10 of the most valuable pieces of The Beatles memorabilia

The Beatles, the iconic British band that revolutionized music in the 1960s, are still hugely popular among music fans worldwide.

As a result, Beatles memorabilia continues to be highly sought after at auction.

Here are 10 pieces of Beatles memorabilia that have sold for impressive prices:

1. John Lennon’s Gibson J-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

In 2015, John Lennon’s guitar, which he used to record several Beatles songs, was sold at auction for $2.41 million.

2. The Beatles’ Signed ‘Please Please Me’ Album:

In 2013, a rare copy of The Beatles’ first album, signed by all four members of the band, sold for $91,000.

3. Ringo Starr’s Drum Kit:

In 2015, Ringo Starr’s drum kit from the 1960s, which he used to record many Beatles hits, sold for $2.2 million.

4. ‘Hey Jude’ Handwritten Lyrics:

In 1996, the handwritten lyrics for ‘Hey Jude,’ one of The Beatles’ most famous songs, sold for $910,000.

5. John Lennon’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Suit:

In 2005, John Lennon’s iconic suit from the cover of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ sold for $110,000.

6. George Harrison’s Gretsch Guitar:

In 2004, George Harrison’s guitar, which he played during the band’s first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ sold for $567,500.

7. The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ Jackets:

In 2012, the jackets worn by The Beatles in their film ‘Help!’ sold for $128,000.

8. Paul McCartney’s ‘Revolver’ Jacket:

In 2012, Paul McCartney’s jacket from the cover of The Beatles’ album ‘Revolver’ sold for $82,000.

9. ‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Cel:

In 2012, an animation cel used in the production of The Beatles’ film ‘Yellow Submarine’ sold for $13,750.

10. John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Piano:

In 2000, John Lennon’s piano, which he used to compose and record ‘Imagine,’ sold for $2.1 million.

These are just a few examples of the impressive prices that Beatles memorabilia has fetched at auction.

Whether it's a signed album, a piece of clothing worn by one of the band members, or a musical instrument used to record their iconic songs, the demand for Beatles memorabilia is likely to remain strong for years to come.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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