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Rare rock and pop items go under the hammer at Peacocks - a signed Beatles single is among the lots

Danny Howell.

Danny Howell.

If you remember the 60s, you probably were there - and now you can relive them as pop history goes under the hammer.

W&H Peacock is auctioning more than 500 lots in its Rock, Pop and Film memorabilia sale on Saturday, February 15.

Rare items, such as a signed copy of The Beatles’ Love Me Do single, valued between £3,600 to £4,000, and the only photo of John Lennon’s feet, are expected to draw bids from around the world.

Other lots include movie posters, vinyl records, photos of the stars and signed memorabilia spanning 50 years from the 1950s to 1990s.

The records, programmes, posters and more have been catalogued and valued by expert Danny Howell. He said: “Sales are about as good as they’ve been in the past 20 years. There’s a good market for memorabilia in the US and Japan, where people often make collections.”

James Bond fans can bid on a model Aston Martin DB5 and a host of Bond film memorabilia, while music fans will be interested in the signatures of Marc Bolan, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Kurt Cobain.

And for those who remember reel-to-reel tapes, there is even a recording of Bob Dylan live at the Isle Of Wight in 1969.

Mr Howell explained the items generally come from dealers, or people who have just had it sitting about in their lofts.

He added: “Some people will buy memorabilia as an investment, others will be taking the opportunity to get a bit of memorabilia at what is often a surprisingly reasonable price.”

Items can be viewed on www.peacockauction.co.uk where people can also register to bid.

Lots can be viewed in person in the Robert Room, Newnham Street, Bedford, on Friday, February 14, and prior to the sale on Saturday.

 

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