Music memorabilia market - 2013 auction review



2015-06-26 13:35:15

Music memorabilia market - 2013 auction review

We look back at the key 2013 auction sales in the music memorabilia market

The Beatles continue to dominate the music memorabilia market, with three of the top sales of 2013. Signed records by the bandreached new heights, with a copy of Sgt Pepper achieving $290,500 in April. The price points of younger artistshavealso increased - with a dress owned by Amy Winehouse achieving $73,000 in June.

Top music memorabilia sale of 2013

Bob Dylan Newport guitar Bob Dylan's Newport guitar acheived a 93% increase on its pre-sale estimateThe electric guitar Bob Dylan shocked purists with at the Newport Folk Festival sold for $965,000 in December, achieving an impressive 93% increase on its $500,000 pre-sale estimate. It is now the most valuable guitar ever sold at auction.

2013's important music memorabilia sales

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics Born to Run is one of Bruce Springsteen's best loved songs

A signed copy of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band made $290,500 in April - setting a new record for a signed Beatles album. A custom Beatles Vox guitaracheived an impressive $408,000 in May. A Travis Bean TB500 guitar used onstage and in the studio by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead during the 1970s achieved $193,500 in November. Another Travis Bean guitar used by Jerry Garcia sold for $238,700 in December. The original lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run hammered for $197,000 in December - up 97% on a $100,000 estimate. A signed copy of the White Album by the Beatles, the only known example, sold for $186,500 in December.

It was a breakout year for

An early demo tape by Radiohead achieved $3,178 in September, indicating that the band may have collectible potential.

It was a year to forget for

A collector who sold the kitchen table that stood in the kitchen where Joy Division singer Ian Curtis took his own lifedrewthe ire offormer band members - who branded the sale "distasteful and upsetting".

One you may have missed

Paul McCartney front door The door was bought by Tracks, a company specialising in Beatles memorabilia

The front door of Paul McCartney's childhood home auctioned for $7,780 in April.

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