong, New York, and LA. If you don’t happen to be in these areas, it’ll also be made available online for viewing. This is a collection described as an “exquisite clutter” of objects, ranging from original “We Are the Champions” lyrics scribbled on airline stationery, to more high-ticket items like artwork from Mercury’s personal collection. Even a Tiffany’s mustache comb will go up on the auction block.

The inspiring life of Mercury won’t soon be forgotten and, in honor of his memory, proceeds from the charity will go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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