The Beatles Collection - Auction Preview
March 19 2019
Our first Beatles sale of 2019 takes place this coming Tuesday (26th March) contains a wealth of fascinating memorabilia pieces along with plenty for our vinyl collectors to go at.
Memorabilia Highlights from Dan:
The sale includes a fabulous collection of items previously owned by John Lennon and George Harrison, consigned by author and Beatles expert Geoffrey Giuliano, including a pair of gold rimmed spectacles owned by John Lennon (lot 240), unpublished pictures of John Lennon taken by Andy Warhol originally to be used for the cover of ‘Imagine’ (lot 239), a selection of drawings and artwork by John Lennon (lots 231 and 232), a copy of George Harrison’s unheard ‘The Hitler Tapes’ (lot 225) and more. All to be sold with COAs and detailed provenance information.
Moving on, we have a rare ‘Second Album’ US poster picked up by our vendor (who had no idea of the value) at a garage sale (lot 191), a record player used and signed backstage by the band at their Oct 1963 Dundee gig (lot 203), Paul McCartney’s English schoolbook from when he was approximately 17 – full of essays and criticism (lot 202), a fantastic full set of signatures on a Christmas flexi disc sleeve (lot 189) and the full gamut of the weird (a Japanese issue giant ‘Butcher Cover’ matchbook at lot 98) and the wonderful (a stunning Japanese ‘AHDN’ poster at lot 140).
Vinyl Highlights from Adnan:
With 74 lots of finely tuned vinyl ihere are some of my 'choice' picks - we have two 1st UK ‘black and gold’ Please Please Me’s going under the hammer, firstly a very neat copy at lot 50 then an immaculate (and factory sample stickered) copy at lot 75 – this really is an outstanding copy. A stunningly low numbered White Album (number 29) is up at lot 36, we really don’t see many lower than this!
An exemplary example of a ‘3rd state butcher sleeve’ Yesterday And Today comes at lot 16, this is a lovely clean stereo copy too. A top example original Beatles Christmas Record is at lot 14, a very fine example ‘PXS 1’ Let It Be box set is up at lot 19, a stunning US Capitol acetate of Hey Jude is at lot 49 with two fine examples of the original UK ‘withdrawn’ mix of Revolver found at lots 31 and 34.
Hopefully you can join us either in person or online, but in the meantime if you have any questions, please let us know.
Dan & Adnan ♫♪♫