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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Rare Beatles in the Cavern Images With Copyright.

We have two rare negatives of the Beatles in the Cavern Club up for sale in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction in August. Details of the event are at the end of this post.

Both of the images are sold with copyright and one is unpublished.

The image below is cropped and watermarked for copyright reasons. The other, unpublished, image is available to potential bidders in a watermarked version on request (click here for contact details). Both images will be available to see on the auction viewing day the day before the event.


The estimate for these images plus copyright is £1400-£1600 each. 

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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

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Signed Paul McCartney - aged 11.

Regular readers of the Beatles Examiner site may have seen a recent report on there about this early example of a McCartney signature. You can read the article by clicking here.

Written on the back of a photo from the Joseph Williams school, Paul's autograph appears with the signatures of all his classmates. He was probably about eleven years old at the time making this one of the earliest McCartney signatures in existence.


This piece of early McCartney history will be sold in our auction this August (details below) and is estimated to reach between £1500-£1750



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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

All images on this site are watermarked, contact us if you need to see non-watermarked images for press use or when considering whether to bid on an item.

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Rare Early Mersey Beat magazines and business card

Mersey Beat magazine first appeared in July 1961. The first issue famously featured a piece written by John Lennon entitled "Being A Short Diversion On The Dubious Origins Of The Beatles" which included the line about a man on a flaming pie, from which Paul McCartney got the title of his 1997 album.

As with a lot of paper memorabilia, Mersey Beats were often discarded after they had been read. Not many people hung on to local papers, music based or otherwise, at the time. Therefore these throwaway items often become highly collectible.

Up for sale in our 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction are the first three issues of Mersey Beat magazine, including issue 2 which was the first time The Beatles adorned the cover.


Click on images for larger versions.

Each issue is expected to reach £800-£1000.

Also in the auction is this Mersey Beat business card.
This carries an estimate of £250-£300


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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

All images on this site are watermarked, contact us if you need to see non-watermarked images for press use or when considering whether to bid on an item.

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Rare 1961 Beatles Negatives to be sold with Copyright

If you get the Liverpool Echo, read it online or have been on our facebook or twitter timelines you may have seen the article about this photograph. If not then click here to read all about it.


The photograph was taken at St John's Hall in Tuebrook, Liverpool in 1961.

The negative for this image, and therefore the copyright, is up for sale along with four other negatives from the same night, in our annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction in August. The complete lot of five negatives currently carries an estimate of £1750-£2500.

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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

All images on this site are watermarked, contact us if you need to see non-watermarked images for press use or when considering whether to bid on an item.

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Liverpool Institute Green Book

Items from the school years of the Beatles are always very popular in our auctions.
These little Green Books were given out to the pupils of the Liverpool Institute for Boys. (Which is now LIPA where our Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auctions are held every year).
This particular Green Book dates from 1959 and includes amongst the list of pupils both Paul and Mike McCartney. Another page details Paul's Prize for Art that year.



 The book is estimated to sell for £350-£450


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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

All images on this site are watermarked, contact us if you need to see non-watermarked images for press use or when considering whether to bid on an item.

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Monday, 2 June 2014

Paul McCartney Waxwork Figure

We get some unusual lots in our auctions and just when we think we've seen it all along comes a waxwork dummy of Paul McCartney.

Resplendent in his replica Beatles suit and mounted on a small wooden plinth, this life size facsimile comes with a Hofner copy bass guitar.

It could be the ideal thing for the Beatles fan who has everything!

It will be up for sale in our annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction in August where we expect it to attract a lot of attention.

The estimate for this lot is £800-£1000




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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

All images on this site are watermarked, contact us if you need to see non-watermarked images for press use or when considering whether to bid on an item.

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Badfinger Promotional Items for Day After Day

We have two lovely lots of Badfinger items going into our annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia auction this coming August. Both relate to the release of the song Day After Day on Apple Records.

One lot consists of a press kit for the band which includes a biography, a promotional 8x10 black and white photo and a Fresh From Apple leaflet with details of the release.
The estimate for this lot is £120-£150.



Also in the auction regards the single release is this large promotional poster. It is estimated to reach £250-£300



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The 2014 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 23rd August 2014 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Items are being taken in for this year's event at The Beatles Shop on Mathew Street. Please check the contact page for details of how to get in touch with us regarding valuations of any items you may have and the availability of our valuer. All valuations are free.

For contact details regarding valuations and questions about the auction click here.

All images on this site are watermarked, contact us if you need to see non-watermarked images for press use or when considering whether to bid on an item.

To read our Frequently Asked Questions page click here.

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