Collection of Mick Jagger love letters sold at auction

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    UNDATED (CBS) -- A collection of love letters written by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to American singer Marsha Hunt, believed to be the inspiration for the band's hit single "Brown Sugar," sold at Sotheby's on Wednesday (December 12) for $301,000.

    The 10 letters, dating from the summer of 1969, had been expected to fetch 70-100,000 pounds.

    Hunt, with whom Jagger had his first child, Karis, told Britain's Guardian newspaper last month that she was selling the letters, written in July and August 1969, because she had been unable to pay her bills. Jagger wrote them to Hunt while filming the Tony Richardson movie "Ned Kelly" in Australia.


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