Sunday, 4 February 2018

2018 Venue Announcement

We are very pleased to confirm that we will be returning to the Unity Theatre for our 2018 Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction.

Some information is available HERE - more to be added.


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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Printer’s Proof of Unpublished Lennon Book

In April 1972 the publishing company New English Library was about to publish a book entitled “Power To The People: The Political Thoughts of John Lennon” but it was pulled at the last minute and never came out on sale.

The book was to have consisted of quotes culled from interviews given during 1970 and 1971. Speculation has it that one of the possible reasons for it not coming out was that it may have jeopardised Lennon’s visa green card application.

In the annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction this August there is the opportunity to bid on a Printer’s Proof of the book. This is all the pages laid out on a large double sided sheet, basically ready for cutting, folding and binding into the inside pages of the finished product.

Our images show just a few examples of the “pages” on the sheet.

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While less than a handful of uncorrected proof copies of the book are believed to exist, this is the first time we’ve come across an uncut Printer’s Proof.
The estimate for this item is still to be confirmed.

1973 EMI Promotional Poster

This promotional poster is from 1973 and features all the albums available at the time including the “Red” and “Blue” compilations.

It is complete with the metal strips at the top and bottom.

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The estimate on this item is £60-£70



Thursday, 11 January 2018

A Ringo For Your Wall

This hand painted ceramic wall plaque of Ringo Starr’s face dates from the 1960s and was made by Kelsboro.

It’s very displayable and the colours still look fresh.

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The estimate for this item is £120-£150

From The Collection of Neil Aspinall’s Mum

The following items all used to belong to Beatles Roadie and Apple Head Neil Aspinall’s mum. They come with a letter from his brother.

Ringo Album with Fresh From Apple leaflet
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Estimate  £125-£150

Concert For Bangla Desh album with Fresh From Apple leaflet and original mailing envelope
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Estimate  £180-£220

NEMS  12” protective plastic cover for albums
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Estimate £30-£40

NEMS 12” paper record bag
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Estimate £30-£40

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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