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Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Icing on the Cake - 1960s Beatles Style Cake toppers.



These four familiar music band members along with instruments are housed in a boxed labelled "The Swingers Music Set" and decorated with cartoon "Beatles" faces and instruments. 

Designed to stand proudly on a Beatles fan's Birthday cake these figures date from the 1960s.




Estimate - £70-£80

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From London Town to Across America - Wings Promotional posters


We have these two promotional posters for Wings albums going into our 2018 Auction.


Estimate - £30 - £40





Estimate - £30 - £40


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In The Bag! - NEMS Paper Bag

Paper items, particular those usually thrown away, are always sought after. 

This simple paper bag, the perfect size to hold a 7" single, with it's modern disc design in red, white and blue is from the Whitechapel NEMS store. 

The shop was just around the corner from the Cavern Club and shop manager, Brian Epstein signed the Beatles to a management contract in the solicitors offices that were originally above the store. 





Estimate - £30-£40


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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Quarry Men, Strong Before Our Birth - John at Quarrybank School 1957


School items relating to the various members of the Beatles are always very popular in the auction.

This long Quarry Bank school photograph dates from 1957 and features John Lennon, complete with quiff and sneer, next to his fellow Quarry Men member, Pete Shotton.



Estimate - £600-£700




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A Couple of Items for the Cave Dwellers - Cavern Club Cards


This 1960 Cavern Club card still refers to the Liverpool Jazz Union. 

The club was originally for just jazz, with no rock and roll allowed. 

Eventually they allowed skiffle bands to play and from there it was a slippery slope towards the sound that would shake the world.



Estimate - £400-£500




The Cavern Club continued to be a popular venue throughout the 1960s. The Beatles brought the club into the limelight and it continued to host bands until it was closed in the early 1970s. This Cavern Club membership card features a cartoon cave man on the front and dates from 1969.




Estimate - £50-£60

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Not to sniffed at! - Beatles Handkerchief


While we get some lovely high value items in for the auction, it's fab that we can also offer something more affordable for the those just starting their collections.

This Beatles handkerchief dates from 1964 and the estimate isn't going to break the bank for the novice Beatle collector. 

It's easy to display and can even be framed.




Estimate - £30-£40


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Friday, 10 November 2017

Auction 2018 - Here We Go Again!

Most years we wait till the New Year to start taking items for the next auction but we've started early this time. You can expect posts about items for the auction in August 2018 to start appearing very soon!

Time to have a rummage in the attic and see if you have any Beatles treasure.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

2017 Beatles Auction Prices

Here are the prices for some of items featured on this blog over this year. If a price doesn't appear it may be that information wasn't provided for that item or it has been requested not to be published.

The prices given are the Hammer Prices and do not take into account the Buyer's Premium or any commission.

5 Original 1960s Beatles birthday card made by Hi Brows for NEMS Enterprises. (1) £50

6 Original Beatles Scrap book with cuttings. NEMS 1964 UK (1) £18

20 Beatles Summer Of Love book signed by George Martin (1) £100

21 The BeatlesTrue Beginnings book signed by Roag, Rory and Pete Best (1) £140

22 Yoko Ono signed card dated 1988 (1) £28

23 Imagine film handbill signed by Allan Williams (1) £25

24 Set of Beatles Applause dolls in black suits (4) £90

30 Twelve blackand white photographs of Paul McCartney and Wings at Salford University 1972 (12) £70

34 Paul McCartney Tug of War framed promo poster (1) £40

37 Mersey Beatmagazine from August 1962 signed by George, John and Pete Best (1) £1400

49 Civic receptionticket for the Beatles at Liverpool Town Hall 10th July 1964 signed by Wilfred Bramwell and Michael McGear (1) £500

