Monday, 5 September 2016

Some Prices From The 2016 Beatles Auction

Prices of items covered by this blog for the 2016 Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction 


Lot 2  The Beatles Book calendar - £60
Lot 22 Cavern Club handbill for Chuck Berry - £45
Lot 23 Cavern Club handbill for Long John Baldry and Spencer Davis Group - £125
Lot 24 Cavern Club handbill for The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Scaffold - £100
Lot 28 Original unused Cavern Club stickers - £22
Lot 34 Ringo Starr Magic Christian lobby cards - £160
Lot 40 The Beatles White Album clear vinyl - £180
Lot 43 Ten unused Cavern Club business cards - £110
Lot 44 Six original 1967 Cavern Club window stickers - £30
Lot 49 Six plastic Cavern Club official tags 1967 - £40
Lot 60 Letter from NBC signed by Bob Wooler with colour photograph of The Signs at the Cavern Club and black and white promotional card of the group - £140
Lot 61 Cavern Club business card with telephone number SEF 1115 - £34
Lot 62 Cavern Club business card with guitar logo - £35
Lot 63 Limited edition Cynthia Lennon signed John Lennon book - £140
Lot 64 Original Beatles brooch featuring a beetle decorated with music notes - £35
Lot 65 Original Beatles brooch in the shape of a beetle with a photograph on the front - £28
Lot 66 Original Beatles pendant with photograph on front and chain. - £28
Lot 70 John Lennon autograph signed to Stella - £850
Lot 72 Set of Beatles signatures in the hand Mal Evans - £220
Lot 74 Set of Beatles signatures in the hand of George’s mum - £120
Lot 83 A complete display card of twelve rolls of Beatles cellophane tape - £35
Lot  97 Beatles stockings complete with original packaging, by Scott-Centenaire Ltd - £50
Lot 98 Beatles stockings complete with original packaging, by Vroom and Dreesmann - £30
Lot 101 Full set of Beatles autographs on two separate pages - £1650
Lot 108 Cavern Rediffusion ticket - £45
Lot 124 Bob Wooler’s personal notebook - £200
Lot 125 Bob Wooler Pops Galore ticket 25th February 1966 with a ticket for Knotty Ash Village Hall - £28
Lot 129 Paul McCartney Run Devil Run promotional juke box cassette player - £100
Lot 135 John and Yoko Bag Productions poster by David Nutter,published by Photo-Posters Ltd - £200
Lot 143 Decca records single sleeve signed by The Pete Best Four - £180
Lot 144 The Beatles Let It Be gala premiere ticket for Liverpool - £260
Lot 160 A small section of carpet from Abbey Road Studios - £100
Lot 166 Beatles Parlophone promotional card with printed Paul McCartney signature - £40
Lot 177 MPL Christmas Party 1993 mug - £90
Lot 178 MPL Christmas Party 1994 mug - £95
Lot 182 Jerry Lee Lewis poster for the Tower Ballroom - £220
Lot 183 Two unused Apple matchbooks - £45
Lot 189 Very rare collection of sickness and employment records for Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) - £1200
Lot 190 It’s For You Beatles acetate demo disc with Dick James music label, by Paul McCartney - £18000
Lot 199 Rory Storm and the Wild Ones ticket for the Storyville Jazz Club - £170
Lot 200 Rory Storm and the Hurricanes ticket for Orrell Park Ballroom  - £340L
Lot 202 MPL Christmas Party 1994 mug - £100
Lot 203 Wings Wildlife Apple promotional leaflet - £90
Lot 207 Apple Records wooden crate with five record dividers - £520
Lot 209 Red fake fur jacket trimmed with yellow and gold braiding purchased from the Apple Boutique - £320
Lot 234 Iron Door Club membership card dated 15th May 1960 - £90
Lot 236 Beatles Vogue Tams mug - £48
Lot 242 Beatles Merit Magnetic Hair Game by J&L Randall Ltd UK - £170
Lot 244 Two NEMS record store LP bags - £50
Lot 245 The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night lobby cards - £420
Lot 250 The Beatles red curtain jigsaw  - £50
Lot 251 The Beatles Cavern Club jigsaw - £50
Lot 252 The Beatles on stage jigsaw - £70
Lot 253 The Beatles green curtain jigsaw - £70
Lot 258 A soup tureen formerly the property of John Lennon - £210
Lot261 Parlophone promotional card from 1962 fully signed on reverse by all four Beatles - £3600
Lot 262 Northern premiere programme for A Hard Day’s Night signed on inside pages by Michael McGear, Gerry (Marsden) and Walter Shenson - £270
Lot 269 The Beatles Book Monthly original binder - £200
Lot 278 Walker Brothers ticket for the Tower Ballroom New Brighton - £20
Lot 279 Cavern Night ticket for Long View Labour Club - £20
Lot 294 Beatles uncut reproduction tray flat Made in England - £25
Lot 295 Beatles original Worcester Ware tray UK - £40

Please note that some prices aren't listed for various reasons.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

A few Auction reminders and Updates

With the Auction merely days away here are a few updates and reminders.

