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12 July 2013
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Nice! Great use of them, too, Zig. Not sure if you can see the pic of mine (I did change the settings...hopefully it works now?) but I'm afraid of taking them out of the box for fear of breakage :lol: Although I do use my 2 Beatles mugs that are from Liverpool directly, and those are more treasured to me, so maybe I should just use the damn things!

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I did see them - my brother and his wife have the same set. I believe you can find all of the different sets at Target.

And yes, they are very fun to use...provided they are filled with the aforementioned adult bevies! I prefer a very hoppy I.P.A. myself.

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12 July 2013
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I think I'll have to finally spring them out of the box and fill them either with some nice cold beer. Or maybe, given the currently hot and humid New England weather, a nice, tall, strong G&T 8)

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12 July 2013
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DrBeatle said
I think I'll have to finally spring them out of the box and fill them either with some nice cold beer. Or maybe, given the currently hot and humid New England weather, a nice, tall, strong G&T 8)

Excuse the derailment...  Your location says Dover - is that NH? Just curious as I live in Maine.

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Yep, NH! Whereabouts in Maine are you?

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12 July 2013
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I have those Let It be cups too, Zig. It's pretty cool how you only use them to toast each Beatle and you face it toward Liverpool. I really just use them whenever. 

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Topsham - about 40 minutes north of Portland.

Been to Dover several times on day trips or just passing through on the Amtrak - seems like a nice area.

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12 July 2013
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Cool, Portland is about 40 minutes from me. Yeah, Dover is really nice, Portsmouth, too. 8)

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I have those Let It be cups too, Zig. It's pretty cool how you only use them to toast each Beatle and you face it toward Liverpool. I really just use them whenever. 

There's never a bad time to use a Beatle glass!

I know they are not expensive and are very easy to replace, but I hate to overuse them. Once I started doing the 'birthday tradition' thing, I just stopped using them on any other day.

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Very, very cool items, DrBeatle :)   Thanks for sharing with us.  Love your "toasting idea" too, Zig!  Very cool :)

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Just dug this out for my upcoming business trip, haven't read it in years! What do you all (who have read it) think of these books?

 

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Never read any of those. Haven't seen them anywhere around here either. Hmm.

I have:

-A huge Beatles mug

-Abbey Road shirt

-Revolver shirt

-Yellow Submarine shirt

-Yellow Submarine keyring

-A poster (I don't even know from what. It's quite a well known picture. I think it's from '64)

-A postcard with them on it from London

-3 books

 

I'm not the kind of person who buys a shitload of merch from their favourite band and stuffs their room with it. Never been, never will be. I didn't realize I had this much though.

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I have:

2 Beatles travel mugs

An official Beatles hoodie

Official Sgt. Pepper 's t-shirt

15+ of homemade t-shirts (sorry about not posting them to the lads who asked for pictures on some other thread, I was all over the place- packing wise and I haven't yet gathered them all into one place, once I have because I'm all over the place going from A to Z at the moment I'll post a picture)

John Lennon mug

13 books

1 bootleg (Live at the Star Club '62)

14 posters (Including the White Album poster, an Abbey Road cover poster and 12 posters salvaged from an old Beatles calendar which reminds me I never showed ye lads my "Beatles Wall", it's right across from my "Audrey Hepburn Wall" a-hard-days-night-george-10

All of the 2009 stereo remasters apart from Please, Please Me because I can't find it anywhere a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Revolver remaster on vinyl

1 biopic (Nowhere Boy)

Yellow Submarine + MMT on DVD (I can't find AHDN or Help ! anywhere and if it is Help ! then it's the bloody Blu-Ray version)

1 documentary (Living In The Material World)

Phew, now don't get me on about my solo Beatles collection :P

 

Oh and before anybody thinks I'm a spoilt git over half of these were gifts from people!