52 The BeatlesMake A Date calendar 1964 UK. Mint Condition (1) £280

53 Make A Date With The Beatles coin bank calendar. 1970s (1) £70

54 1963 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £60

55 1964 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £25

56 1965 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £40

57 1966 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £65

58 1967 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £55

59 1968 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £60

60 1969 Beatles Fan Club flexi (1) £70

84 Selcol Beatles Drum c. 1964 UK. Skin has been repaired (1) £70

85 Four Beatles glasses 1964 UK (4) £180

86 Originalmulti-coloured Beatles silk scarf with printed signatures, 1964 UK(1) £85

91 Four Inflatable Beatles cartoon dolls USA (4) £100

93 Beatles recordrack by Selcol (1) £190

116 Music textbookfrom Quarry Bank School signed by John Lennon c.1956-57 (1) £3000

130 Small T-shirtwith original Valentine Magazine 1960s Beatles transfers (1) £12

132 Iron Door Club Membership card dated 1963 (1) £60

133 1963 Cavern Club membership card (1) £240

136 George Martin signed promotional card (1) £70

137 Paul McCartney Promotional leaflet signed by Peter Blake (1) £45

140 Barbara Bach signed promotional photograph (1) £50

143 Astrid Kirchherr and Cynthia Lennon signed ticket (1) £100

145 Ringo Starr signed Beatles photograph (1) £170

163 1964 Mini Beatles calendar and eraser (2) £28

166 A very rareBeatles business card c.1962 signed "Thanks a lot for yourletter, glad you enjoyed the shows etc... A happy birthday from TheBeatles George Harrison xxx" Together with a British Airwaysfirst class menu for flight BA282 LAX-LHR 24/11/95 signed by George Harrison (2) £2100

170 Beatles Headband. USA 1964. (1) £25

171 Three Original Dutch horse shoe Beatles badges c.1964 (3) £20

178 Two Beatles Flasher keyings. Ringo and Paul. USA c.1964 (2) £25

190 Beatles Beetle Brooch UK c.1964 (1) £25

195 Autograph pagesigned by George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney xxx c.1963,together with detailed history and letter of authenticity. (1) £1400

198 Beatles RingoRoll wrapper, manufactured by Scott's Bakers, Liverpool c.1963 (1) £180

199 St Silas schoolphotograph featuring a young Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) front row left in his class for 1948-49. (1) £520

201 A pair of RingoStarr's black suede stage worn boots, sized 7. These were given tothe vendor by Ringo who was a personal friend in the 1960s and comeswith his letter of authenticity. These boots were exhibited at theBeatles City Museum in Liverpool which was open from 1984 to 1986.(1) £5900

206 Beatles Worcester Ware tray UK 1964 (1) £40

213 Brian Epstein Signature mounted with photograph (1) £460

224 The Beatles Signatures on lined paper c.1964 (1) £1900

225 Beatles MaryWells tour programme signed with dedications To John from JohnLennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr "Best Wishes" and fromPaul McCartney "All The Best", together with a letter ofauthenticity from Freda Kelly the national secretary of the BeatlesFan Club stating how she obtained the signatures for John. The dateof the concert in Liverpool was 8th November 1964 and John (thevendor) has owned them since that date. A letter of authenticity from him is included. (1) £4600

244 1969 Cavern Club membership card (1) £35

251 Cast iron Menlove Avenue street sign. 13" x 27" (1) £360

254 Very rare 1960 Butlins promotional photograph of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes signed in full by the band on the reverse including Ringo Starr (1) £680

255 Postcard from Rory Storm sent from Hamburg, Germany c.1960 (1) £360

276 Page from autograph book fully signed in various colours of ink by Rory Storm and The Hurricanes including Ringo Starr from Butlins 1960 (1) £520

277 Page fromautograph book signed by Rory Storm in green ink from Butlins 1960(1) £100

279 Original Beatles tile. UK 1964 (1) £200

282 Beatles PYX record holder (1) £45

290  I Wanna Hold Your Hand Steven Spielberg film poster UK (1) £14

297 Rare copy ofThe Prescotian school magazine with a poem entitled "Beauty"written by Stuart Sutcliffe inside. 1956 (1) £320

298 Poster for the 1st Liverpool Beatles Convention held on 8th and 9th October 1977 at Mr Pickwick's Club (1) £150

299 Poster forEurope's first Christmas Beatles Convention held on 18th and 19thDecember 1976 at Alexandra Palace, London (1) £190

302 Beatles Irish Linen tea towel (1) £35

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

UPDATED: How To Get A Catalogue for the 2017 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction

The auction catalogue is now available to download. Click here for details. 

