NEW VENUE!

This year we are at The Music Room at The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall! Click here for more information!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Corrections and Withdrawn Lots

Please note the following corrections to lots listed in the catalogue.

- Lot 70 - This item is signed by Heather McCartney
- Lot 162 - Description should read "Four Beatles Top Deck Coasters" not bottle tops
- Lot 200 - The estimate for this autograph should read £1000 - £1200
- Lot 225 - The Quarry Bank school scarves date from the late 50s not the late 60s

The following lot has been withdrawn from sale

- Lot 256 - Full set of original Beatles autographs on a sheet of paper, mounted in glass.

This page will be updated with any further corrections, please check back.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Additional Lots - Rare Sketches By Paul McCartney

Over the 24 years the Beatles Shop has been organising the Annual Beatles Memorabilia Auction several unusual and rare items have passed through our hands. This year we are very excited by the discovery of some rare sketches drawn by Paul McCartney, which are expected to sell for over £10,000 next week.

Discovered by the vendor in an attic, the sketches include Beatlesque faces drawn in ink. Each sheet also has writing by Paul on the reverse.

 "This is an amazing find." says Stephen Bailey, shop manager, "People usually think of John as the artistic Beatles but these drawings show Paul's talent for capturing an image in a quick sketch."

Below are a couple of watermarked examples and the full details of the additional lots are available on the Auction Addendum Sheet which can be downloaded by clicking here.




~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Catalogue PDF with links to blog posts

I have created another pdf file of the catalogue which has links to items covered on this blog so you can see colour photos etc...

Click here to download this version of the catalogue text.


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Additional Lot - Casbah Coffee Club Membership Card

Casbah Coffee Club Membership card for 1959-1960.
Estimate - £1600-£2000



This lot is not in the main catalogue, it is an additional lot. 

~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Lennon Quarry Bank High School Photographs

Lot 258 - Quarry Bank High School photograph from July 1955 featuring John Lennon. Measures 100cm x 20cm. Estimate £600-£700



Lot 259 - Quarry Bank High School photograph from May 1957 featuring John Lennon. Measures 100cm x 20cm. Estimate £600-£700


(Please note the images are only of a section of the photographs, and the yellow circles are not on the items, they are just to show where John is on these images.)

~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Beatles Irish Linen Tea Towel

Lot 55    Beatles Irish Linen tea towel c.1964. Mint condition and unused. Estimate £30-£40



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Operation Big Beat II flyer featuring The Beatles and Rory Storm & The Hurricanes

Lot 79 - A flyer for the Beatles at Operation Big Beat II at the Tower Ballroom New Brighton on Friday 24th November 1961. Has “Not to be reprinted/reproduced copyright Johnny Guitar” written in ballpoint pen by Johnny Guitar and comes from his collection.

Estimate £1000-£1500



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Beatles Fan Club Posters

Lot 89 - The Beatles Fan Club poster c.1968 UK. Estimate £50-£60



Lot 90 - The Beatles Fan Club poster c.1969 UK. Estimate £50-£60



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Beatles Photographs Sold With Copyright

Lot 247 - Two negatives and prints of the Beatles backstage together with copyright. Estimate £400-£500



Lot 248 -  Four negatives and prints of the Beatles backstage together with copyright. Estimate £800-£1000




Lot 249 - Nine negatives and prints from The Music Of Lennon and McCartney c.1965 together with copyright. Estimate £2000-£2500



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Illustrated Lyrics Promotional Display

Lot 163 - Display for The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics by Alan Aldridge. Estimate £60-£70



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

More McCartney Autographs

Lot 232 - Liverpool Oratorio programme signed To Evey Love Paul McCartney. Estimate £250-£300



Lot 122 - Paul McCartney signed Red Rose Speedway promotional leaflet and Wings In Concert tour programme c.1973. Estimate - £250-£300




~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Rare Craft Master Blue Meanie

Lot 93    Rare D-5 The Blue Meanie made by Craft Master in original packaging, never been opened. USA 1968. Package size 46cm x 38cm.



Estimate £80-£10

~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Tony Sheridan and The Beatles Single


Lot 298 - Tony Sheridan and The Beatles My Bonnie single on Polydor. Estimate £60-£80

~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

A Letter from George's Mum.

Lot 221 - A handwritten letter from Louise Harrison dated 3rd April 1963 saying George is away on tour but going for a two week holiday, together with a photograph of Mr & Mrs Harrison and one with friends.


 Estimate £200-£25

~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Own A Piece of the Cavern Stage

Can you imagine all the famous feet that trod on the original Cavern Club stage before it was cut up and sold off in the mid-sixties?! 



