Lennon signed book, Beatles concert ticket going under the hammer in big auction
January 9, 2015
A ticket from the Beatles 1966 concert at New York's Shea Stadium is among the rare Beatles items being auctioned by Lelands.com, a spokesman told Beatles Examiner Jan. 7. The auction, which also features an assortment of rock memorabilia and sports items, will close Jan. 16.
The rock 'n roll section of the auction also includes several Beatles items, including a white matte Gold Record Award for The Beatles' “Let it Be” album, a copy of a second-state Beatles' “Yesterday and Today” album in mono, a life-size 1964 Beatles monochrome promo by Dezo Hoffman, a copy of Yoko Ono's book “Grapefruit” signed by John Lennon in 1972 with an added caricature and an assortment of items in one lot that includes a gum machine signs, 8-track tapes of “A Hard Day's Night” and “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” a wallet photo book, a “Something New” songbook and a wallet photo book. Also included in the same lot is a Monkees gum box.
Among the other rock memorabilia will be a fringed suede vest and art nouveau coin belt worn by Janis Joplin along with a signed calendar book and ticket stubs from her shows. The consignor was then a 14-year-old girl who, along with her parents, befriended Joplin when she performed in concert at the University of Alabama in 1969 10 months before her death. According to the auction house, the girl and her parents first met Joplin’s band tossing around a football, then encountered Joplin herself at a local motel. Joplin gave the girl the clothes along with a ticket upgrade to replace the girl’s cheaper seats.
The sports items includes Shoeless Joe Jackson's personal scrapbooks, and signed baseballs by Casey Stengel, Ty Cobb, Satchel Paige, Roger Maris and others. Those interested in bidding on the auction can register through 8 p.m. ET Jan. 14, registering online or by phone at 631-244-0077 during business hours. For more information, contact the auction house.