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Memorabilia - What have you got?
17 August 2012
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SatanHimself
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Anybody want to share some of their more collectable, rare or original Beatle items?

 

Other than a lot of books, I have a good number of original vinyls and singles.  My favourite has to be my "Let It Be" 45, which is (sadly) my only 45 with a picture sleeve.

 

Another great thing I got a hold of is an original set list from Paul's show in Toronto in 2005.  A friend of a friend does stage rigging for some pretty major acts, and he nabbed it for me.

 

I'll go find it and snap a pic…

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17 August 2012
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I think one of the few things I have that's fairly *interesting* (too scratched to be valuable) is an original '64 "She Loves You" single on the Canadian Capitol label, the familiar orange/yellow swirl. The USA ones were on Swan. It was bought by my mother, and nobody in our family thought to treat records with care in those days!

In the mid '80s, I found a mono Sgt. Pepper that was, again, too scratched to be enjoyable. And I still kick myself for GETTING RID OF IT!, which I wouldn't have done if I had any idea how scarce it was. But it was the first time I owned an actual copy of the album, rather than one merely taped off the radio, and I wanted a stereo copy, maaaan.

And thumbtacked to my livingroom wall is the cover of an original '66 Capitol Revolver. The vinyl was originally owned by my older cousin, and was the exact source of my first childhood exposure to "Yellow Submarine". Said vinyl is also now thumbtacked to a wall, a different wall, and is – yes, you guessed it – too scratched to be enjoyable. Oh and there's a piece broken out of it as well. (But I do love those beautiful old Capitol rainbow labels they had until '68-69!)

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18 August 2012
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Well I've got Walls and Bridges original vinyl print if that counts.

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18 August 2012
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Anything counts.  

 

I kick myself for some mistakes I made as a youth.  About 20 years ago when everyone was damned sure that CDs were the be-all end-all, I got rid of most of my vinyl.  Including three 7-inch picture discs and a 12-inch interview picture disc.

Here I am years later, so totally regretting that.

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18 August 2012
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Oh yeah…  I also have an 'Anthology 2' promo CD, which has 10 tracks and a fully annotated booklet.  As well, I picked up the "Baby It's You", "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" CD singles with bonus tracks.

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18 August 2012
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I've got a Rubber Soul mirror that my great-grandma had sitting in her closet for forty years. Then I got a bunch of vinyls and magazines.

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18 August 2012
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I got my first Beatles vinyl--Magical Mystery Tour--two days ago! It was one of my most crowning achievements, I must say. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I also have Greek hand-carved and hand-painted Beatles Russian dolls, a music box that plays "Imagine", pins from the early '60s, John and Yoko pins, an Abbey Road mirror, a set of tumblers with their singles painted on them and another set of tumblers with their Let It Be pictures painted on them, various books and magazines, journals, all of their movies (besides Let It Be, of course…), a few tin lunch boxes, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, all of their CDs, a fleece blanket, a couple of calendars, all of John's books (which I only read when I need comfort: his whimsical poetry always makes me feel better), and--of course--posters (one of which is a 3D one of John in the studio!).

I think that's about it… a-hard-days-night-john-7

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18 August 2012
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Do things like badges count?? They're not worth anything but I love them anyway. Apart from that I have original vinyl (all of their albums apart from MMT, AR and Revolver. And White Album, Sgt Pepper and Help! reissues), a few CD's and 3 or 4 singles (on vinyl) . Plenty of books to keep me occupied, all their films apart from Let It Be  :( , Anthology, George Harrison: Living In The Material World (which is a must) and things like t-shirts, bags and a hoody with the Cavern logo on.

And solo memorabilia, All Things Must Pass original and the poster (yes, only the poster) from the Imagine LP. Plus a top with John on and his signature (love it!).

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18 August 2012
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The most important thing i own is a beatles watch i got in 1996/7. Its more sentimental value than anything else but it is official.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 August 2012
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Don't forget your White Album Pen! (I never will)

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19 August 2012
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vonbontee said

Don't forget your White Album Pen! (I never will)

Oh i never bought that piece of overpriced pointlessness, its existence and how it came into being bugs the hell out of me – i'll save you the pleasure of my feelings on the matter.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 August 2012
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Well I've Got Stereo and Mono Set; Naked; Anthology; Sgt. Pepper, White Album and Abbey Road on vinyl; many posters; anthology dvds; some books; beatles guitar plectrums and much solo stuff

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20 August 2012
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How I do want that mono set…  I cheated and downloaded the mono FLAC discs, until I can find the box for a reasonable price (or I just have the money to pay retail).

 

I was going through some old boxes yesterday and I found a bit of sadder memorabilia.  A copy of the Toronto Sun with George's death on the cover and a copy of the Toronto Star the day after John's murder.  I kept everything:  The sports section, the flyers, everything.  It's amazing because almost every single story in every section of the paper was about John.

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22 August 2012
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I've got two copies of the 1963 fan club record, and one copy of the 1964 one. They were my mum's (and probably still are but I can't see her asking for them back).

On the subject of vinyl, when I got into The Beatles in the early 90s I could pick up vinyl albums for about £3-5, singles for half that. I bought a few but never got round to getting the whole set. Now they cost about 10x what they did, and I wish I'd bought more when I could. I've got all of Lennon's and a few McCartney and Harrison albums on vinyl, but wish I'd bought a White Album when I had the opportunity.

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22 August 2012
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I just think about the 'Beatle Burning' stations in the southern United States…  All those original albums and singles…  Gone.

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22 August 2012
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LOVE to know how many of those idiots bought & burned newly-released butcher-sleeve copies of "Yesterday & Today"!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
22 August 2012
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Some of the more obscure things I have are foreign singles and albums (eg indian, australian, japanese), a couple of picture discs, a promo cd for Live At The BBC, and some promotional marketing thing for when Yellow Submarine came out in 1999.

 

Also have the first 4 uk albums on what is described as "3 3/4 inch twin track mono tape record" and a handful of us albums on 7 1/2 inch tape. I have no idea what all that means but they look like the Pepper one below. I got the UK ones in a shop in Kilmarnock and the rest in Glasgow. Doubt they are worth much at all (not why i bought them) but ive never seen any ever again in shops and they are something different to own.

 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 August 2012
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Yikes!

That's my thing. See the Into the Sky thread in the book section of this forum (or http://on.wsj.com/A67nc3 despite the crummy picture of me). The book's in a sense written around my collection going back a few decades. I upload items on the Forum when it fits into an ongoing conversation. My favorite items are the ones that are either rare or seem quite mundane but reflect a great story. An example of the latter would be tickets to the Kansas City concert in '64 …

It's 11:30 PM in New York, so to be continued.

[P.S. I swear I didn't ask SatanHimself to start this thread]

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26 August 2012
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I dunno if this counts as memorabilia.. but I got this t-shirt.. a friend had the idea from a sticker on a car I saw months ago and I got one just for giving him the idea. He says that just a few people got whose signature it is. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

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30 August 2012
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I was going to post some pics of some great stuff I got at a record store in the middle of nowhere, but it looks like you have to have a Photobucket or Flickr account to put pics up…

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