martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

Ringo's auction stash to include Beatles White Album No. 0000001
Ringo Starr To Auction Off 1,300 Items For Charity In Early December
100.7 WZLX FM, Boston
November 23, 2015

(Photo: Julien's Live)
(Photo: Julien's Live)

Looking for something to get that Beatles fan on your list this holiday season?

Even if that Beatles fan has practically everything Beatles-related? (We’re looking at you, Cha Chi!)

Ringo Starr is looking to part with some 1,300 items between now and early December, through Julien’s auction house.

While the majority of the former Beatle’s treasures include artwork, there are a number of pieces that could pique a fan’s interest, including Ringo’s copy of the UK’s first pressing of the White Album, numbered “No. 0000001.”

“It has been widely known among collectors that the four members of the Beatles kept numbers 1 through 4, but it was not commonly known that Starr was given the No.0000001 album,” says the posting on Julien’s website. “Starr has stated that he kept this album in a bank vault in London for over 35 years.”

(Photo: Julien's Live)
(Photo: Julien’s Live)

You may need to break out the high limit credit card on this one, the current bid for the White Album copy is $20,000.

There are a few items on the auction block that are a little more sensibly priced.

A Beatles Yellow Submarine Jukebox that is one of only 100 built. The Apple authorized Rock-Ola jukebox has a 100 CD capacity and has a starting bid of $7,500.

(Photo: Julien's Live)
(Photo: Julien’s Live)

An upholstered chair featuring cover art from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has a starting bid of $150.

(Photo: Julien's Live)
(Photo: Julien’s Live)

There’s also a large trunk containing a press archive of vintage press clippings, newspapers, and magazines. “The press archive was compiled and gathered in this trunk by Starr’s mother Elsie Starkey as she witnessed the global spread of Beatlemania,” says the description on the auction listing. The starting bid on this is $1,000.

All of Ringo’s auctions are open for bidding now on, and end December 3rd at 10am, Pacific Time. Proceeds from the auctions will go towards The Lotus Foundation, a charity that was founded by Ringo and his wife, Barbara Bach.
Breakfast with the Beatles
Listen Sunday mornings from 8am until 9am on the Weekend ZLX.

More from Breakfast with the Beatles

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario