Friday, 24 March 2017

Shop Reopened

The shop is now open after the work we have had done.
However we are currently experiencing problems with the WiFi connection so the computer and therefore the email system is not currently set up.
You can phone us regarding items or call in (any day but Fridays - but we recommend calling ahead  to be sure there is someone available to deal with valuations).

Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Set of Four Original Beatles Glasses

This set of four drinking glasses was produced by Joseph Lang & Company Ltd in the UK in 1964 for NEMS Enterprises. The gold rimmed glasses are about 10cm tall. The images of the vessels are bright but sadly there is a small amount of damage to the George decal.

The estimate for this item is £275-£300


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Beatles Liverpool Civic Reception Ticket 1964

On 10th July 1964, before the Northern Premiere of their first film A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles attended a Civic Reception at Liverpool Town Hall.  This ticket for the event is signed on the front by co-star Victor Spinetti and film director Richard Lester, plus on the reverse by co-star Wilfred Brambell and Paul's brother Michael McGear of The Scaffold. The ticket is number 704.

The estimate for this item is £250-£300


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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Iron Door Club Membership Card 1963

Liverpool had lots of clubs in the 60s, amongst the most famous after the Cavern Club is the Iron Door. The resident band was The Searchers and it was there that Cilla Black made her vocal debut in 1961. This membership card with the distinctive logo on the front is from 1963.

The estimate for this item is £60-£80


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1963 Cavern Club Membership Card

January this year saw the 60th Anniversary of The Cavern Club in Liverpool, and this membership card is linked to another significant year in the club's history. August 1963 saw the final performance of the Beatles at the famous venue. While this card didn't mean entry in that particular ticket only event, who knows what other lunchtime or evening sessions the holder attended in that year.

The estimate for this item is £100-£150


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Beatles Ringo Starr New Beat Drum

Produced in 1964 by Selco, these drum kits were part of the toy instrument collection that included various plastic Beatles guitars, after all even pretend bands needed drummers!

This example is in need of a little TLC, there is some damage to the drum head and it is missing its stand, however it would still make an impression display piece in any collection. The Beatles label on the side of the drum is intact and not faded.

The estimate for this item is £150-£200


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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction 2017

Welcome to 2017.

We are still finalising some of the finer details of our 2017 Auction, but we have begun to take in items for the August event.

We will begin posting about some of these items on here very shortly and will update you on any other details as and when we have the information.

The 2017 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction will be taking place on Saturday August 26th. We usually take in items for the event right up to the end of May/beginning of June, however there is limited space in the sale and we try not to take multiples of things so often it's better to get things to us sooner rather than later.

All valuations from the shop are free and there is no obligation to place anything into the auction with us. We understand that sometimes people just want to know how much their Beatles collections are worth.

We always advise that you ring us in advance of any visit to be certain that we have someone available to give your valuation. Our valuer is almost never available on a Friday but he is often available at weekends.

We do offer some valuations over the phone but a lot of the time we need to see things to be sure. We always need to see autographs before giving valuations on them.

If you can't get to the shop you can email us with clear photographs (or scans) of items and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Here's our contact details -

The Beatles Shop
31 Mathew Street, Liverpool. L2 6RE

0151 236 8066

There's a link below to our FAQ page which offers information for sellers (and potential buyers).


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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.


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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