Fans of the popular Merseybeat band will be drawn to an auction that is due to take place in Croydon later this month.
A rare Beatles record player is expected to be the star attraction and is valued up to £2,000. Other items include a handbag that had been autographed by the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, which is worth between £1,000 and £2,000.
The record player is believed to be one of the first items of Beatles merchandise produced, dating back to 1964. It is one of only 5,000 record players in the range. The Fab Four are featured on the device and, although the item is not in pristine condition, it is still expected to be in high demand.
Other Beatles merchandise that are in the sale include ‘Bobbin Head’ car mascots and a 1964 mini-dress, which has the faces of the four members of the band printed on it. The garment is expected to be popular with bidders, valued at around £250.
Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd. will be holding the auction at its The Chateau venue on March 26th. The titular Ms Southon said that she was “really excited” to have seen the memorabilia at a valuation. She added that, although the pieces had not belonged to someone of note, the fact that they had been kept in such a pristine condition was “remarkable”.
The collectors may also be considering something suitable to store their valuable items in, perhaps an antique cabinet. Lancashire has a number of reputable antiques dealers with a selection of items suitable for storing valuable pieces.
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