News Source: Omega Auctions; 22nd March 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles first album “Please Please Me” and to celebrate the occasion over 250 lots of rare vinyl, photographs and memorabilia will go up under the hammer in Stockport. The auction will be broadcast live over the internet is expected to realise in excess of £100,000.
The 22nd March 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles first album “Please Please Me” and to celebrate the occasion over 250 lots of rare Beatles Memorabilia will go up for sale through specialist Rock & Pop Auctioneers, Omega Auctions. Amongst the star lots are a collection of incredibly rare photographs from their iconic performance at Shea Stadium in 1965 and a further collection of colour photographs taken in 1964 with both collections expected to sell for in excess of £15,000. Other rarities include a copy of the iconic album Please Please Me in stereo and on the black and gold label, estimated to bring around £5,000 and coming from the Mold Assembly Hall in Wales is a complete one off handmade poster advertising their performance at the hall on Thursday 24th Jan 1963.which hung on the wall of the Mold Cooperative Building until relatively recently and is estimated to sell for up to £5,000.
With sets of Beatles autographs’ being highly sought after by collectors, the sale features seven complete sets with one of them being a signed caricature of the Beatles by reknowned Australian caricature artist Tony Rafty, which was drawn and signed in 1964 when the fab four toured Australia and is being sold with copyright. An extremely early and very nearly complete set of Beatles autographs signed on the back of a ticket for their gig on the 10th Feb 1962 (same day apparently that they were rejected by Decca!) at St. Paul`s Presbyterian Church Youth Club Hall in Tranmere, Birkenhead is expected to sell for around £2,000 – it is missing a part of the ticket and Paul McCartneys signature as it was torn off by the seller to give to her friend who was a big fan of McCartney. Auctioneer Paul Fairweather states “if the ticket and signatures had been complete it would have worth double but the fact that it is such an early ticket and is signed, it will still receive a lot of interest.”
The auction, which will be broadcast live over the internet is set to attract Beatles fans worldwide and is expected to realise in excess of £100,000. Fairweather states “we are looking forward to a fabulous sale and whilst there are many items expected to achieve four figures or more, we have tried to ensure that there is something to suit all budgets”.
The auction is to be held at 3.00pm on Friday 22nd March in Stockport.