HOW TO BID THIS YEAR
The auction is online only for 2020.

To bid you need to register at either of the sites hosting the auction.
https://www.easyliveauction.com/
The catalogue will appear on these sites as soon as it is ready. We will let you know as soon as it is available.

Please check the dates of entries to this blog. We leave older posts from previous auctions up for reference.

To only see items in the 2020 sale please click here

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Handbill for 60s Film

This handbill is for a film made by the Liverpool Corporation and shown at a club in Liverpool. (The film "And The World Listened" is on youtube, see below) 

 

The estimate for this handbill is £30-£50


HOW TO BID THIS YEAR
The auction is online only for 2020.
To bid you need to register at either of the sites hosting the auction.
The catalogue will appear on these sites as soon as it is ready. We will let you know as soon as it is available.


Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Stained Glass Panes From St Peter's Church Hall Woolton

This is another wonderful lot from St Peter's Church Hall in Woolton. 

These four panes of stained glass are from the window in the Hall. 


In 2018 one of the panels of stained glass fell out which led to an investigation into the condition of the windows which were believed to have been installed in the 19th century. This, in turn, led to the need for replacement windows. The panel that fell out is now part of the exhibition at The Liverpool Beatles Museum on Mathew Street. 

In one of the most charming coincidences in the Beatles world, the four colours used in the windows reflect the colours of the Beatles' jackets on the Sgt Pepper album cover. 

Since these panes have been in the church for so long and were in place on the very day that Paul auditioned to join John's band The Quarrymen, the glass has been saved and the Church plans to put them up for sale in the near future. When this happens they will be available in a presentation box with a display stand. 

Unfortunately, the current Covid-19 situation has put these plans on hold, but fortunately for one lucky bidder later this month, there is an opportunity to be the first person to purchase four panes, one in each colour and help raise much-needed funds for the church. 

The estimate is £150-£200

The photos below show the stained glass in situ, including a photograph from the 1940s, so they were certainly there for that fateful day in 1957! 




Photographs are used with permission.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Floor Block From St Peter's Church Hall Woolton

This piece of wood formed part of the original floor of the Church Hall, built in the mid-nineteenth century.  In 2001, a fire in one of the side rooms in the hall resulted in the replacement of small areas of the original floor.  All the floor blocks which had suffered varying degrees of fire damage were saved, including this one which was taken from the side room.

The side room was used by the youth club, of which John was a member, and would also have been used by the Quarrymen, including Paul, during the youth club dances.  It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the current Rector of St Peter’s, the Revd Kip Crooks.

This particular floor block has been partially restored to its 1957 glory by Colin Hanton, drummer with the Quarrymen.  It has not been varnished or changed in any other way.


Estimate - £150-£200

(With thanks to Donna Jackson for the description) 

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Update On This Year's Auction and How To Bid

This year's auction is a bit different to usual. We are obviously unable to hold the event at our regular venue so we have moved the entire thing online. We'll miss seeing all the regular faces and meeting new collectors, but fingers crossed that things are back normal next year and we can welcome you all back to the event in person. 

The auction will still be held on Saturday 29th August 2020 as we originally planned.

The catalogue is being put together right now and we will let you know as soon as you are able to browse through it. It will be available at the sites listed below. 

In order to bid on items this year, you need to have registered with one of the sites below that are hosting the auction. Then you should be all set as soon the full details are available. 


We'll post more information, including links to the catalogue at the sites above as soon we have it. 

Also, please note the Beatles Shop is still currently closed to the public so email is still the best point of contact at the moment until we are up and running again. Email stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

There are still a few more posts to come on this blog covering items in the auction. We are trying to cover as much as we can in the time we have, but with staff in different locations sometimes there are slight delays in getting the information in place. 

We thank you for your patience and hope you are all keeping safe. 

Beatles Auction 2020 - John Lennon Theatre Programme

In His Own Write and Black Comedy performances at the Liverpool Playhouse between the 18th March and 5th April 1969. In His Own Write was originally written by John Lennon in 1964. The 20-page programme features various advertisements along with a short synopsis with quotes from John regarding the book 



Estimate - £60-£70


HOW TO BID THIS YEAR
The auction is online only for 2020.
To bid you need to register at either of the sites hosting the auction.
The catalogue will appear on these sites as soon as it is ready.


Beatles Auction 2020 - George Harrison Unused Cheques

Two Harrisongs Limited unused cheques National Westminster No 95/96 



Estimate - £100-£120


HOW TO BID THIS YEAR
The auction is online only for 2020.
To bid you need to register at either of the sites hosting the auction.
The catalogue will appear on these sites as soon as it is ready.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Paul McCartney & Wings Red Rose Speedway Frisbee

An Apple/EMI Paul McCartney and Wings promotional frisbee for the group's 1973 album ‘Red Rose Speedway’. 

These were thrown out into the audience at concerts. 

It measures 20cm (7.8 inches) in diameter 


Estimate - £120-£150

HOW TO BID THIS YEAR
The auction is online only for 2020.
To bid you need to register at either of the sites hosting the auction.
The catalogue will appear on these sites as soon as it is ready. 

Monday, 3 August 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - A Collection Box From St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool.

I don’t think we’re meant to have favourites in the auction but I always do. This year this item is very much my favourite, as it really is a one-off!

