Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Handbill and Programme.

This year as the climax to the Beatle Week celebrations Cavern City Tours are presenting Chris Montez and Tommy Roe in a recreation of the legendary tour from 1963 featuring The Beatles.

We have some original items from that very tour up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction which is held just a few days before the recreation of the show in the Cavern Club.

This programme for the concert tour is expected to reach £80-£100 at auction. 

And this rare handbill for the show at the Liverpool Empire Theatre is estimated at £400-£450.




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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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Tickets for Beatles at The Floral Hall in Southport 1963.

These tickets are for two separate Beatles concerts at the Floral Hall in Southport in 1963. One dates from 23rd April and the other is from 15th October. This was the last time the band at the venue.

Estimate £150-£200

Estimate £180-£250
The tickets will be sold in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction next month.



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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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Cavern Handbill featuring Alexis Korner and The Clayton Squares

Handbill for the Cavern Club Rhythm and Blues Marathon on Sunday 19th July 1964.

This handbill is estimated to sell at around £80-£120




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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Rock and Roll Legends in New Brighton

The Tower Ballroom in New Brighton played host to lots of music legends.

Up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction are these vintage photographs by Robert Dean of rock and roll legends Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis at the venue.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Little Richard

They are being sold as two separate lots with each lot expected to fetch between £80-£100



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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Beatles Badges and a Bit of Bus Seat

The annual Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place next month on 23rd August at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.  Here's a couple of items in the sale.

These two Beatles badges are being sold in one lot with an estimate of £40-£50

This section of seat cover from the Magical Mystery Tour bus is estimated to sell for £40-£50


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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rare Beatles in the Cavern Images With Copyright.

We have two rare negatives of the Beatles in the Cavern Club up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction in August. Details of the event are at the end of this post.

Both of the images are sold with copyright and one is unpublished.

The image below is cropped and watermarked for copyright reasons. The other, unpublished, image is available to potential bidders in a watermarked version on request (click here for contact details). Both images will be available to see on the auction viewing day the day before the event.


The estimate for these images plus copyright is £1400-£1600 each. 

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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Signed Paul McCartney - aged 11.

Regular readers of the Beatles Examiner site may have seen a recent report on there about this early example of a McCartney signature. You can read the article by clicking here.

Written on the back of a photo from the Joseph Williams school, Paul's autograph appears with the signatures of all his classmates. He was probably about eleven years old at the time making this one of the earliest McCartney signatures in existence.


This piece of early McCartney history will be sold in our auction this August (details below) and is estimated to reach between £1500-£1750



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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Rare Early Mersey Beat magazines and business card

Mersey Beat magazine first appeared in July 1961. The first issue famously featured a piece written by John Lennon entitled "Being A Short Diversion On The Dubious Origins Of The Beatles" which included the line about a man on a flaming pie, from which Paul McCartney got the title of his 1997 album.

As with a lot of paper memorabilia, Mersey Beats were often discarded after they had been read. Not many people hung on to local papers, music based or otherwise, at the time. Therefore these throwaway items often become highly collectible.

Up for sale in our 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction are the first three issues of Mersey Beat magazine, including issue 2 which was the first time The Beatles adorned the cover.


Click on images for larger versions.

Each issue is expected to reach £800-£1000.

Also in the auction is this Mersey Beat business card.
This carries an estimate of £250-£300


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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Rare 1961 Beatles Negatives to be sold with Copyright

If you get the Liverpool Echo, read it online or have been on our facebook or twitter timelines you may have seen the article about this photograph. If not then click here to read all about it.


The photograph was taken at St John's Hall in Tuebrook, Liverpool in 1961.

The negative for this image, and therefore the copyright, is up for sale along with four other negatives from the same night, in our annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction in August. The complete lot of five negatives currently carries an estimate of £1750-£2500.

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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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Liverpool Institute Green Book

Items from the school years of the Beatles are always very popular in our auctions.
These little Green Books were given out to the pupils of the Liverpool Institute for Boys. (Which is now LIPA where our Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auctions are held every year).
This particular Green Book dates from 1959 and includes amongst the list of pupils both Paul and Mike McCartney. Another page details Paul's Prize for Art that year.



 The book is estimated to sell for £350-£450


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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

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

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