Thursday 26 April 2012

The Only Honorary Beatles Fan Club Member!

At the age of four Russell Jamieson was already an huge Beatles Fan!
Click the image below to read about him in issue two of Beatles Monthly.
The jacket Russell is wearing in the picture was specially decorated for him and he even had a tiny pair of Beatles boots. His story appeared in the local press and he was adopted as the youngest and only honorary member of the Beatles Fan Club. He got to meet his idols and even got tickets to watch them record Juke Box Jury at the Liverpool Empire. He was also sent a full set of Beatles autographs with a personal message for their youngest fan.

Several items from Russell's personal collection are going to be up for sale in our annual Liverpool Beatles Auction. These include his jacket, the autographs, his boots and several letters from the Fan Club, Tony Barrow and from Beatles fans who wrote to him after his appearance in Beatles Monthly Magazine.
The design on the back of the jacket.

Russell's tiny Beatles Boots

Russell today, with his jacket and autographs outside the Beatles Shop.

The jacket and autographs are being sold in one lot with an estimate of £7000 while the boots are being sold along with some of the letters from Beatles fans and are estimated at £100-£150.
The estimates on the other letters will be available in the auction catalogue, available in early August.

The auction takes place on August 25th 2012 at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA. It is organised by The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. 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.

Jerry Lee Lewis Tower Ballroom Ticket


This ticket for the rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has a Beatle connection. His backing band The Echoes were without a drummer and as Rory Storm & The Hurricanes had not long returned from a stint in Hamburg, Ringo Starr sat in as the drummer on this gig!

This mint condition ticket carries an estimate of £60-£80 and is due to be auctioned in the Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction organised by The Beatles Shop. This year’s event takes place at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts on Saturday August 25th 2012.

Beatles Lamps

These table lamps were produced in the 70s (though sometimes people mistakenly label them as original 60s products). They came in a range of colours and feature designs on both the lamp base and the shade.


The estimated for the lamp still in its box is £120-£150

The estimate for the lamp without a box is £100-£120



Thursday 19 April 2012

Street Signs

Up for auction in August are two Beatle related street signs.

Mathew Street, home to the Cavern Club and the Grapes Pub.


and Forthlin Road, the street where Paul McCartney once lived.


These sign have an estimated value of £70-£90 each.

All He’s Got To Do Is Act, Naturally.

Ringo has appeared in quite a few films in his time, and we have advertising posting for some of them going into our auction in August.


Candy Poster – Estimate £60-£80


Caveman Poster – Estimate £60-£80



Large Magic Christian Poster – Estimate £150-£200

The shirt off John’s back!

You may recall that last year we sold a piece of Paul’s shirt (click here for the blog post) for £220. This year we have a piece of shirt that used to belong to John Lennon.

As with the Paul item it comes with a note from the time from Freda Kelly, the fan club secretary, explaining about the origins of the piece of material.


The estimate for this item is £250-£300

Two Drummers

This page from an autograph book features signatures from both Pete Best and Ringo Starr.

It’s quite unusual to get both signatures together on one item.


The autographs are going up for sale in our auction in August and they carry an estimate of £100-£120