ONE of the world's rarest vinyl records is to be auctioned in Chippenham on Friday.

Wessex Auction Rooms, at Westbrook Farm, will have The Sex Pistol's God Save The Queen record on sale, an item which has been valued between £12,000 - £15,000.

The British punk band produced one of the most famous PR stunts in history on March 10 1977 when they penned a new contract with A&M records outside of Buckingham Palace, ahead of the release of their first single.

This stunt was too controversial for A&M to handle, so they cancelled the contract six days later and ordered all of the copies of the single to be destroyed.

Only 10 records of the song were left in the vault at the company, meaning this vinyl has become a much-wanted item for fans of the genre across the world.

Auctioneer and vinyl expert Martin Hughes said: “I have had the privilege of selling many rare records but this is certainly the most exciting of them all.

"The Sex Pistols will always be the most iconic punk band, and perhaps also one of the most culturally significant.

"This is a chance for a collector to own a piece of music history”