It’s a collection box from St Peter’s Church in Woolton. This is the church that was attended by John Lennon and his Aunt Mimi. John’s Uncle George is buried in the church graveyard, and, of course, the Church Hall is where Paul auditioned to joined John’s band in July 1957.

It has stood near the door to the Church since it was hand-made by a member of the Congregation in 1929.  The maker's initials are in the base along with the date. This means it would have been there in the 1950s and while it’s not likely that John put any money in there, it is very possible that Mimi would have done. 


There is some damage to the box, and the post is a little loose where it fits in the base.

Total height is 93cm. The base is 35cm x 28cm. The dimensions of the box are 21cm wide x 13 cm deep x 14 cm high.

Proceeds from the sale of this lot will go into the Church fund which includes the upkeep and maintenance of the Church and Church Hall. 









The estimate for this unique lot is £120-£150

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Original Handbill for The Beatles Concert in Southport 1963

This handbill was to advertise a week-long series of concerts at the Odeon Theatre Southport on Saturday, August 31st 1963 featuring The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Handbills are rare items of concert paraphernalia as they were thrown away almost immediately a ticket was booked. After all, it wasn't needed anymore. The very throwaway nature of these items make them sought after items among collectors. 


The estimate on this handbill is £700-£900 

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Beatles Concert Ticket Stub for Southport 1963

This ticket stub was for a concert at the Odeon Theatre Southport on Saturday August 31st 1963. Tickets were often discarded after shows as people didn't really need them any more. Some were kept by concert goers as mementoes and are sought after among collectors, particularly if it's one they don't have in their collection. 



This ticket carries an estimate of £120-£150 


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - John Lennon Autograph

A page from an autograph book signed in 1962 "To Marie love John Lennon xxx" in pen.


The estimate on this item is £800-£900

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Paul McCartney Autograph

A page from an autograph book signed in 1962 "To Marie love Paul McCartney xxx" in blue pen.


The estimate on this item is £400-£500

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - 1963 Cavern Club Membership Card

A membership card for the Cavern was essentially your ticket into the venue to hang out and see whoever was playing. This card covered membership for the 1963 season. 






The estimate for this item is £200-£300


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.


Thursday, 30 July 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Art Poster of The Beatles in The Cavern signed by various Beatles People

Poster of a drawing of the Beatles in the Cavern Club signed by various people associated with the group including Cynthia Lennon, Klaus Voormann, Billy J Kramer, Geroge Martin and Allan Williams.


Estimate £150-£200


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - John Lennon Book signed by Cynthia Lennon

Limited Edition version of John by Cynthia Lennon. Numbered 295/1000 and signed by Cynthia.




Estimate £100-£120

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Gerry Marsden Autograph

Gerry Marsden autograph signed Gerry on a colour photograph of Gerry and The Pacemakers.


Estimate £20-£30


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Billy Preston Promotional Photos

Two original early black and white promotional photographs of Apple Recording Artist Billy Preston



Estimate £20-£30


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Freddie & The Dreamers Promotional Card

A promotional picture card for the Freddie and The Dreamers single I Understand


Estimate £10-£20


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Ringo Starr Promotional Tshirt for Ringo & Robin Company.

The Ringo & Robin company was founded in 1968 and specialised in furniture and interior design. This promotional t-shirt for the company will be up for sale in our Annual Beatles Auction in August. 




The estimate on this item is £50-£60


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Ringo Starr Ringo Album Promotional T-Shirt

This promotional T-Shirt for the Ringo album by Ringo Starr features artwork by Klaus Voormann (as seen in the booklet insert in the album) 


Estimate £40-£50

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Complete set of Beatles Trading Cards

Complete set of 60 first series AB & C Beatles black and white trading cards. 




Estimate - £100-£120


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Collection of Beatles Promotional Posters

This collection of six Beatles promotional posters includes ones for Beatles Ballads and 20 Greatest Hits albums. 








The estimate on this lot is £60-£80


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Two Beatles Fan Club Cards with Paul "signatures"

These two Beatles Fan Club cards both feature fan club "signatures" by Paul McCartney. The signatures are not authentic, but these would look nice framed up. Fan club cards are very collectable yet reasonably priced making them nice items with which to start a Beatles memorabilia collection. 



Estimate £30-£50


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction - Beatles 8mm Movie

Beatles 8mm movie from 1963 

Estimate £20-£40


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Beatles Auction 2020 - Rare Beatles Help! Film Premiere Programme

This rare programme is for the Royal World Premiere of the Help! film on 29th July 1965 at the London Pavillion, Piccadilly Circus. The event was attended by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon


This item has an estimate of £400-£500


The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Rare Beatles Help! Film Premiere Ticket

This rare ticket is for the Royal World Premiere of the Help! film on 29th July 1965 at the London Pavillion, Piccadilly Circus. The event was attended by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon


The estimate on this highly collectable item is £300-£400

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.

Beatles Auction 2020 - Beatles Powder Compact

A lovely Beatles powder compact featuring a photograph of the band on the front. 

Estimate £120-£150

The 2020 Beatles Auction is going to be a little bit different. The event will be taking place online. Full details of the auction site will be posted nearer the event.

If you have any items you would like to be considered for placement in the auction please email us at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk with the details and photographs.

Please note, the Beatles Shop is not currently open to the public so please do not contact us by telephone and do not send items to us on spec.