London, June 1 -- Her face has graced several ad campaigns, magazine covers and billboards for years, but there was still frenzy when original photographs of Kate Moss in her early days of modelling went on sale.
Collectors eager to land their hands on an original print of a young Moss forked out 183,000 pounds when the snaps went on auction at Christie's in London.
The auction took place in four separate lots.
The photographs date back to the early 1990s when Moss had just started her career, and also include some nude shots taken when she was in her early 20s.
A 96in by 72in print taken in Marrakesh by fashion photographer Albert Watson in January 1993 for the German edition of Vogue, sold for a whopping 54,000 pounds - that was five times the amount expected, reports the Daily Mail.
Another print, shot in 1996, simply titled Kate Moss (Hand on Neck), went for 38,400 pounds, while a controversial image of the supermodel taken by Corrine Day in 1993 called 'Kate at Home' went for 6,600 pounds.
However, the most expensive photos were a set of six prints taken by Chuck Close in 2003 that went for 84,000 pounds.
These show the supermodel without make-up and un-combed hair.
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