Tuesday 23 August 2022


For people attending the auction in person and unable to take items away immediately after the sale - 

Cato & Crane Will be open on Sunday 28th August morning between 10am & 12noon for collection and payment of lots from this year's Auction. 

With prior notice, you may also arrange the collection of your items from The Beatles Shop on Sunday or Monday between 10am & 4pm.

Please note after Monday lots will be for collection from Cato & Crane ONLY.

Friday 12 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction Catalogue - Online sites, downloadable PDF and How To Buy From The Auction

You can now view the lots in the 2022 Beatles Auction at the following online auction sites


The Saleroom

A text version of the 2022 Catalogue is available to download as a pdf by clicking here. 


How To Buy From Our Auction

Register with the online auction services above and you can leave a proxy bid or bid live on the day. 

At the venue, you will need to register to bid (we take your name, address, phone number, email if you have one and hotel name if you have travelled to the event). You'll get a paddle/bid number which you will need to give on being the successful bidder.  You will also be required to pay for your items on the day or as soon as possible afterwards. You will not be allowed to take possession of the items till full payment is made. 

There is a buyer's premium of 22% (plus VAT on that percentage) of the hammer price. Online bidders will also incur fees from whichever platform they use to bid, please check these before bidding. 

There will be postage charges for items to be mailed out to winning bidders. 

Payment at the venue can be in cash or via credit/debit card in person. They cannot take card payments via the telephone. 

Payment via the online auction services is handled by the services themselves.

Tuesday 9 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Charity Item! McCartney Street Banners and Roundels used on Mathew Street for Paul's 80th Birthday

These street banners and roundels were used on Mathew Street in Liverpool for a week transform it to McCartney Street in honour of the city's famous octogenarian.

They are being sold in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Auction to benefit the Liverpool Lord Mayor's Charities. 

The banners are being sold as separate lots with an estimate of £100-£150 each and there are two roundels being sold together also for an estimate of £100-£150. 

Monday 8 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Full Set of Beatles Autographs from The Royal Variety Performance 1963.

A set of Beatles Signatures on two pieces of paper, obtained 4th November 1963 at The Royal Variety Performance Prince Of Wales Theatre.

Comes with a full letter of provenance and a photograph of John Lennon signing the page, Ringo Starr is also in the picture 

Estimate - £4500-£5000

Saturday 6 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Charity Item - Original Cavern Brick and lots of extras!

Original Cavern Club Brick complete with original box and receipt. With Cavern Walks Bag and copies of Let's Go Down The Cavern & On Scene At The Cavern booklets plus Liverpool Music Roots book. This lot is being sold on behalf of The Bloom Appeal, Liverpool Cancer Charity

Estimate -  £500-£600

Friday 5 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Charity Item - John Lennon Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 2020 12" Single #HappyXmasVinyl

John Lennon Happy Xmas(War Is Over) Ultimate Mix 2020 limited edition No42/50 hand cut at Abbey Road Studios acetate. Given To Music Place North West. Comes with a signed letter from Sean Ono Lennon giving details about the acetate. 

We are very pleased to have been chosen by Music Place North West to sell this item and hope that it raises plenty of money for their cause. 

Estimate-  £3000-£4000

Wednesday 3 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Ringo Starr Autograph signed to Assistant Secretary of the Beatles Fan Club.

 Ringo Starr photograph by Graham Spencer signed on reverse “Love To Elsie from Ringo Starr xxx”. This item is formerly the property of Assistant Beatles Fan Club Secretary Elsa Goodlass est £350-£

2022 Beatles Auction - Peter Kay Photograph of the Beatles in The Cavern Club

This 8"x6" black and white photograph of the Beatles in the Cavern Club is by Liverpool photographer Peter Kaye. It was formerly the property of Elsa Goodlass who was the assistant secretary of the Beatles Fan Club

The estimate is £200-£300

Tuesday 2 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Rare Beatles Lamp

Rare Round Glass Domed TV Lamp by Excel Fancy Goods Ltd Blackpool 

Est £700-£1000

2022 Beatles Auction - Beatles Coat Hangers

Four Beatles cardboard coat hangers by Saunders Enterprises manufactured in 1967 

 est £220-£250

Monday 1 August 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Rare NEMPIX Leaflet and Beatles Pictures

Rare NEMPIX sales leaflet complete with order form, with six original Beatles NEMPIX pictures

Estimate -  £80-£100

2022 Beatles Auction - Rare Stuart Sutcliffe Pencil Drawing

Stuart Sutcliffe drawings from exercise book featuring Beaumaris Castle in Anglesey Wales. The drawings include handwritten notes. 

