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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Rare Cavern Handbills

These Cavern Handbills are very rare items. Most of the time handbills were simply discarded after the events listed on them had passed so examples are few and far between, particularly older ones.

Both of these handbills are from the end of 1959 and both feature The Swinging Blue Genes.

One includes details of an appearance in the Cavern by Rory Storm and The Hurricanes, which would have included Ringo Starr on the drums.

(Click for larger image) The above handbill carries an estimate of £70-£80

(Click for larger image) The above handbill carries an estimate of £50-£60



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and all that Jazz.

This Merseyside Jazz Magazine from 1959 contains adverts for The Cavern Club and The Jacaranda Coffee Club and Bar.

It is being sold together with a large handbill for the The Temperance Seven at the Unicorn on May 23rd and 24th 1959.

This lot carries an estimate of £20-£30.


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Frank Comments...

Frank Comments was a magazine published by Frank Hessys Ltd. Hessy's was one of the music shops close to Mathew Street where members of various local bands including The Beatles bought their equipment.


Three copies of this magazine are for sale in our auction in August. They feature covers illustrated by Bill Harry. He also wrote articles and poems for the magazine. This is before he went on to launch the famous Mersey Beat magazine which documented the local group scene in the 1960s.

Each magazine features adverts for The Cavern Club which was a Jazz club back then.


This lot of three magazines carries an estimate of £50-£60.


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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Cuddle the Beatles!

These Beatles Rag dolls date from the late 1980s and were made by Applause.
Each one has the original stand featuring the Beatles logo.

This cuddlesome lot carries an estimate of £275-£325



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John and Ringo autographs.

Autographs are always very popular lots in the auction.

The following two signatures are mounted (but unframed) with a photograph.

 Ringo autograph- estimated at £100-£120

John Lennon autograph - estimated at £700-£800



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Monday, 21 March 2011

Ringo and Paul signed items for Charity.

We have two very lovely signed items going into this year's auction with their proceeds going to worthy causes.

First of all this cool, white, star-shaped tambourine was signed by Ringo Starr in 2002. He signed with his first name and a star motif along with the year "02".

The vendor is donating any proceeds from the sale of this tambourine to The British Heart Foundation.
It carries an estimate of £200-£250.

Also being sold for charity is a unique scrapbook documented Paul McCartney's appearance at WH Smiths in Liverpool to sign copies of his poetry book Blackbird Singing. The signing took place on March 21st 2001.
The scrapbook contains newspaper cuttings and photographs from the time  as well as letters and faxes from customers before and after the event. 


Paul has signed one of the pages saying "Thanks" and added a large smiling face cartoon. 
The proceeds from the sale of this one off item will go to a local Liverpool charity (still to be decided upon) and it carries an estimate of £500-£600.




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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

There was a whole range of pottery using this distinctive blue and black decal. We've already got some plates in the auction and now we have a mug too.

This mug is embossed on the base with the words "Vogue Tams England No 64"
The estimate on this item is £40-£50


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New Sound Guitar.

There were several designs of toy Beatles guitars in the 1960s. This one is known as a New Sound guitar and was made by Selcol.


It will be offered for sale in our auction in August and carries an estimate of £120-£150



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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Beatles Jewelry

This "flasher" necklace is from the 1960s. The pendant features an image that alternates from John and Ringo to Paul and George.

It carries an estimate of £30-£40.

Beetles featured in several of the 1960s jewelry designs. This brooch has a beetle with musical symbols on its back along with a photo on the band both attached to a pin bearing the name The Beatles.
This also has an estimate of £30-£40.


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More Collectors cards.

There's already a full set of AB&C cards in this year's auction but this complete collection comes in an original AB&C collectors album.


The albums were generic - there's no specific Beatles reference on it - but it's a nice touch for completists.
This lot is estimated at £80-£100

These Hard Day's Night trading cards were produced in the USA by TCG (Topps).
A complete set of 55 features in the auction this year with an estimate of £90-£120


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Ringo and George Autographs

This Ringo autograph, like many from recent years, is his first name only and dated "06"

It is mounted (but unframed) with a photograph and carries an estimate of £120-£140

This George autograph dates from the 1960s and is on a cutting from a 60s magazine.
It is also mounted (but unframed) with a photograph and carries an estimate of £400-£450



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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Fan Club Posters

Fan club members got some lovely gifts in the 60s. Not only did they get flexi discs at Christmas but they also got posters too.

1968 poster

1969 poster

Both of these posters will feature in our Auction in August and are estimated to reach £25-£40 each.


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Beatles Monthly Christmas Specials

The regularly monthly issues of Beatles Book magazine were punctuated with two larger format Christmas Specials in 1965 and 1966.


Estimate £25-£25 (sold as one lot)


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Beatles Coasters

These small cardboard "drink mats" are from Canada and were given away with soft drinks.


This set of four carries an estimate of £50-£60


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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

George Harrison White Label singles

These two white label singles are going into the auction this year.


On the left is a French white label single for All Those Years Ago with a picture sleeve and on the right is a white label demo for My Sweet Lord.

The singles are being sold together in the same lot with an estimate of £30-£40.


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Limited Edition Prints from Genesis Publications

To tie in with their Limited Edition book of The Songs of George Harrison, Genesis Publications issued limited prints of some of the illustrations.

The were limited to 850 of each one and are signed by both the artist Keith West and George Harrison.

Three of these prints are to be offered for sale in our auction in August.


They are titled Piggies, Here Comes The Sun and Taxman. They are all framed and glazed and carry an estimate of £550-£650 each.



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