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Wonderful vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Lady Day gleaming on stage behind a microphone, neatly signed and inscribed in white fountain pen, "For Marian, Stay happy always, Billie Holiday.” In fine condition, with some emulsion irregularity in the area of the microphone.

Now At: $525 (6 bids)

1943 Bank of France 20 Francs note, 5 x 3.25, signed in black ink, "D. Reinhardt." The front depicts a Breton fisherman wearing a red jacket and a hat pulling on the rope of a net, and the reverse shows two women with a fruit basket and a child with a Breton Calvary Statuary at right. The note bears the serial number 89868 and is series G.84. In fine condition, with some light handling wear.

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Vintage glossy 7.5 x 10 large format Star Pics merchandising photo of the Beatles, showing them in matching suits and posing with instruments, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The consignor notes that the autographs were obtained at a Beatles concert in London in 1965. In very good to fine condition, with light staining to …

Now At: $2,600 (10 bids)

The Beatles Show 'vintage red’ program for performances held at the Odeon Cinema in Southport, England, between August 26-31, 1963, measures 8 x 10.5, twelve pages, signed inside on the "Meet the Beatles" section next to their respective images in blue ballpoint, "George Harrison," "Love, Paul McCartney, xxx," "Ringo Starr," and "John Lennon." The program is also signed inside by four m…

Now At: $5,191 (13 bids)

Original sketch of the Beatles in their early mod-style collarless suits, accomplished by a fan in graphite on an off-white 12 x 9.5 sheet, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Caroline + Virginia, George Harrison," "Ringo Starr," "Lots of love, Paul McCartney," and "John Lenn[on]" (last two letters either trimmed off or matted out). Framed and double-matted to an overall size of 17.5 x 18…

Now At: $1,433 (8 bids)

Apple Records, Inc. business check, 8 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by George Harrison, payable to Ray Sargeant Ltd. for £75.12.5, May 28, 1970. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.

Now At: $294 (5 bids)

Please Please Me album (black-and-yellow UK mono Parlophone pressing) boldly signed and inscribed on the back cover in fountain pen, "Love to Joy, from John Lennon, xxxx." In very good to fine condition, with corner creasing, and a short tear to the top edge. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in…

Now At: $2,000 (7 bids)

Original unsigned red felt tip doodle and notations by John Lennon on an 8 x 7 sheet of off-white memo paper, circa 1969. Lennon writes the titles of several short films he created with Yoko Ono, including Rape (December 1968), Two Virgins (August-September 1968), Smile (August 1968), and You Are Here (the title of an art exhibition held on July 1, 1968). "You Are Here" is also the title of a son…

Now At: $1,149 (8 bids)

Ballpoint signature, “Cheers! Paul McCartney,” autographed at the bottom of a 8.25 x 11.75 typed letter from MPL Communications, dated March 7, 2002, addressed to Stan Cargill by McCartney’s assistant Marie Perkins, which reads, in part: “As I am sure you may imagine, Paul receives hundreds of diverse requests each month and it is simply not possible for him to oblige each…

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Fantastic anniversary-themed greeting card with faux jewels on the front, measuring 11.75 x 5.75 open, signed and inscribed inside in black ballpoint, "To Joan & Billy, Cheers! Paul McCartney, 24.7.09," with a charming sketch of two bubbling champagne glasses below. In very fine condition.

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Introducing… The Beatles album (Vee Jay Records: VJLP 1062), signed on the front cover in black felt tip, "Paul McCartney, 2011." In fine condition, with a small circle of sticker residue in the upper left corner. The record is included. The consignor notes that the autograph was obtained at the Hotel Le St-James in Montreal in July 2011.

Now At: $267 (4 bids)

Vintage ballpoint signature, "Paul McCartney,” on the back of an orange 4.25 x 2.75 business card for Ray's Old Bristol Restaurant. Included with the signature are two items signed by McCartney's former girlfriend and muse Jane Asher: a matte-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo, signed and inscribed in the lower border in pencil, "To Jane, Best wishes, Jane Asher"; and a light blue 4.5 x 4 album…

