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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

From The Site Of A Historical Meeting!

This is a sign from St Peter's Church in Woolton, the place where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met in 1957. The sign is from a later date and is being sold on behalf of the church to raise funds.

Estimate £100-£150

Also from St. Peter's Church, this wooden block is from the floor of the Church Hall and dates back to the fifties so it is from where and when that fateful meeting took place. Again it is being sold to raise funds for the Church and gives a lucky buyer the opportunity to own a small piece of Beatles history. 

Estimate £50-£75

Both items will be accompanied by a letter from St Peter's Church. 


The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Signed Beatles Single

Complete set of Beatles autographs on a copy of the Please Please Me single. George is on the A-Side, the rest have signed the B-Side. The autographs are fading, particularly the George.


Estimate - £3000-£4000



The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Monday, 24 June 2013

From John

This handwritten letter from John Lennon dates from early 1970 and includes a face drawing.


Estimate £3000-£3500



The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.



Just A Reminder

Just a reminder that the 2013 Auction is now full. We simply have no room for any more lots.

We think this year's event is one of our best ever as it is full of great items covering novelties, autographs, rarities and much more. Hopefully there is something for everyone amongst all the goodies.

The catalogue will be available as a download as soon as it is completed, this is usually around the end of July / beginning of August, with the print version available shortly afterwards, Details of how to get a copy will appear here as soon as it is ready.

All questions about lots should be sent to auction@thebeatleshop.co.uk and we will try to be as quick as possible in replying (please remember the auction takes place during one of our busiest periods so sometimes replies may not be immediate) All our contact details are available on our contacts page.

We will start to take absentee bids as soon as the catalogue is completed and published online. Details for placing absentee bids will appear here nearer the time. We can not take bids until the catalogue is completed as you will need to know the lot numbers for items you wish to bid on and they are not available before publication.

The viewing day for the auction is Friday 23rd August. It will be at the same venue as the sale - The Paul McCartney Auditorium at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. The viewing day runs from around 11am to 4.30pm. Please note, there is no time for any viewings on the morning of the sale.

The action itself begins at 10.30am Saturday 24th August at the Paul McCartney Auditorium, LIPA. Entry is free.

All details about how to register to bid on the day and payment details will appear here when the auction catalogue is available.



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Dear Paul...

This is an original file copy of a letter sent to Paul McCartney from Alf Goeghegan, thee owner of the Cavern Club , in 1969.

It contains details of the club's involvement in events for the Golden Jubilee year of the Save The Children Fund.

The letter is on Cavern Club headed paper and runs for two pages.



Estimate £175-£200

From Norm

This handwritten letter from Norman Rossington is being sold together with an invitation to the Save The Children Fund event mentioned in the correspondence.

Norman appeared in A Hard Day's Night with the Beatles in 1964. The TV show referred to in the letter is Curry & Chips which starred Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes.



Estimate £60-£70

Cavern Re-Opening Letters

The following letters were sent to the Cavern Club in response to invitations to the Grand Reopening of the club in 1966.

They are all up for sale in our auction in August and all carry an estimate of £30-£40 each.

Simon Dee

Leslie Grade

John Moores

David Jacobs






A Letter To The Prime Minister


This file copy of a letter to the Prime Minister Harold Wilson inviting him to the grand re-opening of the Cavern Club in 1966 is up for sale in our 2013 auction. Also included in this lot is a programme for the opening event.

Estimate £120-£140



Thursday, 6 June 2013

Boxing Beatles

Most Beatles memorabilia had some kind of packaging. A lot of boxes and outer packaging was simply discarded which makes it quite collectable nowadays.

Here’s a few boxes for some of the novelty items and collectors cards that were available in the 60s.

 

Display box for Beatles Bubble Gum and trading cards made by TCG(Topps)

box-bubblegumcards

Estimate £100-£150

 

Display Box for The Beatles Diary 1965 made by HB Langman Co. (Scotland)

box-diary

Estimate £200-£250

 

Display box for Licorice Records made by Clevedon Confectionary including five original licorice records – one of each available sleeve design.

box-licorice

Estimate £375-£425

 

Sealed box of bubble gum colour trading cards containing 24 unopened packets.

box-sealedcolorcards

Estimate £275-£325

 

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Playing at being Beatles

There was a number of toy Beatles instruments available in the sixties, mostly guitars of various sizes. There’s a few of them in our auction this year.

Selcol Big Six Guitar with box

guitar-bigsix

Estimate £225-£275

 

Mastro Four Pop Guitar

guitar-fourpop

Estimate TBC

Mastro Junior Guitar complete with backing card

guitar-junior

Estimate £2700-£300

(There is also one without its backing card with an estimate of £375-£400)

 

Selcol New Beat Guitar with damaged box

guitar-newbeat

Estimate £175-£200

 

Selcol Cutaway Guitar

guitar-selcocutaway

Estimate £175-£225

And for budding Ringos – Selcol Drum with box

drum

Estimate £475-£550

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

College Days for John and Cyn

Below is Cynthia Powell’s hand written and signed application to Liverpool Art College. It is dated October 1960, in August 1962 she became Cynthia Lennon when she married John.

artcoll-cynhandwritten

Estimate £200-£250

 

Liverpool Art College record card for Cynthia Powell

artcoll-cyntyped

Estimate £200-£250

 

Liverpool Art College record card for John Lennon, with updated information added after his death.

artcoll-johntyped

Estimate £200-£250

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Heswall Jazz Club Flyer

This rare Beatles flyer for Heswall Jazz Club in March 1962 was formerly the property of Beatles Fan Club secretary, Freda Kelly.