Catalogues are also available in The Beatles Shop.

If you would like one sending to you please send a Stamped (a large letter stamp will cover the postage) self-addressed envelope big enough to hold an A5 booklet to us at
The Beatles Shop, 31 Mathew Street, Liverpool. L2 6RE.  (If you are outside the UK please email us for further details)

If you would like a pdf file of the catalogue sending to you please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with CATALOGUE REQUEST in the subject line.  The file may be large due to the illustrations.



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Friday, 4 August 2017

Lot Numbers for 2017 Beatles Auction items covered on here this year.

The final version of the 2017 Auction Catalogue is being laid out by our printer as I type. As soon as it is available a .pdf version will be be added on this site for you all to download and peruse at your leisure.

In the meantime here is every thing we have covered on this blog this year with current estimates and lot numbers, complete with links back to the original posts with photos and further details. 














































Thursday, 3 August 2017

Rare Rory Storm Signed Items

Rory Storm and The Hurricanes were one of the biggest bands in the Liverpool area and famously featured Ringo Starr on drums before he became a Beatle.

Rory related items are always interesting and are popular with local collectors as well as fans of the Mersey Beat era all over the world, and these last minute additions to this year’s auction are no exception.

Very rare 1960 Butlins promotional photograph of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes signed in full by the band on the reverse including Ringo Starr

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The estimate on this item is £500-£600

Postcard from Rory Storm sent from Hamburg, Germany c.1960

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(address not obscured on the actual item)
The estimate on this item is £150-£200


Page from autograph book fully signed in various colours of ink by Rory Storm and The Hurricanes including Ringo Starr from Butlins 1960

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The estimate on this item is £300-£350


Page from autograph book signed by Rory Storm in green ink from Butlins 1960

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The estimate for this item is £100-£120


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The 2017 Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place at The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 26th August.

Rare Published Stuart Sutcliffe Poem

Rare 1956 copy of The Prescotian school magazine with a poem entitled "Beauty" written by Stuart Sutcliffe inside.

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The estimate on this item is £150-£200

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Stage Worn Ringo Starr Boots Up For Auction in Liverpool This August!

These boots were made for drumming!!  This pair of black boots have been previously worn on stage by Ringo Starr. His name is still visible written inside the boots in biro.

They were given to the vendor in 1963.

The vendor is a long-time friend of the family and the item comes with a letter from them.





The estimate on this lot is £4000-£5000

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Ringo's Boots Up for Auction

This pair of brown ankle boots are formerly the property of Ringo Starr. The vendor is a long-time friend of the family and was given these boots in the 1960s. They come with a letter from the seller.



The estimate on this item is £2500 - £3000

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Ringo's Rug

This Pak-Caucasian rug was formerly the property of Ringo Starr. It was one of several items in the 2015 auction by Ringo and Barbara Bach.


The estimate for this item is £1500-£2000


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Original Beatles Record Carry Case

Made by PYX this original record case is another highly displayable item, and has the added advantage that you can store your original Beatles singles in it! (Please note, no records are included in this lot)


The estimate on this item is £75-£100





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Make A Date With The Beatles Calendar

This original Make A Date With The Beatles perpetual calendar is up for auction next month, and handily is showing the date of the sale in the photo below.  These are not only highly displayable but also still useful. 



The estimate on this item is £350-£400


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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Ringo Starr Remco Doll in Box

The box may not be in good condition, but you really don't see them very often.


The estimate on this item is £50-£60

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Beatles Transfers on T-shirt

Back in the 60s magazines had some cool Beatles giveaways. These transfers were one of those, and were put on a t- shirt at the time.



The estimate on this item is £20-£30

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Original Beatles Birthday Card

This original 1960s Beatles birthday card was made by Hi Brows for NEMS Enterprises.


The estimate on this item is £30-£40

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Ringo Roll Wrapper

Back in the 60s Scott's Bakery in Liverpool sold bread called Ringo Rolls. This is a wrapper for one of them, and it will be up for sale in our auction next month.