Estimate £700-£900

Sunday 31 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Beatles Yellow Submarine Light Switch Plate Cover

The Beatles Yellow Submarine switch plate cover USA 1968 

Estimate -  £70-£100

Saturday 30 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Complete Set Of Beatles Applause Dolls

This complete set of four plush figures by Applause 1987 comes with original tags and instruments. These guys look fabulous on display! 

Estimate - £150-£250

Friday 29 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - A Note signed by Paul McCartney to recording engineer, Geoff Emerick.

A typed note on Hogs Hill stationery to recording engineer, Geoff Emerick, from Paul McCartney, jokingly telling him to watch out for rampaging Beatles fans. Signed by Paul, including face doodle and handwritten PS. 

Estimate £700-£800

Thursday 28 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Beatles Photographs Previously Owned by Freda Kelly, Fan Club Secretary

 There are several lots of photographs from the collection of Beatles Fan Club secretary, Freda Kelly, going into this year's Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction. We have selected three lots to show here, the rest will be detailed along with images in the online auction catalogues when they are available in a few weeks. 

 - A collection of five photographs by Graham Spencer of The Beatles on the TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars. Estimate -  £350-£450

- Two photographs of The Beatles in Liverpool 1962 by Peter Kaye both are marked Proof and are stamped Peter Kaye on reverse. Estimate - £200-£300

- Paul McCartney in Cavern Club Photograph. Estimate -  £150-£200

2022 Beatles Auction - Apple Compliments Slip signed by Neil Aspinall

Apple Records compliments slip signed by Neil Aspinal first name only This item was formerly the property of Beatles Fan Club secretary, Freda Kelly

Estimate £80-£100

Wednesday 27 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Paul McCartney Autograph with Face Doodle

A piece Rosen Plaza Hotel notepaper signed by Paul McCartney “To Tony Cheers! From” with face doodle dated 2001

The estimate on this item is £400-£500

2022 Beatles Auction - Charity Item - Net Curtains From Ringo Starr's House.

These net curtains belonged to Margaret, who lived in Ringo's old house, 10 Admiral Grove, for many years and welcomed Beatles fans worldwide. They will have been seen in several tourist photographs over the decades.  The house's current owner has decided to sell them off to raise money for charity. The proceeds from selling this item will go to the Carla Lane Animals in Need charity in Liverpool. 

The estimate on this lot is £20-£30 

(please note, that the curtains do not date from Ringo's time in the house.) 

Saturday 23 July 2022

Auction Venue And Viewing Day Details

 The 2022 Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction will take place at Cato Crane Auctioneers on Saturday 27th August, starting at 10am. It will also be online.

The catalogue will be available online and links will be added here as soon as all the details are finalised.

A downloadable list of the lots will be available also be available here as soon as all the details are finalised. 

The viewing day will also be at Cato Crane Auctioneers on Friday 26th August from 10.30am to 4pm. 

Friday 8 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Rare Complete Beatles/Roy Orbison Tour Handbill 1963

 This handbill for the 1963 Roy Orbison tour feating The Beatles still has its booking slip attached. These were usually snipped off by fans purchasing their tickets for the show. 

It is for the 19th May show on the tour at the Gaumont in Hanley. 

This item will be going under the hammer this August in our Annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction and it is expected to sell for anywhere between £1200 and £1500. 

Thursday 7 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - 1959 Cavern Club Flyer/Handbill featuring Rory Storm and The Hurricanes

This rare 1959 flyer/handbill for the Cavern Club in Liverpool lists the band Rory Storm and The Hurricanes playing on 19th December. The band famously featured a pre-Beatles Ringo Starr. 

The flyer will be going under the hammer in our forthcoming Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction and the current estimate is £1200-£1500

Wednesday 6 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Beatles Book Monthly Magazine Binder

 The perfect thing for keeping those Beatles Book Monthly magazines in pristine condition. 

This original Beatles Monthly magazine binder is up for sale in the forth-coming Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction and it is currently estimated to fetch £150-£200

Tuesday 5 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Auction Is Now Full.

We have reached our capacity for lots in this year's auction. Sadly we can't take any more items into the sale this year. 

Posts will continue here about items already consigned to the auction in the approach to the event. 

Thank you. 

2022 Beatles Auction - Large Reveille Poster of Beatles at Weston-Super-Mare

 Large folded Reveille poster of the Beatles in old-fashioned bathing suits on Weston-Super-Mare beach. 

Estimate - £60-£80

Monday 4 July 2022

2022 Beatles Auction - Pete Best Autographs and Photos

 A Pete Best autograph signed "Love to Val" along with a small collection of photographs. 

Estimate - £80-£100