First of all, a letter of provenance has been added to the blog post about the amazing It's For You demo acetate. Click here and scroll down for details. 

Remember we have moved venues this year. The viewing day and the auction are now being held at The Unity Theatre. It's not far from LIPA - map and details can be found here.

Catalogues are now available from the Beatles Shop. They will also be handed out at the Adelphi lounge/foyer on the Friday and on the Saturday morning and will be available at The Unity Theatre on the viewing day.

You can download the full catalogue or a text version by clicking here and following the instructions.

The viewing day is Friday 26th between 11am and 4pm and the Auction is on Saturday 27th starting at 10.30am (Please note - there is no opportunity to view items before the auction begins on the Saturday)

Seating is on a first come first served basis.






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2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction Round Up

The 2016 Liverpool Beatles Auction is rapidly approaching and we are looking forward to holding the event in our new home at The Unity Theatre off Hope Place this year.

Add to that the fact we have some truly amazing lots this year and our 25th event is really shaping up to be our best ever. Let's face it, it's not every year that you stumble across a Beatles demo recording that no one has heard for over a half a century.  The It's For You acetate has been getting a lot of attention from people all over the world and we can't wait to see where it ends up. You can read all about this sensational find by clicking here. 

The acetate is, of course, our star lot but that doesn't mean the other items are any less interesting. A particular favourite is the collection of documents pertaining to Ringo's sickness benefits in the days when he worked as a fitter in Liverpool. They give a fascinating insight into his working life before drumming became his main profession. Click here for more details.

Staying with Ringo, how about a chance to own a jacket worn by the man himself? The jacket was worn during filming for the excellent Anthology documentary. Now that's pretty special! Info here. 

One of our favourite items is a brilliant brightly coloured fake fur sleeveless jacket purchased from the Apple Boutique in the late 60s. The life span of that particular project was short so there was only a small window of opportunity for things to come from there. The jacket was designed by The Fool, a collective that also designed the flamboyant mural that briefly adorned the exterior wall of the boutique on Baker Street, London.  Images and details here.

For those interested in all things Cavern, there are plenty of goodies going under the hammer related to the club, including documents, business cards, original souvenirs and even a gargoyle shaped light fitting from towards the end of the club's lifespan. Click here for all the previous posts about Cavern Club items in this year's event.

As ever there are a number of autographs in the auction, the best example being a lovely set on the reverse of an early Parlophone Records promotional card. Details here. 

If you prefer something a little more arty from your Beatles then there is an A4 sized sheet of doodles produced by Paul McCartney while he was at the Liverpool Institute as a boy. Image and info here.

These examples are merely scratching the surface of this year's event. There are over three hundred lots up for auction with items to suit everyone's taste and pocket. The 2016 Auction catalogue is available to download by clicking this link and following the instructions. Printed catalogues are available for collection from the Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. The viewing day is Friday 26th August at The Unity Theatre. Details and a map can by found here. The auction itself starts at 10.30am Saturday 27th August at the same venue.

A full list of lots covered by this site is available here. 




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Rare Lost Beatles Demo For It's For You Found!

Every now and again we come across a real treasure for our auction and it really does take our breath away. This year we are extremely excited to have stumbled across a piece of Beatles history.

Back in 1964 the Lennon/McCartney song “It’s For You” was written especially for Cilla Black and Paul McCartney recorded a demo acetate that he sent round to the London Palladium for her to listen to. (This is mentioned in Cilla’s autobiography). Since then the whereabouts of this acetate has been unknown.

Well, until now that is.

Mislabelled in a collection of other acetates as being by Cilla this super-rare recording has resurfaced and will be up for sale in our annual Liverpool Beatle Memorabilia Auction on 27th August this year.

We could hardly believe it when we played through the collection of Cilla demos we had taken in for the auction and came across Paul’s voice.