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Autograph album, 5 x 3.25, signed inside in blue ballpoint by Ringo Starr, with the adjacent page bearing an affixed mustache, 4.5″ in length, that was used as a prop in the music video for the song, ‘Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses,’ which was filmed at the Brooklands Raceway in Surrey, England in early 1981. In fine condition, with light stains to the signature page.…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Vintage ballpoint signatures of Davie Bowie and the Spiders from Mars— "From a 'Cosmic Yob,' Love, David Bowie,” “Love, Mick Ronson, xxxx,” “Love, Woody, xx,” and “Trevor Bolder”—on an off-white 5 x 8 notebook page, the reverse of which bears a handwritten fan poem about Bowie, which refers to him as “a Cosmic Yob.” The fan…

Now At: $267 (4 bids)

Rare original 1.75 x 2.5 ticket stub for “The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Move” at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, England, on November 17, 1967, as part of his second European tour, issued for the balcony, “Row E,” and “No. 10.” Also included is an original vintage program for the Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1967 United Kingdom Fall Tour, published by …

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Vintage hardcover autograph album, 4.25 x 3.25, signed throughout by acts including the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Yardbirds, Manfred Mann, the Spencer Davis Group, and others. Hendrix and his band sign in ink on the reverse of a folded handbill for Roy Orbison and Small Faces at the Gaumont, Ipswich, "Stay kool, Jimi Hendrix," "Noel Redding, Bass," and "Mitch [Mitchell]"; supporting acts Cat St…

Now At: $1,612 (5 bids)

Gorgeous black-bodied Washburn PS2000 electric guitar used on stage by KISS guitarist Paul Stanley, signed on the body in silver ink, “Paul Stanley, KISS, This is a stage played guitar,” with Stanley adding lyrics to the song ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’— “You drive us wild, we’ll drive you crazy, rock + roll all night and party every day.” The bottom c…

Now At: $3,520 (9 bids)

Rare 1978 Island Records first pressing of Bob Marley’s legendary live album Babylon By Bus, signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue felt tip, “To Mayinura, One Love, All the Best, Bob Marley, Jah Guide,” a Rasta phrase which means ‘God Shall Guide.’ In fine condition, with a bend across the image on the inner sleeve. The records are included. Accompanied by …

Now At: $2,363 (4 bids)

Vintage ballpoint signatures of the Rolling Stones—”Brian Jones” on an off-white 2.25 x 2.25 slip of notebook paper; and “Mick Jagger,” “Keith Richard,” “Love, Charlie Boy,” and “Bill Wyman” on a light green 4 x 3.5 album page. Both are matted together with a photo to an overall size of 8 x 12.5. In fine condition, with tape stains…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

Born to Run album by Bruce Springsteen, signed beautifully on the inner gatefold in black felt tip by Springsteen and the entire E Street Band: “With love, Clarence Clemons,” “Roy Bittan,” “Danny Federici, E St. Band,” “Garry Tallent,” “Miami Steve [Van Zandt],” and “Max Weinberg.” In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from REAL. Widely considered…

Now At: $1,685 (19 bids)

Sought-after Van Halen guitar pick used on stage by Eddie Van Halen during the band’s 1982 Diver Down Tour. The bronze tortoise shell pick bears the golden Van Halen name and logo to the front with a blank reverse. Included with the pick is an ALS signed “Ed,” one page, 4.25 x 5.25, Hotel Parker, Meridien, New York stationery, no date (circa 1980s), addressed to Van Halen’s publicist Steve Mandel,…

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

One-of-a-kind color glossy 5 x 3.5 candid photo of The Who taken by a journalist when the band performed at the 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival held on July 30, 1966, at the Royal Windsor Racecourse in Windsor, Berkshire, England, signed on the front in ballpoint by Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, and John Entwistle, and on the reverse by Roger Daltrey. In fine condition. The consignor notes tha…

Now At: $357 (7 bids)

Vintage ballpoint and felt tip signatures of The Who— “Keith Moon,” “John,” “Roger Daltrey,” and "Pete Townshend”—on the reverse of a 6 x 8.25 German transportation sheet postmarked January 30, 1967. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, and light soiling and staining. The consignor notes that the autographs were obtained th…

Now At: $294 (5 bids)

Desirable glossy 8 x 10 Track Record publicity photo of The Who, signed in the lower border in ballpoint by Keith Moon. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the son of the original recipient: "The picture was given to my mother…in 1975, whilst the band was in Portsmouth filming the movie Tommy. She was an extra in the film and appeared in ma…

Now At: $477 (8 bids)