Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Led Zeppelin signed album, $32,156, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Led Zeppelin signed album, $32,156, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album signed by each of the rock band’s four members sold for $32,156 in an online auction held March 15-April 10 by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Also, a Paul McCartney signed Hofner bass guitar went for $26,487; an […]

Autographed 45 of The Beatles’ Please Please Me may bring $40,000 at Heritage Auctions

Signed double-single record; postcard inscribed by substitute drummer expected to draw major interest in Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – A 45 rpm copy of the second single released in the United Kingdom by all four members of the Beatles is expected to earn top lot honors at Heritage Auctions’ […]

What's Selling on eBay: October 2016

What's Selling on eBay: October 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,259 (29 bids, 12 bidders): 1965 Richard Avedon, Silver Gelatin Beatles Photograph Paul McCartney, NASA. Measuring 8 by 10 inches, this rare silver gelatin photograph depicts Paul McCartney wearing a NASA spacesuit. I was able to find this explanation: “This portrait coincides with the release of The Beatles’ record […]

Six alternative photos for The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover expected to bring $60,000 Oct. 27 in New York

A very rare and complete set of the six alternative photos for The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album cover taken and autographed by Iain Macmillan in 1969 is estimated to bring in $60,000-$80,000 at Heritage Auctions’ public auction in New York City. Now part of Beatles folklore, Paul McCartney had drawn out his idea for the Abbey Road album cover while […]

Gavels n Paddles: Beatles' first contract, $93,750, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The first recording contract for The Beatles (signed in 1961 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and drummer Pete Best), sold for $93,750 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held Sept. 19-20 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York […]

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored

Ken’s Korner: Fat’s Domino’s piano is recovered, restored News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The white Steinway grand piano belonging to music legend Fats Domino that was submerged in water for weeks after Hurricane Katrina decimated his Lower 9th Ward home in New Orleans has been restored to […]

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder By Doug Finch Let’s face it – the covers in today’s mail are boring. So why not add a little color? Sure, computer generated cachets for first day covers (FDCs) and event covers are good for spicing up a collection. But the current version of covers […]

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500

Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A copy of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, signed by all four Beatles in 1967 (the same year it was released), sold for $290,500 at an auction held in Dallas […]

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway

Ken’s Korner: McCartney helps restore historic Motown Steinway News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Two years ago when he was in Detroit during a concert tour, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney toured the Motown Historical Museum, in the legendary building known as “Hitsville, U.S.A.” While there, he came upon a […]

Les Paul Sunburst, $194,500, Heritage

Les Paul Sunburst, $194,500, Heritage Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst left-handed solid body electric guitar, one of only two made that year, sold for $194,500 at a Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction held Oct. 27 by Heritage Auctions […]