Tag Archives: The Beatles

The Market for Toys

The Market for Toys

An interview with Tom Miano How things look in the Toy Market often depends upon who you ask; their chosen areas of expertise; the market with regard to their age, income, childhood and adulthood experiences; and what has recently flooded the market and what has not. Tom Miano, recently named director of Potter & Potter […]

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 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Bob Dylan signed letter, $29,645, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A letter handwritten by singer-musician Bob Dylan to Debbie Green Andersen, an old Greenwich Village friend, postmarked July 26, 1975, sold for $29,645 in an online auction that ran from July 12-19 by RR Auction, based in Amherst, N.H. Also, a first pressing of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original cover art for the September 1968 issue of MAD magazine by Norman Mingo (1896-1980), showing Alfred E. Neuman, the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sold for $57,242 at a Pop Culture Pop Culture Memorabilia Auction Auction held March 14th and 16th […]

Hakes’s Americana begins 50th-year celebration March 14-16 with first in series of exceptional pop culture auctions

Featured: Norman Mingo Beatles-theme original cover art for Mad magazine, Sept. 1968 YORK, Pa. – Looking back on the year 1967, some might say that it was, paradoxically, a time of peace, love and war. Lyndon B. Johnson was president, 475,000 US troops were fighting in Vietnam, the Beatles unveiled their immortal Sgt. Pepper’s LP, […]

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’ […]

Head and Shoulders Above The Rest

Head and Shoulders Above The Rest

How Women’s Hats and Men’s Ties Completed The Looks of the Times A Woman’s Style is Set by the Tip of Her Hat 1930’s Following The Crash of 1928, hats reduced in size and decoration. Usually a single brooch on a simple cloche hat was all that was necessary. Through the 30s, the era of […]

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: Lennon handwritten lyrics, $354,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the 1967 song Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper album of that year, sold for $354,000 at a Music Icons Auction held May 21 by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly […]