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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Some prices from the 2009 Auction.

Here is the list of prices that items we featured in this blog went for in the auction this year. If an item isn't listed it either didn't reach it's reserve or we are unable to to give out the information for various reasons.

13 - Peter Blake signed exhibition leaflet £22
19 - The Beatles Authorised Biography 1968 signed by author Hunter Davies £46
20 - Imagine card signed by Yoko Ono with mailing envelope £46
29 - March 1970 NEMS Record catalogue signed by Joey Molland of Badfinger £15
30 - March 1960 NEMS Record catalogue signed by Allan Williams £25
31 - Sean Ono Lennon signature on black and white photograph of John Lennon £45
32 - George Martin signature on Chrysalis Records compliment slip £65
62 - Beatles photograph signed on the reverse by Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney £360
85 - Ringo Starr signature on black and white Beatles photo £130
109 - NEMS Letter Headed Notepaper dated 1st August 1962 enquiring about booking for The Beatles sign by Brian Epstein £2,300
110 - NEMS Letter Headed Notepaper dated January 1963 enquiring about booking Beatles £160
111 - NEMS Letter Headed Notepaper dated 9th February 1963 informing that The Beatles fee is £150, signed by Brian Epstein £1,850
115 - Original section of Cavern Club stage £2,600
150 - Hand made sign requesting “Paul on Sunday Sing For Rita Hot Lips A Taste of Honey” this was read out by Paul at The Cavern Club and is signed on the reverse by Paul McCarntey £1,350
155 - The Beatles Pop Prom programme, Royal Albert Hall 15th September 1963 £420
156 - The Beatles Pop Prom Royal Albert Hall ticket stub 15th September 1963 £160
199 - Help postcard signed of the reverse by Victor Spinetti and Leo McKern with an original Help paperback book £50
215 - John Lennon and George Harrison signatures, framed and mounted £1,100
216 - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr signatures, framed and mounted £400
224 - Complete set of 1967 Beatles signatures obtained during the filming of Magical Mystery Tour £4,500
225 - Paul McCartney signed Beatles Monthly Magazine centre page. £260
226 - Postcard from Ringo and Barbara handwritten by Barbara to Ringo's parents. £180
229 - Please Please Me original UK red label issue, single signed by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr £2,900
232 - An original Quarry Bank High School For Boy, Calderstones, Liverpool May 1957 photograph featuring John Lennon £450
233 - The Casbah Coffee Club Membership card dated 19-11-61 to 19-11-62 £1,950
238 - Letter from the IFA requesting clearance for use of photographs. John Lennon has written reply on bottom of letter £1,350
239 - Original 7th August 1953 photograph of Paul McCartney at a children’s party in Childwall Liverpool £1,350
284 - Cynthia Lennon signed copy of A Twist Of Lennon paperback 1978 £60
291 - A Walrus Costume worn by Mark McGann from Lennon Musical Play 1981 £60
296 - 1958 Payment book for Epstein’s Ltd Walton Road Liverpool £30
306 - Klaus Voormann signed invitation to opening of exhibition at The Mathew Street Gallery 2000 £25
308 - John Lennon signed and inscribed card Love John Lennon and annotated with Lennon's caricature portraits of his and Yoko's smiling Faces £1,500
309 - The Beatles autographs in biro on reverse of paper envelope £1,700
316 - 1948/49 School photograph from St Silas School, Liverpool featuring Ringo Starr £450
318 - Original 1952 16th Allerton Group St Aiden Troop Boy Scouts photograph £400.

And a few other highlights from this year's auction (that didn't get a mention on this blog) include -
34 - One page handwritten letter by John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi dated 10th October 1966 £150
35 - One page handwritten letter by John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi dated 3rd May 1968 £140
118 - 8th September 1962 Heswall Jazz Club handbill and ticket for Gerry and the Pacemakers £70
119 - 1st September 1962 Heswall Jazz Club handbill and ticket for Billy J Kramer with the Coasters £100
180 - The Beatles Juke Box Jury Ticket Liverpool Empire 7th December 1963 £360

If you have items you would like us to consider placing in next year's auction, or you are just curious about the value of a Beatles item you have please take a look at our previous blog entry here.