Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
 
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends April 10th
Featured Items (47)
Presidents and First Ladies (74)
Space (42)
Notables (111)
Aviation (10)
Declaration of Independence Signers (3)
Supreme Court (7)
World Leaders and Politicians (13)
Activists and Social Leaders (7)
Intellectuals (2)
Businessmen (8)
Royalty (10)
Religious Figures (14)
Scientists and Inventors (25)
Explorers and Archaeologists (4)
American West (6)
Notorious Figures and Lawmen (2)
Military (37)
Art, Architecture, and Design (23)
Literature (54)
Comic Art & Animation (20)
Classic Music (14)
Modern Music (195)
John Brennan Collection (74)
Classic Entertainment (84)
Sports (214)
Autographed Cards (1)
Baseball Player Contracts (4)
Important Baseball Autographs (110)
Pre-1900 Baseball Cards (1)
Pre-War Baseball Cards (3)
Postwar Baseball Cards (2)
Postwar Sets and Collections (14)
Basketball (3)
Boxing (4)
Football (20)
Golf (3)
Hockey (5)
Olympic Memorabilia (2)
Tennis (1)
Game-Used Uniforms & Equipment (30)
All Auction Items (875)
Space & Aviation Auction Preview
Begins Apr 11
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019 Auction Calendar
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
May 8
May 16
May 23
Jun 12
Jun 20
Jul 10
Jul 18
Jul 25
Aug 7
Aug 15
Sep 11
Sep 19
Sep 26
Oct 9
Oct 17
Nov 6
Nov 14
Dec 4
Dec 12
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 2078 - Stuart Sutcliffe Autograph Letter Signed Catalog 513 (Dec 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $4,026.58 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


ALS signed “Stuart,” nine total pages, 8 x 10.5, October 1959. Lengthy letter addressed to his former girlfriend Sheila Garbe, in part: "I had the opportunity to go to Spain for five weeks with my father at the beginning of the next week, but unfortunately I can’t get permission to have any more than two weeks off college. Not that they can’t do without me, it’s just that they feel I ought to get on with my work…As you said earlier in your letter nothing very exciting ever happens. Things come and go in a very artificial way, we seem constantly to need excitement (that’s why I am getting a motor-bike, not a car). I felt that I was slowly being suffocated by my work, and I just had to do something about it, something to take my mind off the rat-race which we are all part of. Last Saturday there was this party at Brenda’s at Austen’s. I must admit it was the most exciting party I have ever been to, I couldn’t really say why it was good, because I was on my own for most of it because Janet had to go at one. It was absolutely packed. Rod went berserk on two different occasions when he tried to strangle Bucky, the police intervened the second time—he was dead lucky he wasn’t arrested….Geoff from next door has just given me a glass of very strong gin—he tells me that Allan Williams from the Jac. Had it smuggled in from Holland—…Life is warming up at college, this is mostly due to the efforts of Elvis Presley and Co., on records at lunch time rock meetings. The general age seems to be much younger with the first years than usual.” In fine condition, with mild scattered creasing. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. On the constant urging of roommate and Liverpool College of Art classmate John Lennon, Stuart Sutcliffe joined The Quarrymen in late January 1960, purchasing a bass guitar with money he earned from selling one of his paintings. Along with Lennon, Sutcliffe is credited with creating the band name 'Beetles,' an ode to Buddy Holly and the Crickets. The smuggled gin belonged to Allan Williams, the owner of the Liverpool coffee bar the Jacaranda, of which Lennon and Sutcliffe were frequent customers. When the pair inquired about performing music at the “Jac,” Williams instead hired them to paint a mural for the ladies room. Williams eventually became the band’s unofficial first manager—when they were called The Silver Beetles—and his legendary coffee club soon hosted some of the earliest known ‘Beatles’ shows.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.