GOTTA HAVE IT Collectibles, Inc.
GOTTA HAVE IT® Collectibles, Inc. is an auction house specialising in sports, entertainment, rock & roll and historical memorabilia.
The company was co-founded in 1994 by Pete Siegel.
Prior to forming GOTTA HAVE IT®, Siegel was already established worldwide as an expert in collectibles specialising in sports and historical items.
Expert Ed Kosinski’s career includes work with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and Paul Allen's Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington. At the latter, Kosinski assists with the authentication of contemporary music items.
Ed also founded The Rock and Roll Trust in 1989 to work with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an authenticator.
A Beatles 1964 signed letter from their concert tour in Australia signed by all four members, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in black ink was sold for $27,500 by Gotta Have It! Collectibles Inc in October 2010.
The letter was handwritten to Australian tour security supervisor Devon Minchin by Beatles press agent Derek Taylor on Australian airways Ansett Ana stationery. It thanks him for allowing “…the finest birds and the best boomerang-makers into the suites".
At the same October auction, Gotta Have It! sold another Beatles group autograph, a signed original 45 RPM record sleeve for their songs “She Loves You” and “I’ll Get You” for $25,000.
Main article: The Beatles collectibles
A white wedding dress, worn by Madonna during her 1984 Like A Virgin tour was sold via the New York based Gotta Have It! Collectibles Inc auction house for £3,750 ($5,662), against an estimate of £2,000 ($3,000).
The dress had additional significance after being worn by Britney Spears on US show Saturday Night Live in 2000. Spears broke records as the youngest person to present and perform musically on the show.
Main article: Madonna collectibles
A never-released demo CD of early records by Stefani Germanotta was to be included in an auction held by Gotta Have It! in 6th-15th October 2009. According to reports, the seller was her first manager Bob Leone.
Main article: Lady Gaga collectibles