This time around we’ll look at current and upcoming auctions, then check out some highlights from recent memorabilia auctions.
Jump suits — these are the ultimate in Elvis Presley memorabilia. The current world Elvis auction record is $300,000 paid for a peacock jump suit worn in several 1974 concerts. Even his Bentley sold for less!
Recent auction results for vinyl and CDs.
To start with, we have the very rare Rolling Stones Promotional Album from 1969 on the Decca label. Only a few hundred copies were pressed for U.S. and U.K. radio stations.
First up is the ultra-rare A&M Records pressing of the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen,” in EX+ condition. 25,000 of these were reportedly pressed in 1977, but the single was scrapped and most copies destroyed.
This issue we’ll take a look at some upcoming auctions, then look at some recent prices realized for memorabilia.
Former 16 magazine editors Randi Reisfeld and Danny Fields have consigned loads of photos, press releases, interview tapes, handwritten notes and other items from their personal collections for the upcoming 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction being run by Backstage Auctions starting in September. Literally saved from the dumpster are tons of never-before-seen photographic material of acts like the Jackson 5, The Beatles and the Bay City Rollers, among others.
Several rare unreleased singles went up on eBay recently. Find out what they sold for, when Living Colour goes on tour, and more news!
On the heels of its first successful sports and entertainment sale in June, Collect.com Auctions has announced its first forays into the world of antiques and music memorabilia.
Heritage Auction Galleries sold nearly $650,000 worth of music, TV and movie memorabilia in its Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction held June 5 and 6. In the music category, an acoustic guitar owned and used by Elvis Presley attracted the highest final bid, selling for $26,290, including buyer’s premium. Elvis played the guitar in the movie “Follow That Dream” and it had been on display at the Warner Bros. Museum in Hollywood until its previous owner decided to put it up for sale.