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Sotheby's Auctions-Dec.13, 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc Koenig yesterday. 4 Replies

Sotheby's sold this magazine center spread...signed by all 4 in 1964...for $21,666 today. They also sold a pair of Lennon's glasses from 1968 for $181,218 US...amazing!!!…Continue

Signed "Meet The Beatles"...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Cushman 2 hours ago. 32 Replies

R&R Auctions just sold Frank Caiazzo's signed copy of "Meet The Beatles from 1964. The final price was $75,018...…Continue

Another John Lennon "classic!!!"....only $656.39......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim McFiver Jul 25. 3 Replies

It's from the "Autographs Authentication Store.com" Check out the junk they have for sale!!! Signed Beatles albums...guitars.....etc. Laughable…Continue

Worst Ringo "autograph" of all time???

Started this discussion. Last reply by BallroomDays67 Jul 20. 5 Replies

Here...for your enjoyment...is another Ebay CLASSIC!!!  The seller says this was signed at the Ed Sullivan Theater for the "Late Show. All yours for $1,500....…Continue

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Jim Cushman replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"So true..."
2 hours ago
Jim Cushman replied to fab432's discussion Paul, George and Ringo Signed Electric Guitar ?
"Classic!!!"
2 hours ago
Trazom1 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"RR Auction received a 75K bid. It would have been over 93K with the juice, which is a strong price...but it didn't meet their minimum (reserve) price (which I presume was a hammer of 100K and a corresponding total of 125K with the buyer's…"
18 hours ago
Bruce Juice replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"I agree that the somewhat light "John Lennon" signed over the writing does make this one worth less than the others that have sold for more.  Since this same album sold for 47,000 in 2015 at auction why would anyone think it would…"
19 hours ago
Trazom1 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"That is absolutely true!"
22 hours ago
Mark Saunders replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"The fact they don’t take credit cards has to affect them. "
22 hours ago
Trazom1 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"Their 25% buyer's fee is pretty standard...similar to all other auction houses and not an outlier. But their estimates, which appear to usually correspond to minimum bids or reserve prices, are very often too high. Many high quality items go…"
23 hours ago
Sgt Pepper 1959 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"You are so right , I stopped bidding in their auctions, 25% BP + state tax i am done, all private sales for me  no BP or sales tax  if RR does not wake up after these poor results and lower their BP then shame on them  as it stands…"
23 hours ago
Autographtastic replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"Is it possible the market is simply over saturated with quality autographs these days. I can't help but feel RR have somewhat become a victim of their own success. They have multiple excellent pieces in each auction, which are almost every…"
23 hours ago
Paul replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"Their authentication is a hit and miss these days ."
yesterday
rogers wright replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"Lots of items in this sale flopped the commission is too high especially on big items the company are making 25k per item its way too much and it being so near christmas people have other things to buy"
yesterday
BallroomDays67 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"Amazing."
yesterday
Trazom1 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"The doctor attending to George apparently had 6 copies signed."
yesterday
BallroomDays67 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"So he received two signed copies of the album?"
yesterday
Trazom1 replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"I agree...it's a gorgeous signed LP in excellent condition...and, being associated with the time of their 1st Ed Sullivan appearance (or thereabouts), much more desirable than a 1963 signed PPM, at least for me."
yesterday
Paul replied to Jim Cushman's discussion Signed "Meet The Beatles"...
"Bad luck Mark! Rr need to lower the BP because I'm sure it would have sold if some of the 25% were to end up in the buyers pockets."
yesterday

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What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Fan
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Love of The Beatles and Beatles autographs & memorabilia.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
No
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Beatles autographs and Beatles memorabilia and personal items.I'm part of a traveling Beatles memorabilia exhibit with 2 other collectors. It's been on the road since 2015.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector, Long Time Lover
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Anything to do with John Lennon...and a 1962 signed Parlophone promo card.
Why do you collect?
It gives me a sort of a personal connection to The Beatles
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
John Lennon

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McCartney letter to Sir Lew Grade-April 6, 1970

Posted on July 17, 2017 at 5:49pm 20 Comments

A handwritten letter to Sir Lew Grade from Paul McCartney on April 6, 1970. This was 4 days before he told the world that The Beatles were breaking up. He's asking for the for the "Deed Of Assignment dated Jan 12th to be sent to him IMMEDIATELY!!! This refers to Beatles royalties. This is a rare inter-office memo...and McCartney signatures from this time period are tough to find. What kind of value would you put on this? Has a letter from Frank Caiazzo. Just asking...Thanks.…

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Beatles signed "White Album" up for sale at auction...

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 7:45am 21 Comments

The only known fully signed Beatles "White Album"...(so far)... is going up for auction on November 22, 2013.at TRACKS

Auctions in the UK.This US stereo copy is appraised at $96,504 to $128,637.The signatures are thought to be from 1973-1974...

John Lennon...1980...

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:07pm 13 Comments

This is supposed to be a John Lennon signed document from March 1980...what does the group think?...yes?..no?lennon%20001.jpg

Joe Long "Double Fantasy" on Ebay...#160971557019

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:53pm 6 Comments

There is a Joe Long"Double Fantasy" on Ebay...seller starts at $20,000...

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At 1:27pm on September 21, 2017, Russell Lloyd said…

Thanks Jim.  Appreciate the gesture of friendship and your opinions on my postings.  I also saw the articles about your collecting.  Very cool.

At 5:55pm on March 26, 2014, Xperttexpert said…

hi jim, was just googeling beatles autographs and came across an article on you collecting beatles mem. just want to say, 'pretty cool'.

 
 
 

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