We have begun to take items for the 2017 Auction

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Auction catalogue almost ready.

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Withdrawn Lots

Please note that the type written Dig A Pony lyrics have now been withdrawn from the auction at the request of the vendor.



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Monday, 5 July 2010

Blackbird Signing...

Here are two lots related to the Blackbird Singing book signing session at WH Smith in Liverpool back in 2001.

First of all here is a copy of the poetry book signed by Paul.



Estimate: £300-£350

And next is a t-shirt also signed by Paul. These were specially made for staff members at the shop and only around half a dozen exist.



Estimate: £250-£300


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Friday, 2 July 2010

Stuart Sutcliffe Letter and Drawings.

Stuart Sutcliffe has always been an enigmatic character in the story of the Beatles. His good looks and artistic talents combined to make his early death seem so much more of a tragedy.

In our auction this year we have two pieces of personal Stuart memorabilia.

The first is a multiple page letter from Stuart, sent to his friend Sheila. It was sent from his address on Percy Street in Liverpool in October 1959. In the letter he talks about his parents and states that nothing very exciting seems to happen before outlining a fight that had broken out at a party he had attended.



The letter carries an estimate of £1200-£1500

Also for sale in the auction is a page from a sketch book featuring an original drawing by Stuart on each side. These drawings date from his time at Liverpool Art College (which was next door to the Liverpool Institute, which is now LIPA, where the auction will take place.)

This lot carries an estimate of £600-£800

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Invitation to Cavern Club opening 1966

On 27th February 1966 the Cavern Club closed. Bailiffs went it with the help of a police presence and the 100 or so teenagers who had built impromptu barricades left peacefully. Despite a public campaign to raise money to reopen the club it was sold on 18th April by the court receiver as part of Ray McFall's bankruptcy proceedings. It was bought by a gentleman named Joe Davy who revamped and reopened the famous club.

The club reopened officially on 23rd July 1966. The opening ceremony took place at noon and there was a power failure during it! Harold Wilson officially reopened the club and the ceremony was attended by, among several others, Bessie Braddock MP, Ken Dodd, Billy J Kramer, The Fourmost, Georgie Fame, Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich, Jimmy Savile and Simon Dee.

This is an invitation to attend.



The lot carries an estimate of £80-£100

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