The estimate on this item is £70-£90

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Promotional Leaflet for Corgi Yellow Submarine

We have a couple of Yellow Submarine corgi models in the auction this year, but how about this lovely advertising leaflet for the item.



The estimate on this item is £120-£150

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Vintage Beatles Flasher Keyrings

These two original flasher keyrings feature Paul and Ringo along with a group photo.



The estimate for this lot is £30-£40

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Menlove Avenue Street Sign

Most fans will know that Menlove Avenue is the name of the road where John Lennon lived with his Aunt Mimi. This cast iron street sign is going into our auction next month.


The estimate on this item is £350-£400

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Important Updates! New Venue!

This year's Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is going to be held at The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall's Music Room. The room is part of the Hall but the public entrance to this part of the venue is via Sugnall Street at the back of the main building.

Full details and link to a map can be found by clicking here.

Contacts Page Update - the email is working again. (We still have some wifi issues so large files take a while to access). Email enquiries can now be sent to stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk (clearly state the message is auction related in the subject line if possible)

Work begins on the Auction Catalogue very soon. To be one of the first to get a digital copy when it is available email the above address with CATALOGUE REQUEST in the subject line. We'll send you a .pdf version once it's all typed up and ready.





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Thursday, 6 July 2017

1970s Beatles Event Posters

Forty years ago Liverpool saw it's first Beatles convention. The event was held at Mr Pickwick's Club and was organised by Allan Williams and Bob Wooler, both legends of the Liverpool Beatle world. This poster for the event is going into our auction which is held during the annual International Beatle Week event.


The estimate for this poster is £30-£40

Also in this year's auction is this poster for a Beatles Christmas event in London in 1976.




This estimate for this poster is also £30-£40

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Original NEMS Beatles Scrapbook

This original 1960s NEMS Beatles Scrapbook is full of 1960s newspaper clippings, which make fascinating reading.


The estimate on this item is £25-£35



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I Wanna Hold Your Hand/American Hot Wax Movie Poster

I Wanna Hold You Hand is a 1978 movie following the fortunes of a bunch of American Beatles fan trying to meet their idols. Here it is coupled with American Hot Wax on a double bill movie poster.


The estimate on this item is £30-£40

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Original Beatles Head Scarf

Original 1960s Beatles head scarf


The estimate on this item is £40-£50

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Signed Beatles Concert Programme from Liverpool Empire Concert

This fully signed page from a Mary Wells Tour concert programme is headed for sale in our forthcoming Beatles Memorabilia Auction.

The John to whom the signatures are dedicated was a member of a Merseybeat group who attended the concert at the Liverpool Empire with Beatles Fan Club Secretary, Freda Kelly. He was able to meet the band with her afterwards and got them all to sign the inside cover of the programme.


The estimate on this item is £5000 - £5500


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Ringo Starr School Photograph from St Silas

It's well documented that Ringo was pretty ill throughout his childhood, but he did attend St Silas School and even managed to be there for a school photograph in 1948.
(You can get more information about his school by following this link to the excellent There Are Places I Remember site)

One of these original photographs is going up for sale in our forth coming auction. Ringo is sat on the ground in the bottom left of the photo.



The estimate on this photograph is £ 400-£500

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1964 UK Beatles Calendar

Small 1964 UK Beatles Calendar by Starpix


The estimate on this item is £30-£40

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Vintage Make A Date With The Beatles Calendar/Coin Bank

This Make A Date With The Beatles perpetual calendar and coin bank may date from some time after the 1960s but it does makes a fab display item.


The estimate on this item is £50-£60

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Original US Beatles Headband

Dating from 1964 this Beatles headband is still its Seltaeb Inc packaging.


The estimate on this item is £30-£40

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Original Beatles Lapel Pins

These three Beatles lapel pins are from Holland around 1964. They are in blue, red and black. 


The estimate on this lot is £30-£40

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Two George Harrison Autographs - Three Decades Apart

There are two George Harrison autographs in this let. The first is on the reverse of a very rare NEMS business card and features a note wishing a fan Happy Birthday. It dates from around 1963. The second is on a First Class Menu from a flight in 1995. It's interesting to compare the two and see how his signature developed over the years.




The estimate on this lot is £2250-£2500


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