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Friday, 29 July 2011

Early Signed promotional cards.

This early promotional photo card features Pete Best.

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and is signed on the reverse by John Lennon.

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Estimate – £850-£950

And this promotional card features a slightly different version of the photo and is signed on the reverse by Paul McCartney.

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Estimate - £350-£400.

This Star Club promotional card is signed on the reverse by both John and Paul.

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Estimate £900-£1000

The catalogue for the 2011 Liverpool Beatles Auction will be available very soon. Details of how to get a copy will appear on this site as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Early Beatles Signatures on Photographs.

Below is a photograph by Mike McCartney of Paul, George and John at Forthlin Road, signed on the back by all three, with an extra “hee hee” from Paul.

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Estimate- £1000-£1200

This photo was taken of the group at The Majestic Ballroom and is signed on the reverse by John.

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Estimate - £800-£900

The catalogue for the 2011 Liverpool Beatles Auction will be available very soon. Details of how to get a copy will appear on this site as soon as possible.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

End of the Cavern era.

We really are covering the entire existence of the original Cavern Club in this year's auction.
This is the Compulsory Purchase Order that meant the end for the Cavern Club.

This has a very important place in the history of Liverpool and the The Cavern Club.
Estimate is to be confirmed.





The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.

If you have any items of interest for the auction please contact us. Click the link on the right for details of how to get in touch.

Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Cavern T-shirt

This rare original Cavern t-shirt dates for 1967.


Estimate £225-£250






The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.

If you have any items of interest for the auction please contact us. Click the link on the right for details of how to get in touch.

Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Merry Christmas From The Cavern

Rare Cavern Christmas Card

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Estimate - £25-£30

 

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, lots are no longer being taken for this year’s auction but they start to take items for 2012 from November this year. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Cavern Tickets

There are some tickets for Cavern shows going up for sale in our auction next month.

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These two tickets, including a Cavern appearance by Status Quo are estimated at £40-50 (for the pair)

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An invite to a Cavern Party on a Mersey Ferry – Estimate - £30-40

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A ticket for a session filmed for French TV  - Estimate - £30-£40

 

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, lots are no longer being taken for this year’s auction but they start to take items for 2012 from November this year. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

And did those feet…

The Beatles graced the stage at the Cavern Club a little shy of 300 times. Sometime after they became world famous the original Cavern stage was taken up, divided into small sections and sold to fans.

One of these pieces, complete with its label explaining what it is, is up for grabs in our auction next month.

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Estimate - £1600-£1800

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, lots are no longer being taken for this year’s auction but they start to take items for 2012 from November this year. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Cavern Souvenirs

After the Cavern reopened in 1966 it began to offer Cavern branded merchandise.

There are several examples going up for auction next month.

Address book

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Estimate £80-£100

Autograph book

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Estimate £120-£150

PVC Card Holder

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Estimate £80-£90

Pennants

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(one plastic, one felt – sold as one lot)

Estimate £80-£120

 

Window Sticker

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Estimate £30-£40

And to keep track of what was for sale here’s a list of Cavern Merchandise from the time.

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Estimate £150-£175

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, lots are no longer being taken for this year’s auction but they start to take items for 2012 from November this year. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

New Beginnings At The Cavern Club

In February 1966 the Cavern Club was closed despite fan protests. However it changed hands and reopened in July 1966.

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.

As well as the previously mentioned programme for the event, we have a number of other lots from the grand re-opening.

Here is an invitation the reception attended by the Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

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Estimate £130-£160

Several artists appeared at the re-opening. Here are two contracts for performers appearing during the afternoon. One is for Solomon Burke and the other is for Rufus Thomas.

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These carry estimates of £80-£100 each.

To see the entertainment for the day you would have needed a ticket to get into the club. They looked like this.

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Estimate £80-£100

The Press obviously covered the re-opening, and this pressbook was provided to give them information about the event.

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Estimate £180-£220

Not everyone could attend the event so some sent telegrams wishing the club well. Two of these (from Noel Gay Artists and Peter & Gordon) are up for sale in the auction.

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They have estimates of £75-£100 each.

 

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, lots are no longer being taken for this year’s auction but they start to take items for 2012 from November this year. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Beatles at your feet!

This Beatles rug was made in Belgium in the 60s.

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It will be offered for sale in our auction next month and is estimated at £125-£150

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

As They Write This Letter

Here are a couple of nice lots of correspondence from family members.

This letter is from George’s mum Louise Harrison to a fan, on behalf of George. She would often write to fans who wrote to George in the 60s.

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This item carries an estimate of £100-£130.

Next is a short typed note from Maureen Starkey (Mrs Ringo Starr at the time) thanking a fan for a gift sent to their second child, Jason.

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This estimate on this item is £250-£300

 

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

The shirt off Paul’s back!

…well a piece of it anyway!

This small piece of material is from a shirt that belonged to Paul McCartney. It was given to an assistant who helped out at the fan club in the 60s, and comes with a note from fan club secretary, Freda Kelly.