 

heswallflyer

Estimate £2000 – £2500

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Chris Farlowe at The Cavern

A handbill and ticket for Chris Farlowe at The Cavern Club in March 1967

Pinned to the ticket is a Cavern Club membership form signed on the reverse by Chris Farlowe.

chrisfarlowestuff

Estimate £100-£120

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Bob Wooler

Bob Wooler was the DJ in the Cavern Club. He can be heard on the Big Three At The Cavern EP introducing the band with his well known turns of phrase.

There are two Bob Wooler related items in the 2013 Auction.

First we have the afore mention Big Three EP signed on the reverse by Bob.

bobwoolersignedep

Estimate £40-£50

 

We also have a letter from NBC addressed to Mr Wooler at the Cavern with regards filming at the club in September 1966

bobwoolerfilmingletter

Estimate £50-£80

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Fourmost–A Night For Mike

The Fourmost were a prominent band of the Merseybeat era with their most famous single “Hello Little Girl” being penned by Lennon and McCartney.

Sadly, band member Mike Millward developed leukaemia in the mid-60s and made his final departure from the band in December 1965, passing away a short while afterwards.

A tribute concert was held at the beginning of April 1966 at the Grafton, raising money for Cancer Research  and a Memorial service followed later the same month.

A selection of artefacts from these occasions are for sale in 2013 auction. They include an order of service plus ticket and flyer for the Night For Mike concert.

fourmostMermorialservicefourmostNightformikeflyerfourmostNightformikeprogramme fourmostNightformiketicket

Estimate £50-£60

 

 

 

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place on 24th August at The Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. Over 300 lots will be up for auction. Catalogues will be available end of July/beginning of August – details of how to download/obtain a catalogue will appear on this blog site nearer the time.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Beatles Sweatshirt

This white original sweatshirt features a classic black print design.

sweatshirt

Estimate £125-£150

Click here for details of the 2013 Beatles Auction.

Jane Asher and George Martin Autographs

Two Jane Asher autographs signed “Jane”

janeasherauto

Estimate £20-£30

 

George Martin signed copy of Off The Beatles Track

georgemartinauto

Estimate £80-£100

Details of the 2013 Auction can be found by clicking here.

Prototype Patch

This sample patch features a design that was never produced for sale.

patchprototype

Estimate £40-£60

 

Click here for details of the 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction.

A Ticket to see The World’s Greatest Attraction

This is a ticket for the Beatles at King’s Hall, Balmoral in November 1964.

ticketbalmoral

Estimate £120-£150

The 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction takes place of 24th August at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA in Liverpool. More details can be found by clicking this link.

We are unable to take any more items into the auction this year, but if you have anything of interest for next year we will be looking for items from about November. All valuations are free and available any time when the manager is available. (Please see the contacts page for more details)

Snuggle Up With The Beatles

Perfect for winter nights listening to your Beatles records, this blanket was made by Witney and features a fab Beatles design.

witneyblanket

Estimate £60-£100

 

For details of the 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction please click here.

Sgt Pepper Factory Sample

Sgt Pepper LP with Factory Sample sticker on label.

 

pepperfactorysample

Estimate £70-£90

For details of the 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction click here.

Biscuit Plate and Cup

This Washington Pottery biscuit plate is complete with its original black cup.

cupandplate

Estimate £60-£80

 

Click here for details of the 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction.

Apple Keyring

Lucite keyring featuring a vibrant red and green apple design

apple-keyring

Estimate £80-£120

Click here for details of the 2013 Auction.

Monday, 3 June 2013

It's all in the mind, y'know

The Yellow Submarine animated film generated a lot of tie-in merchandise. The examples below (all of which are up for auction in August) are just a fraction of what was out there!

Lunch tin and flask, both made by Thermos.
yellowsub-tinandflask
Estimate £250-£300 each.

Corgi Yellow Submarine toy complete with box.
yellowsub-boxed
Estimate £350-£400

Yellow Submarine Gold Key comic book complete with poster
yellowsub-bookandposter
Estimate £80-£110

Yellow Submarine 3 ring Binder by Vernon Royal
yellowsub-binder
Estimate £175-£200

Notebooks by Vernon Royal
yellowsub-notebooks
Estimates – Small Notebook £60-£70. Large Notebook £70-£100

Complete set of Anglo Confectionary collectors cards.
yellowsub-cards
Estimate £ 600-£800

Large Yellow Submarine button badges
yellowsub-buttons
Estimate £40-£50



Yellow Submarine Glove Stick-Ons made by DAL Manufacturing Corp.
yellowsub-stickons
Estimate £30-£40
Click here for details of the 2013 Liverpool Beatles Auction.

We are no longer taking items in to the 2013 Auction. Space is limited each year and we have already reached that limit. We will start taking items for the 2014 Auction from around November this year. You can contact us for valuations and advice about original Beatles items any time of the year (apart from the end of August, beginning of September when we we are busy with Beatle Week and all things to do with the Auction) just see the contact page for details about how to get in touch. All valuations are free of charge. Please call before coming into the shop to be certain that our expert will be in to deal with your enquiry.