Tuesday 27 August 2013

2013 Beatles Auction - a very quick round up.

Everyone here at the Beatles Shop had a feeling that our auction this year was going to be a bit special, and we weren't wrong. There were some brilliant lots and we are really pleased with the prices some of the items fetched for the vendors.

Lots of people have been asking about the door to 20 Forthlin Road, sadly this item failed to reach its reserve price and remained unsold.

However, our other star lot, John Lennon's tie, did sell. The hammer price was £3120. The sale even made Rolling Stone web site! Click here to read the article.

The lot that took us by surprise was one of the Quarry Bank School text books signed out by John Lennon, one of these contained two early Lennon signatures and sold for an amazing £7400. The vendor was in the room and couldn't believe the price. The other, with one signature in, went for £2800. Obviously there's a lot of interest in early signatures and things to do with life pre-Beatles. 

The Junior Mastro guitar still in its packaging sold for £2400. Most of the value there is in the packaging, it's unusual to find toys still with their boxes these days. 

The set of autographs obtained at the filming of Magical Mystery Tour sold for £4300. 

The sets of five autographs featuring both Pete Best and Ringo Starr sold for £4600 and £5500.

These are just the highlights. Once we've fully recovered from Beatle Week there will be a list of prices for the lots we covered in the blog this year.