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This unusual and rather interesting item has an estimate of £250-£300. Surely a must for any Paul fan.

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Paul on Your Wall

This life size black and white poster of Paul McCartney was made by Fan Fotos in the early 60s. There was one for each Beatle.

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The estimate on this rare poster is £60-£80

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Sending Postcards to the Boys.

Like everyone else, when on holiday Ringo would send out postcards to his friends. (And as his book Postcards from the Boys testifies, he’d get lots back too.)

Here is a list in Ringo’s handwriting of addresses for holiday postcards from the late 60s.

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It is being offered for sale in our Auction next month with an estimate of £250-£300

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Autograph Book

This autograph book comes from someone who was an assistant at the Beatles Fan Club.

It contains, amongst others, signatures from Louise and Harold Harrison, Maureen Starkey and Freda Kelly. There’s also a full of Beatles Autographs written by Neil Aspinall – not the Beatles.

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Estimate - £250-£300

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Concert Tickets from 1963

These three concert ticket stubsfrom 1963 are all for Beatles concerts at the Liverpool Empire. They are being entered as separate lots in the auction.

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They carry an estimate of £80-£100 each.

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Cavern Programme 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 a programme for the reopening event.

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The programme has some damage and carries an estimate of £80-£100

 

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Another Brick from the Wall…

In the early 1980s the site of the original Cavern Club in Mathew Street was excavated ready for a new building to be erected on the site. Several bricks from the original club were saved and sold to raise money for a local charity. This is one of those bricks complete with its plaque explaining it's history.

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Estimate- £200-£250.

 

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Ain’t Been Round Since Don’t Know When

Christmas flexi discs are always popular item in our Auction.

The following three are all being sold as separate lots.

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The have an estimate of £50-£60 each.

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.



Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

The2011 Beatles Auction is now full!

We are very pleased to say that we have reached our quota of items for the 2011 auction.
The number of lots we are able to take is limited due to the time available to us that day.

Please DO NOT attempt to turn up with items on the day of the auction, ALL auction items are taken in advance of the sale. No exceptions.

However we are still able to offer valuations on any items you may have. The service is free and we will also be able to advise you if your item would be considered for the 2012 Beatles Auction when we start taking lots in again around November.

There are various ways we can assess your items.

You can bring them into the shop for us to look at. It is best to call in advance to be certain someone will be available to look at your items. If you just call in on the off the chance then please try not to make it a Friday as the person you will need to see isn't usually available that day. The shop is open every day of the week however so there's plenty of other opportunities.
You can also email the shop sending as much detail about your items as possible, preferably with photographs. The same applies if you contact us via the post. Scans or good quality photocopies of the items are useful.

IMPORTANT -We will not assess any autographed items without seeing them, whether in person or via a good, clear photograph, scan or laser photocopy. 

If contacting us via post please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for a reply.

All our contact details are available through the "Contact Us" link on the sidebar on the right hand side of this page.






The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.

If you have any items of interest for the auction please contact us. Click the link on the right for details of how to get in touch.

Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A Hard Day's Night Premiere ticket

Offered for auction in our sale next month is this full ticket (including stub) for the Northern Premiere of A Hard Day's Night at the Odeon Cinema in Liverpool

The ticket stub was never removed despite the vendor attending the film showing, and the whole thing has been kept safe in a handbag for all this time.

Estimate £175-£225


The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.

If you have any items of interest for the auction please contact us. Click the link on the right for details of how to get in touch.

Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Extremely Rare Tony Sheridan and Beatles Single

Up for auction in August is this copy of My Bonnie by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles

It is an original German Polydor issue, with picture sleeve. As the vendor worked nearby she purchased the single from NEMS making it one of a limited numbered of copies imported to the shop especially by Brian Epstein after being asked by several fans about it.

The estimate on this rare piece of Beatles history is £250-£350




The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.

If you have any items of interest for the auction please contact us. Click the link on the right for details of how to get in touch.

Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Two Signed Singles.

There are two very special signed items going into the auction this year. Both are from the same vendor who was a fan from the early days and both are singles.

First is the debut single for the Beatles on the Parlophone label, Love Me Do. It is a red label version, purchased on the day of release from NEMS. A few days later it was taken down into The Cavern Club where it was fully signed on the B-Side by all four Beatles. (The vendor had participated in a vote to decide what would be the single release and their vote was for PS I Love You.)

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Estimate - £6500 - £8000

Similarly this red label Please Please Me single was purchased from NEMS as soon as it was released and again a few days later was dutifully taken along to a Beatle Cavern gig and fully signed by the whole band.

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Estimate - £6500-£8000

A few years ago we sold a fully signed copy of the Love Me Do single for around £12400 - the most we've ever seen a signed single sold for!

The auction takes place on August 27th 2011 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street, where lots are still being taken in up until June. Contact details are listed on the right of this page, and potential vendors and buyers should read the FAQs and the relevant buyers/sellers notes.

If you have any items of interest for the auction please contact us. Click the link on the right for details of how to get in touch.

Press enquiries should be made through the same contact link. Better images of items can be made available to the press upon request.