|“Rosi”, the tip jar. Photo: Heritage Auctions.|
Here are some of the results from Heritage Auctions’ sale of the Uwe Blaschke collection, as we reported about in an earlier blog post.
The Beatles’ recording contract with Polydor: $93,750
Sealed first state stereo “Butcher cover” LP in Gem Mint 10 Condition: $75,000
Signed UK “Love Me Do” single (signed on label), framed: $25,000
Another one of those, but unframed went for just $6,250
Rare early (1962) signatures with Roy Young and Bernard Boyle in matted display: $12,500
Signed Austrian menu obtained during “Help!” filming, in matted display: $12,500
Early (late 1962) signatures on a Star-Club promo photo in matted display: $9,375
Early signatures (with Pete, 1962) on Peter Kaye promo photo in matted display: $8,750
Set of signatures on a piece of paper in matted display (1964): $8,750
Small page featuring the signatures of all four Beatles: $5,312
A Paul McCartney signed 1965 Höfner bass guitar: $8,750
A vintage-style Höfner Ignition Series modern bass guitar signed by Paul: $6,875
A Liverpool Beatles fan’s autographed scrapbook (1962-63): $7,097.50
The Beatles (aka The White Album) low number A0000010: $6,875.00
Brian Epstein typed and signed letter to Peter Eckhorn of Top Ten Club in Hamburg: $6,562
John Lennon’s signed Star-Club pay voucher for the club’s opening week: $5,000
A John Lennon owned Levi’s suede jacket gifted through Bob Dylan: $5,000
Ringo Starr handwritten postcard from Hamburg to his grandmother, signed “Richy”: $4,625
A second one of those also went for $4,250
Star-Club Photo signed by John Lennon and mounted with a signature of George Harrison: $4,000
John Lennon signed £10 travellers’ cheque from 1967: $4,000
A full set of psychedelic Beatles portrait posters by Richard Avedon for Stern magazine also went for $4,000, as did a mono US sealed copy of the Sgt Pepper-album (MAS 2563).
“A Hard Day’s Night” RIAA white matte gold record award: $3,750
A sealed US “Let It Be” album from 1970 sold for $3,000. A pristine copy of a pasteover second-state “Butcher Cover” with the original shrinkwrap and price tag went for $1,875.
Three English Beatles jigsaw puzzles, together with A Beatles “Flip Your Wig Game”: $180
You can find more auction results here. 114 items failed to reach the minimum bids, including “Rosi”, the Star Club piggy bank tip jar.