Beloved French singer Serge Gainsbourg's belongings are to go under the hammer at an auction in Nantes on Halloween (31Oct13).

Among the 100 bizarre items up for sale are cigarette butts smoked by the Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus hitmaker and the singer/songwriter's nail clippers, which are expected to fetch up to $105 (£70).

Other highlights include photographs and books Gainsbourg owned and a telegram he sent to to his wife, Jane Birkin.

The artist's handwritten shopping lists were sold for over $9,750 (£6,540) last year (12).

Gainsbourg died in 1991.