It will soon be 60 years since The Beatles first played in Stoke. To commemorate this occasion Tracks, the Lancashire based Beatles and music memorabilia specialists, are holding a valuation day at Stoke F.C. on the 20th January between 10:30am and 4.30pm. You are invited to bring any rare item of music memorabilia for a free valuation.
The market for Beatles and music related memorabilia which began in the eighties has since grown exponentially in size and significance. It is a market worth millions now and the scope is becoming increasingly wide in terms of the artists it includes.
In the world of music memorabilia the artists and bands whose ephemera attract the highest prices are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and Kurt Cobain.
Autographs and written material are of great interest to collectors. The signatures of The Beatles have always brought the most money. A good clean set of autographs can be £4,000 upwards and a set from 1967 can be in excess of £5,000. Album sleeves autographed by The Beatles can bring £15,000 to £20,000 and even more if signed on one of the later releases. An album signed on the front cover by Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix can realise over £10,000.
Concert memorabilia is another strong area of interest. Vintage concert posters from the 1960s relating to the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix or a poster from the 1970s relating to Led Zeppelin can bring around £10,000.
Punk memorabilia relating to the Sex Pistols and the Clash and other groups of that era have become highly sought after as of late, as has material pertaining to bands such as The Smiths and Joy Division.
Handwritten lyrics, stage used or personally worn clothing, instruments, awards, personal effects and record company promotional items from any major group or artist are the types of items which Tracks are interested in appraising and evaluating.
Tracks are not only offering free advice and valuations but are also interested in buying items relating to any major artist or band on the day – immediate payment can be made by bank transfer.