Lot 161 -  An original piece of Cavern Club stage complete with letter of authenticity.  
Estimate- £1800-£2000




~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Red Rose Speedway Frisbee

These frisbees were launched out into the audience at Wings concerts! 

 Lot 123 - Paul McCartney Red Rose Speedway frisbee c.1973. Estimate-  £60-£80


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Beatles Southport Concert tickets

Lot 310 -  Beatles concert ticket for Southport on 30th August 1963. Estimate - £100-£140

Lot 311 -  Beatles concert ticket for Southport on 31th August 1963. Estimate £100-£140


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Text version of the catalogue available to download now.

If you pop on over to the "Download The Catalogue" page, the text version of this year's catalogue is available to download.

In the next day or so I will post a list of all the lots we have covered on this blog this year along with their lot numbers and links to the original posts to make it easier to find them and see any photos etc...



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

All You Need Is Love demonstration record

Lot 324 -  All You Need Is Love demonstration single UK. 7th July 1967. Estimate -  £600-£700



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.


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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Notes from Ringo Starr

Here's a few messages from Ringo! 

Lot 222 - Ringo Starr typed letter from the Beatles fan club, Liverpool dated 17th July 1963 and a photograph with printed signatures. Estimate - £250-£30


Lot 223 -  Beatles fan club card with handwritten note from Ringo on the reverse reading Thanks for your letter. My arm is a lot better now etc Love Ringo Starr xx. The front signatures are all in Ringo's hand. Estimate -  £350-£400 

Lot 304 -  A family letter from Ringo Starr signed Richy, dated 6th January 1972. Estimate -  £150-£200





~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Liverpool Institute Green Books featuring Paul and George

Lot 253  - 1953 Liverpool Institute Green Book, has Paul McCartney listed. Estimate - £360-£400

Lot 254  - 1954 Liverpool Institute Green Book, has Paul McCartney and George Harrison listed. Estimate - £360-£400



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Beatles Pottery lots.

Lot 59 - Two Beatles Washington Pottery biscuit plates c.1964 UK. Estimate -  £90-£100

Lot 58 - Washington Pottery breakfast bowl c.1964 UK. Estimate - £60-£70
Lot 61 - Beatles mug by Broadhurst Bros Burslem c.1964 UK. Estimate -  £60-£75 
Lot 62 - Original Beatles mug by Vogue Tams. England. c.1964 UK. Estimate -  £85-£95 



~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Autographs for Anne in the Auction

All of the following lots are signed to a fan called Anne.

Lot 302  - Starways Airline luggage sign To Anne Paul McCartney xx with John Lennon signature in Paul's hand. Estimate -  £300-£350


Lot - 303   Piece of paper signed To Anne Love From George Harrison xx and Gerry Marsden. c.1962. Estimate - £450-£550

Lot 235 - Photograph of the vendor with her younger sister in 1962. The reverse is signed Love To Anne Paul. The photograph was the only thing Anne had on her at the time for Paul McCartney to sign. Estimate - £250-£350

Lot 236 -  A 1960s make up bag signed To Anne Love Paul McCartney. Estimate - £250-£300


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Vintage Photo of Ringo and George

Lot 278  
Vintage print of Ringo and George taken in Liverpool c.1962

Estimate £80-£100


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Lennon's Detention Sheet

 Lot 230   
A rare John Lennon Quarry Bank High school detention sheet for class 3B dated 10Th January 1955 to 15th February 1955, together with a very detailed history from Hunter Davies, Rod Davis from The Quarry Men and a letter of authenticity from Pete Shotton 
Estimate - £2200-£2500





~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Catalogue nearly ready.

The catalogue is now at the printers. Details of how to get a copy and a downloadable version coming very soon.

I will be posting a few more items along with their lot numbers and catalogue descriptions during the next day or so and will compose a master list of everything covered here along with their lot numbers as soon as I can.

Thank you!


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.

Ringo's Radiogram

This is my favourite item in our Beatles Auction this year!



It's a custom made radiogram that used to belong to Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey.  If you follow this link you can see a photo of it in their flat in Montagu Square, with Maureen sitting on top of it!)

Here's the description from our catalogue.

Lot 240 -  A custom built radiogram formerly the property of Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey when they lived at 34 Montagu Square, London 1965. It is a quality piece with a Garrad record deck, Leak amp and Armstrong tuner with twin speakers. The deck etc. are currently not in working order.  Ringo gave the radiogram to his Auntie Everley and Uncle Jim in whose possession it has been since 1966 (1) £800-£1000


~~

The 2015 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on 29th August 2015 at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

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.

To share this post click the relevant icon below.