Thursday, 2 July 2009
More Christie's auction results
July 1st, Christie's held a Popular Culture & Entertainment auction in South Kensington, London. The auction brought in a total of £782,412 (British pounds).
Among the various items auctioned was a collection of material given by Beatles Road Manager, Mal Evans, to his parents, comprising: a black and white publicity photograph of the Beatles, 1964, signed in blue ink by John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, additionally inscribed in George Harrison's hand To Mal's Mum And Dad, Best Wishes from the Beatles, a page from a concert programme [probably for the Tower Ballroom or Empire Theatre, Liverpool, October, 1962] depicting a black and white picture of Little Richard, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen "May God bless you always, Little Richard, 1710 Virginia Rd, Los Angeles 19 Calif", a black and white publicity photograph of Jerry Lee Lewis, 1960s, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen "To big Mal, Keep Rocking, Sincerely Yours, Jerry Lee Lewis", a black and white publicity photograph of Ringo Starr with his stand-in during the filming of Help! in Austria, 1965, a printed Christmas card from Apple, 1970 and a corresponding WFIL mailing envelope addressed to Mal Evans at Apple, 24 November, 1971. The lot went for £6.000 ($10.000).
The depicted item above is a copy of Pop Pics No.8, with a double page colour machine-print photograph featuring individual portrait shots of the Beatles, and signed in blue ballpoint pen by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr by their respective image. It went for £4.375 ($7.293).
This well worn 1st edition autographed mono Please Please Me album was estimated to £6-8.000 but managed to realize £13.750 ($22.920)
The Apple acetate whose label is depicted at the top of this posting was a 10" one, with Only A Northern Song, Hey Bulldog and Across The Universe on side 1, coupled with All Together Now and It's All Too Much on side 2. Yes, it's the Yellow Submarine EP! And it was sold for a mere £1.875 ($3.125). And a single sided 12" version with with track listing inscribed in blue ballpoint pen in an unknown hand Yellow Submarine, Hey Bulldog, Northern Song, All Together Now, It's All Too Much and All You Need Is Love was sold for as little as £600 ($1.000).
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