50 years of Beatlemania – Beatles collectibles at Heritage



2015-06-26 11:12:09

50 years of Beatlemania – Beatles collectibles at Heritage

Heritage Auctions will feature 100 lots of Beatles memorabilia at their Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction on December 14.

Half a century has passed since the band shot to stardom and gained one of the biggest fan bases ever seen. Their influence and popularity endures to this day, as evidenced by the roaring stock in Beatles memorabilia.

A highlight of Heritage’s extensive selection of these desirable collectibles is a circa 1963 complete set of autographs, estimated to sell for $5,000, alongside a singed John Lennon ‘Bag One’ leather case, and original Erotic #2 lithograph, a limited print of 300 dating from the set of 14 controversial images Lennon produced in 1970, estimated at $7,000.

The rare first state ‘Butcher Cover’ for the Yesterday and Today LP, a somewhat morbid image of the four covered in raw meat and dismembered parts of toy dolls that was rejected for something slightly cleaner, makes an appearance with an estimate of $4,000.

A low-number Beatles White Album LP, once owned by Paul McCartney’s 1960s girlfriend Jane Asher, is valued at $2,500. A John Lennon signed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover is valued at $2,500.

A Hofner bass guitar, signed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, is estimated at $5,000 or more. A group of fifteen original animation cels from the Beatles animated movie Yellow Submarine will also be offered as individual lots, some valued at over $1,000.

Perhaps the most interesting item is a 1964 Beatles record player, a fantastic piece of Beatles merchandise, produced while they were at the height of popularity. The record player is still in working order, and is expected to see upwards of $3,500.


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