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Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Icing on the Cake - 1960s Beatles Style Cake toppers.



These four familiar music band members along with instruments are housed in a boxed labelled "The Swingers Music Set" and decorated with cartoon "Beatles" faces and instruments. 

Designed to stand proudly on a Beatles fan's Birthday cake these figures date from the 1960s.




Estimate - £70-£80

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From London Town to Across America - Wings Promotional posters


We have these two promotional posters for Wings albums going into our 2018 Auction.


Estimate - £30 - £40





Estimate - £30 - £40


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In The Bag! - NEMS Paper Bag

Paper items, particular those usually thrown away, are always sought after. 

This simple paper bag, the perfect size to hold a 7" single, with it's modern disc design in red, white and blue is from the Whitechapel NEMS store. 

The shop was just around the corner from the Cavern Club and shop manager, Brian Epstein signed the Beatles to a management contract in the solicitors offices that were originally above the store. 





Estimate - £30-£40


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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Quarry Men, Strong Before Our Birth - John at Quarrybank School 1957


School items relating to the various members of the Beatles are always very popular in the auction.

This long Quarry Bank school photograph dates from 1957 and features John Lennon, complete with quiff and sneer, next to his fellow Quarry Men member, Pete Shotton.



Estimate - £600-£700




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A Couple of Items for the Cave Dwellers - Cavern Club Cards


This 1960 Cavern Club card still refers to the Liverpool Jazz Union. 

The club was originally for just jazz, with no rock and roll allowed. 

Eventually they allowed skiffle bands to play and from there it was a slippery slope towards the sound that would shake the world.



Estimate - £400-£500




The Cavern Club continued to be a popular venue throughout the 1960s. The Beatles brought the club into the limelight and it continued to host bands until it was closed in the early 1970s. This Cavern Club membership card features a cartoon cave man on the front and dates from 1969.




Estimate - £50-£60

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Not to sniffed at! - Beatles Handkerchief


While we get some lovely high value items in for the auction, it's fab that we can also offer something more affordable for the those just starting their collections.

This Beatles handkerchief dates from 1964 and the estimate isn't going to break the bank for the novice Beatle collector. 

It's easy to display and can even be framed.




Estimate - £30-£40


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Friday, 10 November 2017

Auction 2018 - Here We Go Again!

Most years we wait till the New Year to start taking items for the next auction but we've started early this time. You can expect posts about items for the auction in August 2018 to start appearing very soon!

Time to have a rummage in the attic and see if you have any Beatles treasure.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

2017 Beatles Auction Prices

Here are the prices for some of items featured on this blog over this year. If a price doesn't appear it may be that information wasn't provided for that item or it has been requested not to be published.

The prices given are the Hammer Prices and do not take into account the Buyer's Premium or any commission.

5 Original 1960s Beatles birthday card made by Hi Brows for NEMS Enterprises. (1) £50

6 Original Beatles Scrap book with cuttings. NEMS 1964 UK (1) £18

20 Beatles Summer Of Love book signed by George Martin (1) £100

21 The BeatlesTrue Beginnings book signed by Roag, Rory and Pete Best (1) £140

22 Yoko Ono signed card dated 1988 (1) £28

23 Imagine film handbill signed by Allan Williams (1) £25

24 Set of Beatles Applause dolls in black suits (4) £90

30 Twelve blackand white photographs of Paul McCartney and Wings at Salford University 1972 (12) £70

34 Paul McCartney Tug of War framed promo poster (1) £40

37 Mersey Beatmagazine from August 1962 signed by George, John and Pete Best (1) £1400

49 Civic receptionticket for the Beatles at Liverpool Town Hall 10th July 1964 signed by Wilfred Bramwell and Michael McGear (1) £500

