Details of the 2021 Beatles Auction are now available by clicking here

PLEASE READ THIS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKING FOR THE VIEWING DAY AND THE AUCTION!!

In the meantime, stay safe everybody and we hope to see you soon.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - List of Hammer Prices

We'd like to thank everyone involved in this year's event, once more under trying circumstances we have managed to continue to bring some amazing items to auction. 

A list of the hammer prices for this year's sale is available at the auction page at EasyLive Auctions. Click here to take a look.

Hopefully next year things will be more normal and we can enjoy being back in a bigger venue, part of a bigger Beatle Week event and get to see even more of your faces back in Liverpool! 

Take care everyone! 

Friday, 27 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Information for Buyers at the event.

Cato And Crane auctioneers will be open between 10am and 1pm on Sunday 29th August for any buyers who need to collect their items.

Items will not be at the Beatles Shop for collection this year.


Monday, 16 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Goddess Statue from The Beatles All You Need Is Love Our World TV Broadcast.

 

On 25th June 1967, the world tuned in to the first ever live international satellite television broadcast. 

 Creative artists from 19 countries were invited to take part in the production which reached over 400 million viewers across 25 countries. 

 The UK was represented by The Beatles, naturally. 

 They chose the song All You Need Is Love as it was felt that the simple message and lyrics would play best to the global audience. 

 The set for the performance was dressed with colourful streamers, flowers and balloons draped around the music stands and various bits of decor. 

 One of these bits of decoration was a fibreglass statue of a goddess which can clearly be seen behind John Lennon in the footage and several photographs from the event. 

This prop later found its way into the possession of Geoff Emerick who kept it for just over half a century until his death in 2018. 

That very same statue is going under the hammer in our 2021 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction on 28th August. 

Standing at just over 5 feet in height this would definitely be a talking point in any collection.

There has been some damage to the item, mostly due to it being kept outdoors in Geoff’s garden, but it is still very much recognisable as the statue from the broadcast and Geoff even posted about it on his Instagram account in 2017.

 The estimate for this unique piece of Beatles history is £15,000-£20,000.  

Photos at the end of this post. 

 









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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.

Beatles Auction 2021 - Catalogue available online now!

The catalogue for the 2021 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is now available online. 


It can be viewed on The Saleroom

or 

EasyLiveAuction


A text version in .pdf format can be downloaded here

CORRECTION - the following lot is omitted from the downloadable pdf file - 

Lot 267 Bills of Quantities for the Conversion into a sound recording studio of existing basement premises at 3 Savile Row London W1 for Maclen (Music) Limited, August 1970 by Kenneth R Kensall & Partners Chartered Quantity Surveyors and W. Russell Orme & Partners Chartered Architects. One hundred and seventeen pages of typed costings for the work done during the construction of Apple Studios, with brown envelope from W. Russell Orme & Partners to Geoff Emerick at Apple Corps Ltd 34 Boston Place London NW1 with a set of plans No 557/441dated June 1971 and accompanying letter with various catalogues for studio equipment. £5000-£6000

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FOLLOWING LOTS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE 2021AUCTION 

Lots - 213, 220, 276 and 376 are no longer offered for sale. 

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Set of Plans and Bills of Quantities for Apple Studios

Bills of Quantities for the Conversion into a sound recording studio of existing basement premises at 3 Savile Row London W1 for Maclen (Music) Limited, August 1970 by Kenneth R Kensall & Partners Chartered Quantity Surveyors and W. Russell Orme & Partners Chartered Architects. 

One hundred and seventeen pages of typed costings for the work done during the construction of Apple Studios, with brown envelope from W. Russell Orme & Partners to Geoff Emerick at Apple Corps Ltd 34 Boston Place London NW1 with a set of plans No 557/441dated June 1971 and accompanying letter with various catalogues for studio equipment.  


£5000-£6000









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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.


Beatles Auction 2021 - Paul McCartney and Wings One Hand Clapping Acetates

Three EMI Studios One-Sided Acetate Albums marked Reel A, B , C containing unreleased Paul McCartney & Wings album known as One Hand Clapping track listing Reel A 1/One Hand Clapping 2/Jet 3/Soiley 4/Little Woman Love-C’moon 5/Let Me Roll It Reel B 1/Juniors Farm 2/Hi-Hi-Hi 3/Go Now 4/Maybe I’m Amazed 5/Bluebird Reel C 1/Blue Moon of Kentucky 2/My Love 3//Nineteen Eighty Five 4/Live and Let Die 5/Band On The Run  

£2500-£3000





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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.


Beatles Auction 2021 - Birthday Card sent to Geoff Emerick from Paul McCartney

Far Side Birthday Card with mailing envelope dated 6 December 1999 addressed to Geoff Emerick from Paul McCartney -  message inside reads “Geoffrey Have A Happy One love Paul & The Kids”  £700-£800




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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.

Friday, 13 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Paul McCartney MPL We've Moved Promotional pack with single.

MPL 1 Soho Square London W1 Envelope with Geoff handwritten on front containing We’ve Moved! MPL Promotional Only Pack including We’ve Moved MPL1 45 7” single. Sent to Geoff Emerick

£1000-£1500







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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.