 

 

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Okay, well then I'll do this too, I guess

- Mono box set

- all the 2009 stereo remasters bar WTB, AHDN , BFS and YS

- Anthology 1 , 2, and 3, Live At The BBC , Let It Be ... Naked, YS Songtrack, Love

- Box of vision

- vinyl box set

- Like four American vinyls, don't know which off the top of my head

- 18 books

- AHDN , Help !, MMT, and Living in the Material World the movies

- a Rubber Soul mirror

- a pillow my grandma made me

- Let It Be cups and a BFS mug

- two posters (that one of them walking In a street in 63 and the other one is the one with their signatures on the bottom which I believe is 69)

- The Beatles Rock Band with the instruments

- a hoodie, nine shirts, but then I have a ringo shirt and six paul shirts

- four decks of cards, two YS ornaments, a YS keychain, a bunch of magazines (a couple from the sixties), and a tote bag

- Beatles money

Then I have a bunch of solo stuff. 

 

I might be a spoiled git, but I bought a lot of this with my own money. I had been saving up all my Christmas and birthday money since I was like six, there was just nothing I wanted that badly to spend any of it on. Then I got into the Beatles and yeahh. 

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18 July 2013
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On another thread forum members are debating whether we "Are we witnessing the last generation of Beatle fans?" [I'm paraphrasing]).

On a related note, I've been advised to sell my Beatle / Space memorabilia collection NOW because those most interested in it would currently  be in their 60s. Pretty soon that group will be too old to be interested in buying that stuff, and the next generations won't care at all.

But American Civil War memorabilia is going strong; my thinking is that there will never be another Beatles or another space race.

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18 July 2013
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I think the Beatles memorabilia is going for a lot of money at the moment, perhaps because of the anniversary related things going on, but that doesn't mean that they won't be worth a lot in the future. I know if I owned anything valuable though, I wouldn't want to sell it. Isn't the whole point of buying the stuff in the first place to own it? I know the potential financial gain wouldn't interest me in the slightest.

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I think I might have the same poster as you. The one from '63 or so. 

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I came across this interesting item on ebay - a Beatles/Heineken tie in:

 

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Since it'll eventually disappear, here's the description:

FOR SALE HERE ARE:

2 BEATLES HEINEKEN CANS (ONE LARGE, ONE SMALL, BOTH EMPTY), ONE CARDBOARD TRAY, ONE PAGE ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER AD, AND TWO COPIES OF THE TAPE (NORMAL ISSUE AND 'VARIANT'.

 

"Only The Beatles …" 

The Heineken Lager Beer / EMI Promotion 1986

© 2014 Garry Marsh / Beatle Daze ArchivesTM

In late June 1986 EMI Parlophone in the UK, apparently, put together a Beatles promotion along with Heineken Lager Beer, after some seventeen months of discussion and bargaining. This was highly unusual for the fact that The Beatles have never loaned their name for advertising purposes, other than for their own products. There are though documented instances of 'subliminal advertising': a picture of them collecting for Oxfam with one Jeffery Archer, a picture of them drinking Pepsi Cola, a picture of their faces superimposed on four apples promoting fruit / healthy eating, a picture of them boarding a BEAtles plane etc.

Paul Watts of Stilletto, a music consultant company, was quoted at the time saying:

"This is the biggest deal of its kind that's ever been done in the UK in terms of music sponsorship and premiums."

He also went to great pains to point out that all the parties involved were anxious not to be seen to be 'ripping-off' The Beatles. On the contrary it was believed that the promotion would add to the Beatles' legend!

"The crucial factor behind this deal is ensuring that the integrity of The Beatles' catalogue is maintained."

There was no mention whatsoever of the amount paid by Heineken for this opportunity to cash in on the Beatles, but it must have been a great deal for such a great deal! (Pun intended.)

So, at that time, local off-licences, supermarkets, Victoria Wine shops and other assorted outlets started to sell up to 35 million specially printed cans of Heineken Lager Beer which featured a red triangular banner across the top that said "The Beatles - A Unique Cassette", in white, bold capitals. Around the bottom of the cans, the Beatles' first names, (JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO repeated four times) were printed in capitals, in white on a red background, circling the entire can. The cans themselves came in two sizes; 275ml and 440ml. The cans were transported and displayed in an open cardboard tray, about 2.5 inches deep, which held 24cans. This cardboard tray carried the same design as the cans, the red triangular banner, on two sides.