52 The BeatlesMake A Date calendar 1964 UK. Mint Condition (1) £280

53 Make A Date With The Beatles coin bank calendar. 1970s (1) £70

54 1963 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £60

55 1964 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £25

56 1965 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £40

57 1966 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £65

58 1967 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £55

59 1968 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £60

60 1969 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £70

84 Selcol Beatles Drum c. 1964 UK. Skin has been repaired (1) £70

85 Four Beatles glasses 1964 UK (4) £180

86 Originalmulti-coloured Beatles silk scarf with printed signatures, 1964 UK(1) £85

91 Four Inflatable Beatles cartoon dolls USA (4) £100

93 Beatles recordrack by Selcol (1) £190

116 Music textbookfrom Quarry Bank School signed by John Lennon c.1956-57 (1) £3000

130 Small T-shirtwith original Valentine Magazine 1960s Beatles transfers (1) £12

132 Iron Door Club Membership card dated 1963 (1) £60

133 1963 Cavern Club membership card (1) £240

136 George Martin signed promotional card (1) £70

137 Paul McCartney Promotional leaflet signed by Peter Blake (1) £45

140 Barbara Bach signed promotional photograph (1) £50

143 Astrid Kirchherr and Cynthia Lennon signed ticket (1) £100

145 Ringo Starr signed Beatles photograph (1) £170

163 1964 Mini Beatles calendar and eraser (2) £28

166 A very rareBeatles business card c.1962 signed "Thanks a lot for yourletter, glad you enjoyed the shows etc... A happy birthday from TheBeatles George Harrison xxx" Together with a British Airwaysfirst class menu for flight BA282 LAX-LHR 24/11/95 signed by George Harrison (2) £2100

170 Beatles Headband. USA 1964. (1) £25

171 Three Original Dutch horse shoe Beatles badges c.1964 (3) £20

178 Two Beatles Flasher keyings. Ringo and Paul. USA c.1964 (2) £25

190 Beatles Beetle Brooch UK c.1964 (1) £25

195 Autograph pagesigned by George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney xxx c.1963,together with detailed history and letter of authenticity. (1) £1400

198 Beatles RingoRoll wrapper, manufactured by Scott's Bakers, Liverpool c.1963 (1) £180

199 St Silas schoolphotograph featuring a young Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) front row left in his class for 1948-49. (1) £520

201 A pair of RingoStarr's black suede stage worn boots, sized 7. These were given tothe vendor by Ringo who was a personal friend in the 1960s and comeswith his letter of authenticity. These boots were exhibited at theBeatles City Museum in Liverpool which was open from 1984 to 1986.(1) £5900

206 Beatles Worcester Ware tray UK 1964 (1) £40

213 Brian Epstein Signature mounted with photograph (1) £460

224 The Beatles Signatures on lined paper c.1964 (1) £1900

225 Beatles MaryWells tour programme signed with dedications To John from JohnLennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr "Best Wishes" and fromPaul McCartney "All The Best", together with a letter ofauthenticity from Freda Kelly the national secretary of the BeatlesFan Club stating how she obtained the signatures for John. The dateof the concert in Liverpool was 8th November 1964 and John (thevendor) has owned them since that date. A letter of authenticity from him is included. (1) £4600

244 1969 Cavern Club membership card (1) £35

251 Cast iron Menlove Avenue street sign. 13" x 27" (1) £360

254 Very rare 1960 Butlins promotional photograph of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes signed in full by the band on the reverse including Ringo Starr (1) £680

255 Postcard from Rory Storm sent from Hamburg, Germany c.1960 (1) £360

276 Page from autograph book fully signed in various colours of ink by Rory Storm and The Hurricanes including Ringo Starr from Butlins 1960 (1) £520

277 Page fromautograph book signed by Rory Storm in green ink from Butlins 1960(1) £100

279 Original Beatles tile. UK 1964 (1) £200

282 Beatles PYX record holder (1) £45

290  I Wanna Hold Your Hand Steven Spielberg film poster UK (1) £14

297 Rare copy ofThe Prescotian school magazine with a poem entitled "Beauty"written by Stuart Sutcliffe inside. 1956 (1) £320

298 Poster for the 1st Liverpool Beatles Convention held on 8th and 9th October 1977 at Mr Pickwick's Club (1) £150

299 Poster forEurope's first Christmas Beatles Convention held on 18th and 19thDecember 1976 at Alexandra Palace, London (1) £190

302 Beatles Irish Linen tea towel (1) £35

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

UPDATED: How To Get A Catalogue for the 2017 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction

The auction catalogue is now available to download. Click here for details. 

Catalogues are also available in The Beatles Shop.

If you would like one sending to you please send a Stamped (a large letter stamp will cover the postage) self-addressed envelope big enough to hold an A5 booklet to us at
The Beatles Shop, 31 Mathew Street, Liverpool. L2 6RE.  (If you are outside the UK please email us for further details)

If you would like a pdf file of the catalogue sending to you please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with CATALOGUE REQUEST in the subject line.  The file may be large due to the illustrations.



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Friday, 4 August 2017

Lot Numbers for 2017 Beatles Auction items covered on here this year.

The final version of the 2017 Auction Catalogue is being laid out by our printer as I type. As soon as it is available a .pdf version will be be added on this site for you all to download and peruse at your leisure.

In the meantime here is every thing we have covered on this blog this year with current estimates and lot numbers, complete with links back to the original posts with photos and further details.