Beyond Vinyl: Auctions expands into music

On the heels of its first successful sports and entertainment sale in June, Auctions has announced its first forays into the world of antiques and music memorabilia.

The recently formed auction house, owned by Krause Publications (publishers of Goldmine), started out with a sale primarily focused on sports, but the sale also included music and memorabilia items, including a lot of four autographed Chuck Berry records which sold for $585 and a drum head signed by the members of AC/DC — Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd — which went for $117. (Prices include a buyer’s premium of 17 percent.)

“We were very happy with the quality of consignments we secured for our debut auction,” said Steve Bloedow, director of Auctions.  “We reach more than 100,000 collectors through our publications, Web sites and e-mail newsletters and we continue to reach new buyers every day.”

 The company’s second auction, which will run Aug. 10-27, also includes more than a dozen lots of collectible vinyl and music memorabilia, including guitars signed by Chuck Berry, B.B. King and Michael Jackson; a 1964 set of O-Pee-Chee trading cards depicting The Beatles; and roadies jackets from tours with Jackson, Elton John and Prince.

Consigner interest in music and memorabilia items has been high enough that has added a music and music memorabilia auction to its schedule for November, following closely after its antiques and collectibles auction scheduled to run Oct. 19 through Nov. 5. The consignment deadline for the music auction is Sept. 23.

For more information about past or upcoming sales or about consigning items with Auctions, call 888-463-3063 or visit

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