Music memorabilia is very big at the moment and certainly fetches pretty hefty sums at auction.
Items of interest range from rare vinyl records, collectable vinyl records, cd’s and tapes through to posters, autographs, signed items, tickets, film scripts, clothing, props, lyrics/music scores, instruments and other music/film memorabilia. The more interesting and out of the ordinary the better!
Obviously if the subject has died the rarity value makes the memorabilia even more collectable.
Vinyl & music memorabilia relating to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd sell well and achieve excellent sale prices in the current market.
A rare collection of 1980s pop music memorabilia was recently auctioned off in Manchester.
The vast collection, more than 400 lots, belonged to the band’s former keyboard player Alan Wilder. Fans from as far a field as Germany and Sweden have expressed an interest Highlights of the sale include the actual drum kit used during Depeche Mode’s Devotional tour in 1993. This fetched over £200,000.
Clothing worn by band members, videos, rare vinyl and a vintage Knight Gretsch guitar used by founder member and lyricist Martin Gore also feature.
Authenticated Rock and Roll Collectables, Celebrity Art, Fine Art Photography, Autographed albums, Autographed Guitars all fetch good prices. Anything signed becomes even more collectable.
One of the largest auction houses in the world, Bonhams, holds regular Entertainment Memorabilia auctions in Los Angeles and Knightsbridge, London offices. The auctions include material relating to the film, popular music and television industries.
The Popular Music Memorabilia section of the auction includes items from artists such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and Queen.
The Film and Television aspect of the sale includes props, costumes, posters, animation artwork and autographs from major stars and iconic productions.
Eric Clapton’s Guitars and Amps Bring $2.15 Million at Bonhams
Collectors, fans and musicians alike gathered today at Bonhams New York to celebrate the rock icon, Eric Clapton, whose personal collection of 75 guitars and 55 amps were auctioned off to benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua.
Photographs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, taken during John’s so-called ‘Lost Weekend’ in 1974 sold for £18,000
It’s worth knowing that your memorabilia could even pay the deposit on a house.
Oasis ‘superfan’ to sell rare memorabillia to buy a new house:
A music fan is auctioning off his entire collection of valuable Oasis memorabilia – to buy a new house. The treasure trove includes signed copies of the band’s first two albums, Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, and every Oasis single in every format, including rare promotion copies. Other highlights include autographs, limited edition artwork, tour posters, advertising material and programmes. Sale-based auction house has described the haul as one of the largest and most comprehensive Oasis collections ever to come on the market and is expected fetch more than £10,000