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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Hello Goodbye Demo Record

Beatles Demo records are a very rare find.

This green Parlophone A label demonstration record is Hello Goodbye with I Am The Walrus on the b-side.

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The vendor worked at a radio station at the time of the record’s release.

The estimate for this item is £1500-£1800

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction will take place on Saturday 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium in LIPA, Liverpool. Details of how to get/download a catalogue will appear here nearer the date.


We're sorry but we can not take any more items into this year's sale. We will start to take items in for the 2014 Auction about November 2013, please feel free to contact us for further details/valuations. (See contacts page for information and availability)

Signed by Five Beatles!

A full set of Beatles autographs is, as you would expect, four signatures. Sometimes it is an early set and features Pete Best, most often it is a set with Ringo.

This set features five Beatles. The promotional card they are on is from the Fan Club Night in the Cavern in April 1962. The reverse of the card is signed by John, Paul, George, Pete and, presumably at a slightly later date, Ringo.

It’s unusual to find a set of five signatures like this. There are two such sets in this year’s auction (the other one is on a different promotional card)

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The estimate on this set of autographs is £5000-£6000

Please see the contacts page to get in touch with us if you have any questions about lots in this year’s auction.

We are sorry but we can not take any more items into this year’s sale.

Badfinger/Iveys correspondence.

There's quite a few Cavern related letters going into the auction this year. The ones listed here all relate to The Iveys and later Badfinger who were probably the biggest band (other than the Beatles/solo) to record for Apple Records. 

Clicking the pictures should take you to larger images.
 
 A Fresh From Apple leaflet signed by the manager of The Iveys, Bill Collins to the owner of the Cavern Club.
Estimate £125-£150


Typed letter confirming a booking for The Iveys at the Cavern on 27th June 1968. (They shared the bill with Status Quo)
Estimate  £150-£200


A two page hand written letter dated 8th July 1969 from Bill Collins to the owner of the Cavern talking about the launch of the Plastic Ono Band.

Estimate £175-£250

Another handwritten letter from Bill with updates about how things were going with Apple. 
Estimate £150-£200


The Iveys became Badfinger. Here are a couple of postcards from Bill to Alf from their American tour in 1970, including one updating him on the progress of their single No Matter What. 
Estimate £125-£150


Estimate £100-£125


 The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction will take place on Saturday 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium in LIPA, Liverpool. Details of how to get/download a catalogue will appear here nearer the date.

We're sorry but we can not take any more items into this year's sale. We will start to take items in for the 2014 Auction about November 2013, please feel free to contact us for further details/valuations. (See contacts page for information and availability)


Cavern Tickets

There are a number of late 60s Cavern Club tickets going into this year's auction. They are all worth about £20-£25 each but please note that they will probably be lotted together in pairs.







Wednesday, 22 May 2013

And Did Those (Beatle) Feet....

When the Cavern was reopened in 1966 the original stage was taken up and sawn into 292 pieces, representing the number of times the Beatles had played at the venue. Each piece was labelled and sold off in aid of the charity Oxfam.

We have an original piece of the stage complete with its label in the 2013 auction. It is estimated to reach £1800-£2000


REPRO ALERT: We have recently been made aware of fake pieces of stage offered for sale. Often they sell for a lot less than the estimated price of the real artifact. If you are unsure about a Beatles item you find for sale anywhere we are happy to advise you. Please see the Contacts page for information about how to get in touch.

Cavern Club goodies!

After the Beatles made the Cavern Club world famous tourists to visit from all over the world and so there was a growing industry of Cavern related souvenirs for them to buy.

Everything below dates from after the Club re-opened in 1966.

Address book - estimate £80-£100


Pendant on chain - estimate £100-£120

Coin purse - estimate £80-£100

Collection of window stickers - estimate £50-£60



The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on Saturday 24th August at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Approaching critical mass.

We already have so much stuff in for this year's auction that we are sorry to announce that unless your item is something extremely rare or unique we are unable to accept else into this year's event. 
Time at the auction is limited and therefore we only take in a certain number of items and we are only a few items away from that number.

Valuations are still available and as always, free. (See the contacts sections for the phone number/email and availability)