Wednesday 3 June 2015


A suit worn by John and a musical instrument once owned by both George and George Formby are among Beatles-related items up for sale on auction site eBay.
Online auction seller Gracebeforemeals has some rare Beatles related items for sale. This sale of private items includes suits, a banjo and a signed contract. The items have been previously been on display in The Beatles Story in Liverpool from 2011 to May 2015.
Beatles memorabilia on sale on auction 
A John mohair suit is on a buy it now offer valued at £100,000. The suit with black rope piping to the collar was first donated to Madam Tussaud's in 1964 by Brian Epstein. On April 29th 1964, The Beatles themselves attended the unveiling of the wax figures wearing the suits. The suit bears the name D, Millings of 41 Great Poultney Street London with John handwritten on the label.
The jacket has some moth damage on the front and back, but otherwise is complete. It comes with a letter from James Bradbury, General Manager, Madame Tussauds London.
Beatles memorabilia on sale  - Paul  blazer on sale
A Blazer jacket worn by Paul during the Beatles performance on The Morecambe and Wise show in April 1964 is for sale on auction site eBay. Sir Paul also wore it at the Night of 100 stars at the London Palladium July 1964.
The blazer was on display at The Beatles Story in Liverpool from 2011 to May 2015. the blazer comes with some excellent provenances, including one from Stephen Lane CEO at the Propstore of London.
The jacket comes with a boater hat, for which there is no provenance. The blazer is priced at £65,000 on a buy it now offer.
Beatles memorabilia on sale on auction - George banjo for sale
A banjolele which George Formby owned and was purchased by George Harrison is valued at £100,000 on a buy it now offer. The banjo was presented to George Formby in Dallas in the 1930s by the instrument makers, it passed through a few hands before Stan Evans purchased it on behalf of George Harrison.
Beatles memorabilia on sale on auction 
Also on offer is a contract for Live and Let Die, the 1973 James Bond film. Priced at £15,000, this nine page contract reveals that half the royalties went to United Artists whilst Paul and the publishing company ATV shared 25% each. The track for Live and Let Die was the first theme from a film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and was a top ten hit in both the UK and American charts.

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