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Prince's handcuffs to be auctioned

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Prince's handcuffs to be auctioned

Prince's rhinestone-encrusted handcuffs are being put up for auction.

The highly collectible item belonging to the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker - which he used on stage in 1994 for his performance of 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' - will be available to the highest bidder alongside a demo tape, his Gibson acoustic guitar and handwritten lyrics.

The items are being offered for sale at Nate D. Sanders Auctions by Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia and his former manager Owen Husney.

The guitar was used by the 57-year-old singer throughout the production of his early records and is supplied with a note from Owen, proving the guitar's authenticity. Bids for this item will begin at $60,000, with five percent of the final value headed for Our House LA's Camp Erin for Grieving Children charity.

The auctioneers are also offering the chance for Prince fans to get their hands on the diamond engagement ring he gave to Mayte - which has a starting bid of no less than $100,000 - as well as sweet handwritten notes penned by the singer on heart-shaped paper.

Bidding will begin on March 17.