PARIS: A collection of Serge Gainsbourg’s belongings will go up for auction this month (October 31). Some 100 items in total will go under the hammer at the Tamla auction house in Nantes. The bizarre list of items up for sale include four cigarette butts smoked by the French singer-songwriter in a cassette case and a box of matches (guide price €500-€700). Also up for grabs is a pair of the artist’s nail clippers (guide price: €50-€80). Other lots include photographs, books and a telegram to his wife, the British actress Jane Birkin, with whom he recorded their controversial NO 1 single, ‘Je T’aime … Moi Non Plus’. –NME