A rare 7” single of The Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen” is up for auction this weekend at London’s Music Mania record fair. Only nine copies of the original A&M vinyl single are thought to remain after a dispute the band had with A&M Records, which led to the end of their contract and destruction of the 25,000 pressed vinyl copies. The story goes that the band showed up to the A&M studio after a press conference, and in typical anarchist fashion proceeded to wreak havoc. Sid Vicious (who was new to the band at the time) destroyed a toilet bowl, cutting himself in the process and dragging blood all over the office. Meanwhile, John Lyndon (Johnny Rotten) took the opportunity to fire off obscenities at the office staff. This behaviour ended their record deal with A&M after only 6 days, and in the process of cutting ties with the band most of the 25,000 vinyl copies of “God Save the Queen” were destroyed. One of the coveted singles has previously been sold for up to £13,000 ($20,000) making it one of the most expensive records on the planet.