Beatles Auction 2021 - Signed copy of Linda McCartney's Linda's Kitchen Book

Linda McCartney Linda’s Kitchen hardback book signed on inside “For Darling Geoff! Love XX Linda McCartney” given to Geoff Emerick  £80-£100


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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.

Beatles Auction 2021 - Autographed Copy of Linda McCartney's Photographs Book

The Photographs of Linda McCartney hardback book signed on inside “For Our Dear Friend G.! Love & Kisses Linda 1982” given to Geoff Emerick  £100-£120


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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Certification of Grammy Nomination for Geoff Emerick for Band On The Run LP

Framed certification of 1974 Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Recording for Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings 1974  £400-£500



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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.

Beatles Auction 2021 - Telegram to Beatles Sound Engineer Geoff Emerick from Neil Aspinall

GPO Telegram to Geoffrey Emerick from Neil (Aspinall) and All at No3 (Apple Offices) to congratulate him on his winning a Grammy for his work on The Beatles Abbey Road LP  

£100-£120




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Geoff Emerick began working at EMI from the age of 16. His second day of work was the first time Ringo drummed in the studio with The Beatles. 

He worked as an assistant engineer on some of the early Beatles singes before his ongoing training limited his involvement with the band.

In 1966 he became their sound engineer from the Revolver album onwards. He stopped working with them during the White Album session due to the tension in the studio but returned for the recording of Abbey Road. 

In 1969 he oversaw the building of Apple Studios at 3 Savile Row.

He won GRAMMYs for sound engineering on Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and the Paul McCartney and Wings album Band On The Run.

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 



Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction 2021 IMPORTANT Details of times and location.

 We can confirm that the 2021 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction is taking place as planned on Saturday 28th August from 10am at Cato Crane Auctioneers. 

The address is 6 Stanhope Street, Liverpool. L8 5RF.

Directions are available on their website by clicking here

The Auction Catalogue will be online on Monday 16th August. The details will be posted here during that morning, and also on our facebook page

AUCTION DAY

There are only a limited number of places available to attend the auction - please contact us in advance if you wish to attend.  You can email stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk or call Stephen on 0151 236 8066 from 19th August onwards so a place can be saved for you.  

We cannot guarantee places will be available on the day, and if there is no room you will be turned away.  

If you have a saved place and cannot attend let us know as soon as possible. 


Cato Crane requires you to wear a face mask on their premises. 

VIEWING DAY 

The viewing day will be held on Friday 27th August from 10.30am till 4.30pm. 
You MUST book a time slot for the viewing so they can control the numbers moving through the premises on the day.  Time slots are to be booked via Cato Crane  on 0151 709 5559 


Please have a good idea of the items you wish to look at, preferably in numerical order so we can keep the flow of viewers moving along safely and swiftly throughout the day. 


As with the Auction Day, Cato Crane requires you to wear a face mask on their premises.


Please be considerate of our colleagues at the Auction and Cato Crane and respect any requirements that may need to be met for us to continue with this event as safely as possible, 

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Complete set of Beatles Signatures

Set of four Beatles signatures all on individual pieces of paper stuck together. Signatures were obtained in Weston-super-Mare 1963 £1800-£2000



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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 
The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.
There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.
Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 



Beatles Auction 2021 - John Lennon Autograph

John Lennon signed centre page from Beatles Monthly, signature was obtained in Croydon 1963 £1200-£1400



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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.
There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 


Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Rare Beatles Beetle Shaped Pin Watch in Original Box

Smiths Beetle brooch style watch complete with original box. UK c.1964 £400-£450




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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 


Beatles Auction 2021 - Original Beatles Stockings in Packaging

The Beatles stockings with original packaging by Scott-Centenaire Ltd UK c.1964 £80-£100




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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 
The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.
There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.
Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 



Beatles Auction 2021 - Three Fabulous Secol Beatles Toy Guitar Items

This trio of lots relates to the toy instruments issued by Selcol.  


The Beatles Jnr Guitar issued by Selcol circa 1963 UK £350-£400



The Beatles Selcol Guitar instructions booklet 1963 UK £80-£120



The Beatles Selcol instruments sales tri-fold booklet 1963 UK £120-£150



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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 


Monday, 9 August 2021

Beatles Auction 2021 - Beatles Let It Be Film Press Book

The Beatles Let It Be United Artists Pressbook 1970 £150-£200


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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 
The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.
There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.
Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 

Beatles Auction 2021 - Beatles Help Film Synopsis

The Beatles Help film synopsis 1965 £120-£150




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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 

The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.

There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.

Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line. 


Beatles Auction 2021 - How I Won The War Film Campaign Book and Press Book

John Lennon How I Won The War Exhibitors Campaign Book UK 1967 £100-£120



John Lennon How I Won The War Pressbook UK 1967 £100-£120

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The 2021 Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction is now at capacity and we cannot take in any more items for the sale. 
The Auction will be taking place on Saturday 28th August at Cato Crane Auctioneers.
There will be a viewing day at the same location on Friday 27th August.
Although the shop is now back open, we are operating at reduced hours and currently, Stephen is only in on certain days (mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday). The best way to get in touch if you have any enquiries about lots in this year’s sale is via email at stephen@thebeatleshop.co.uk - please mention Auction 2021 somewhere in the subject line.