Beatles memorabilia for enthusiastic fans
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 27th November, 2014
Beatles fans will be keen to climb all over Mossgreen’s two-day Quarterly Collectors auction from noon Tuesday December 2 and Wednesday December 3 when more than 100 of the iconic pop group’s memorabilia items will be up for grabs.
Beatles memorabilia will not be offered until day two and the most valuable item (estimate $5000-$7500) is a Denny Hoffman photograph of all four band members signed by each Beatle.
However, there are plenty of affordable items with estimates in the low hundreds and Mossgreen is expecting an enthusiastic turnout.
There are plenty of other unusual memorabilia items including bronze sculptured Tyrannosaurus Rex skull and a 30.7-kilogram iron meteorite from Campo del Cielo in Argentina estimated at $14,000-$16,000.
Furniture features a rare late 18th century French parquetry and marble writing desk and a 1950s Grant Featherstone contoured armchair, while the jewellery section has a range of diamonds, sapphires, pearls, pendants and rings.
Among the art John Perceval’s Rainbow and Wheatfield stands out along with Charles Blackman’s Colette and Cat 1976 charcoal.
There is even a range of maritime collectables, silver, Chinese and Japanese porcelain and bronze (including an elephant with ivory tusks), and collectables that include Austrian Anton Endstorfer’s early 20th century art deco bronze and ivory figure.