The Eagles Collectibles And Memorabilia

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The Eagles Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the classic U.S rock band The Eagles.

 

Brief history/biography

The Eagles formed in Los Angeles in 1971 and originally consisted of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner; however, Joe Walsh replaced Leadon in 1975 while Timothy B. Schmit replaced Meisner in 1977.

The band obtained five American Music Awards, six Grammy Awards, six number one albums and five number one singles, and some of their many notable hits include "Hotel California," "Take it Easy," "Already Gone," "Best of My Love," "Take it to the Limit," "Life in the Fast Lane," and "New Kid in Town," to name a few.

Although the band briefly disbanded in 1980, they reunited 1994 for their Hell Freezes Over album (which had a combination of both new studio tracks and live versions of old songs) as well as a reunion tour, both of which were proven to be one of the most successful reunion endeavours in musical history. The band continues to tour to this day, and released Long Road out of Eden in 2007, which was their first full studio album in 28 years.

The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Types of memorabilia

Instruments

Red Baron Antiques in Atlanta, Georgia sold an acoustic Takamine G Series guitar which was signed by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt for $2,000 in July of 2011.

Julien's in Beverly Hills sold a Takamine G Series acoustic guitar which was signed by each member of the band for $3,125 in June of 2010.

California Auctioneers in Ventura, California sold a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar which was signed by each member of the band for $3,500 in May of 2011.

Christie's in New York sold a Gibson Les Paul Epiphone electric guitar which was signed by Joe Walsh in 1994 for $2,530 in November of 1995, and a black Samick guitar which was signed by every member of the band for $1,610 in February of 1998.

Photographs

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, sold a signed photograph of the band (circa 1975/77) for $675 in April of 2010.

Christie's in New York sold a photograph of the band during their "Hell Freezes Over" tour which was signed by Henley, Felder, Schmidt and Frey for $1,725 in April of 1995.

Awards

Christie's in New York sold a "platinum" presentation disc/cassette award for "Hotel California" as well as an autographed photo of the band for $1,380 in June of 1996.

Albums

Christie's in London sold an album sleeve of the album Hotel California which was signed by Henley, Frey, Walsh, Meisner and Felder for £2,640 in September of 2005.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that dates back to the 1970s is considered to be the most valuable and rare, as well as memorabilia that references a well-known or popular Eagles song and/or tour. Also, memorabilia that was signed by every member of the band is considered to be both rare and valuable, however, memorabilia that was signed by one, two, three or four members drives up the value of the item as well.

Restoration of an authentic instrument is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage.

For more information regarding where to find Eagles memorabilia, visit www.eaglesband.com.

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