Rupie the Groupie’s Rolling Stones Private Collection Goes On Sale

Dreweatts has been appointed to sell the private collection of Prince Rupert of Loewenstein, the former business and financial manager of The Rolling Stones. The collection includes antique furniture from the Prince’s private study at Petersham Lodge, as well as two prestigious awards attained during the Prince’s time with the band.

The collection will be offered in Dreweatts upcoming Interiors sale Day 2  on June 9, 2021.

Loewenstein was The Rolling Stones’ financial and business manager from 1968 until 2007. The band asked for help, as they believed they were being underpaid by their manager at the time, Allen Klein. This would lead to a working relationship and friendship that spanned more than 30 years and the nickname Rupie the Groupie.


One of two awards presented to Loewenstein

Prince Rupert’s financial prowess led to massive changes in their fortune, which made them one of the wealthiest bands of all time and he is also credited with copyrighting The Rolling Stones’ legendary red tongue logo.

Also included in the sale are two awards presented to Loewenstein. One is a Rolling Stones Norwegian Platinum sales award for the album ‘Stripped’ in 1996, which commemorated sales in excess of 50,000 units in Norway. The second award was a Rolling Stones Swedish Gold award for the album ‘Voodoo Lounge’ in 1994, to commemorate in excess of 50,000 units in Sweden.


Rolling Stones Swedish Gold award for the album ‘Voodoo Lounge’ in 1994