By sending in four of the special ring pulls from the cans and a crossed postal order or cheque for £2.99 (£2.49 + 50p P&P) made payable to ‘Heineken Beatles Offer’, consumers received a special copy of a unique EMI compilation cassette entitled ‘Only the Beatles …’ (Parlophone / Stiletto SMMC 151). Initially over 100,000 copies of the cassette were manufactured for the offer. You could apply as many times as you liked, remembering that ‘this album is not available in the shops’. You had to allow 28 days for delivery and the offer was open to UK Heineken drinkers over 18 years of age. The offer ended June 30th 1987. You could use the enclosed Heineken gift card to send another copy of the tape to a friend,

The address to send to was:

Fab Four Offer,

FREEPOST,

PO Box 456,

London

W6 9HQ.

 

The cassette tape featured twelve songs from 1962-1967;

Side One:

Love Me Do ,

Twist And Shout ,


She Loves You ,

This Boy ,

Eight Days A Week ,

All My Loving ,

Side Two:

Ticket To Ride ,

Yes It Is ,

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da,

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds ,

And I Love Her ,

Strawberry Fields Forever ,

Included on the tape were "previously unreleased stereo versions” of ‘This Boy and ‘Yes It Is .

 

Some of the tapes had the song 'Ticket To Ride ' at the end of side one and at the start of side two. I have copies of both the regular issue and the 'variant'.

This cassette only compilation, 'Only The Beatles …' was (P) & © 1986 for Stiletto Limited, 122 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UA, with the ‘project realisation’ by Paul Watts (Stiletto) and Norman Bates (EMI).

There were advertisements produced for daily newspapers, and reel-to-reel tape advertisement for local commercial radio stations.

This was the first, and only, time that a special packaging of Beatles songs was ever issued for the promotion of a commercial product.

The first cassettes were sent out July 1st 1986.

On Friday 18th July Apple Corps issued a writ against Whitbread and Co PLC, the owners of the Heineken brand, stating that they were marketing Beatles music without Apple's permission. Apple claimed not to know anything about the deal, until they read about it in the press!

An Apple spokesperson was quoted as saying:

"We knew nothing about EMI's scheme with Heineken until then. Our lawyers contacted them and asked them to desist and they refused. We do no think this is any way for a reputable British company to behave."

Apple was apparently informed early on in the negotiations, but chose not to make any comment. Perhaps they weren't actually listening! In any case EMI then chose to carry on with the deal.

I seem to remember reading, much later, the odd line in the daily papers about the whole project being brought to halt within the first six months. I didn't really care I already had my copies, my empty cans, a full can, cardboard trays, the newspaper advert (dated August 2nd) and the radio reel-to-reel etc. I also remember hearing about a warehouse, somewhere in London, where the tapes were 'dumped' after the authorisation problems! Once again I am sure that one of our readers knows a bit more about this; one of you, out there, bought the lot and have been selling them off ever since……and why not…..a very good investment. 

I do remember also being at the 1986 Beatles Convention, in Liverpool, over the August Bank Holiday, marketing my computer adventure game BEATLE QUEST, and having an empty can on my stall for sale at 50p (as a joke folks!). A Japanese gentleman attempted to pay me £50 for it, where-upon I informed him that he could buy a full one around the corner from the Adelphi Hotel for about 57p. I was surprised by some of the dealers there who said I should have taken the guy's money! I hope he went and bought himself one, didn't open it, and took it back to the Land of the Rising Sun for a place in his Beatles collection.

Anyway the cassette, and inserts, along with an original can (still full, if possible!), cardboard shop trays, newspaper advert, and reel-to-reel radio advert, and all associated shop counter displays, is now almost impossible to find as a set, and is estimated to be worth anything from £400-£500 (unless you know different?) for a combination of the above items.

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I have that Heineken tape + the inserts*, bought it in The Beatles shop in Liverpool years ago for £12.99. Not the big box, ad, beer cans, try etc. 

 

*including a gift tag so you could order another cassette and send it to a friend (enclose 4 can ring pulls and £2.99).

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If I'd gotten a can, I'd definitely hang on to it. I have a couple of interesting bottles/cans from trips to London, including the limited and very interesting foray into orange-flavored Coke.

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