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20 October 2011
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Joe
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Since Beatles stuff is always coming up at auction (letters, drawings, teeth etc), I thought maybe we could have a rolling thread.

I was browsing the Christie's pages for their forthcoming rock and pop memorabilia sale. Most of the Beatles items are here, and on the next page: http://www.christies.com/lotfi.....e967e6bd31

That letter written by Macca to the unknown drummer is here: http://www.christies.com/lotfi.....e967e6bd31

There are some others that aren't on that page. Here's a 2002 book on the Concert for George, signed by Olivia: http://www.christies.com/lotfi.....e967e6bd31

Legal docs relating to Michael Jackson's purchase of Northern Songs (no idea why anyone would want this, especially as it's a reproduction): http://www.christies.com/lotfi.....e967e6bd31

This is my personal favourite: http://www.christies.com/lotfi.....e967e6bd31

I really want a set of autographs, but they keep getting more and more expensive. Maybe one day...

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20 October 2011
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20 October 2011
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Joe said:

Personally I'd wait until DNA technology allowed me to clone him.

God, I just had a good laugh at that. Joe, I needed that. Thanks!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

12 December 2012
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Hi all,

 

First post so I shall introduce myself. I'm joe, a writer for paulfrasercollectibles.com, a free daily news service on collectibles. I wrote about this earlier today and thought you guys might want to check it out:

 

http://www.paulfrasercollectib.....12611.page

 

Bonhams are describing it as the most important Beatles clothing ever sold at auction. Any thoughts on a competitor?

 

Cheers,

 

Joe

14 December 2012
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Hi Joe. Thanks for joining us.

I'd say the white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of Abbey Road is probably more important, as it actually appeared on an album cover. It sold for $46k a couple of years ago. I'm actually slightly surprised George's jacket went for more - it makes the suit seem like a bargain.

(As a side note, I'd love it if people stopped describing musical stuff as iconic, legendary or seminal. So, so overused and misused. Sorry - personal pet hate! Is George's jacket iconic in any real sense?)

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19 December 2012
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Hi all,

Here are the results of the auction of John Lennon's letter to Eric Clapton, as written by yours truly:

http://www.paulfrasercollectib.....e?catid=26

A great letter showing signs of what could have been, though I'm pretty glad they never got together as the two of them combined would have resulted in the biggest bore-fest in music. Exciting times, but Lennon, Clapton and Ono all in a band together? Seems there wouldn't have been enough room in any stadium for their egos and the audience.

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19 December 2012
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I dunno. If it happened, Clapton might have reined in some of Lennon's Some Time in NYC indulgences.

Live Peace In Toronto 1969 has its moments, and Clapton's work on Cold Turkey is much better than the original demos. So I wouldn't write the two of them off. It's got to be better than Elephant's Memory and some of the session men Lennon ended up working with in 72-75.

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19 February 2013
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Hi all,

Mark Chapman's letters that he sent to his arresting officer have come up for sale online:

http://www.paulfrasercollectib.....e?catid=26

What do you think of this? Would you have them as part of your collection? Personall I think they would be a great addition as they represent an important time in music history, though I don't imagine all collectors feel the same. The Double Fantasy album that Lennon signed for his killer is still up for grabs and nobody wants it.

 

 

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