This is an important, and previously considered lost, piece of musical history. It is expected to sell for £15,000 - £20,000, perhaps even more.

****The audio clip that was previously available has no been removed.****

Cilla’s version features Paul on piano and the single peaked at number 7 in the charts.

Click here for our official Press Release.


LETTER OF PROVENANCE
IT’S FOR YOU BY PAUL McCARTNEY

To Whom It May Concern

I confirm I have full legal title to the acetate demo of the recording of 'It's For You' by Paul McCartney, described as lot 190 in the Beatles Auction catalogue Liverpool 27th August 2016.

The acetate demo is believed to have been given to my late father by his sister Cilla Black, around 1964, when my father was around 18 years old. My father was an avid record collector who took great care of his record collection and he personally created the cardboard sleeve in which the acetate demo has been stored in his collection for more than 50 years. It is my father's handwriting that appears on the cardboard sleeve. It was only when we took this acetate demo, amongst others in my father's collection, to the Beatles Shop in Liverpool earlier this year, that it was found that the recording on the acetate demo was in fact that by Sir Paul McCartney rather than Cilla, as the labelling on the sleeve wrongly indicates.

Sir Paul McCartney was kind enough to send this demo recording to Cilla Black back in 1964 and she had a big hit with the song. When we found out that Sir Paul had not retained his own copy of the recording, as a courtesy and gesture of respect, we agreed it would be only right that, of all people, he be allowed to make a copy of the recording for himself for the sole use of adding it to his personal archive. Other than the single copy of the recording that he now has, we know of no other.

Simon White
Liverpool
19/08/2016




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CHANGE OF VENUE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note we that there will be a VENUE CHANGE this year.

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties the auction has been transferred from LIPA to:-

The Unity Theatre 
Hope Place 
off Hope Street 
Liverpool L1 9BG 

Only 600yds from LIPA


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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Complete List of Auction Items Covered This Year

The catalogue for the 2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is now available to download. Please click here for more details.

Below is a list of items, complete with lot numbers, that we have covered on this blog this year. 














































































































































294 Beatles uncut reproduction tray flat Made in England

295 Beatles original Worcester Ware tray UK


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The 2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 27th August 2016 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Vintage Light Shades from the Hall Where John and Paul First Met

A lot consisting of two 1950s light shades from St Peter's Church Hall are to be sold in our Liverpool Beatles Auction in a few weeks. The lot will be raising money for the church funds which helps the church, the local area and other more wide-spread charities.  The pictures show the top and the bottom of the items. They are glass and were recently discovered in the cellar of the hall; who knows what events they helped illuminate in their time?

St Peter's Church Hall is famous for being where John and Paul were first introduced on that fateful day in July 1957, starting a musical partnership that would change the world.

The light shades are estimated to go for £120-£150. 

You can visit St Peter's Church Hall all over Beatles Week (apart from Sunday) - click here for more details 




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The 2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 27th August 2016 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. . All valuations are free.

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Hard Day's Night Northern Premiere Programme signed by Walter Shenson

This programme for the Northern premiere of A Hard Day's Night in Liverpool 1964 is signed on the inside pages by Michael McCartney, Gerry (Marsden) and by the film's producer Walter Shenson.


 It goes under the hammer in a few weeks at our Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction and has an estimate of £300-£350



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The 2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 27th August 2016 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.  All valuations are free.

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Beatles Autographs on a Parlophone Promo Card

Set of Beatles autographs on the reverse of an early Parlophone records promotional card.

Estimate £2500-£3000



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The 2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 27th August 2016 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. . All valuations are free.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Ringo Starr's Sick Pay Records

This year's auction is proving to be extremely interesting in terms of rare and one-off items.
These documents are simply fascinating.
They are amongst a lot covering the sickness benefits paid out to Richard Starkey (obviously later known as Ringo Starr) while working as a fitter for H Hunt and Sons in the late fifties.
In the documents are two work related injury reports from 1958, detailing two occasions where he injured his hands while working. There are also two Sickness Benefit Shuttle Cards which were sent away so they could check whether he had paid in enough contributions to be entitled to sick pay.
It seems that besides work related injuries poor Richie was quite susceptible to chills, particularly of the bronchial kind.

(sensitive information has been blurred out on these photographs)


This collection of paperwork is unique and was rescued by the vendor from being throwaway and lost completely.  It will be up for auction next month in our Liverpool Beatles Auction and is expected to reach between £1000-£1200


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The 2016 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 27th August 2016 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. . All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

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