Jackets Worn by THE BEATLES in 'Help' Going Up for Auction
According to a press release issued by Omega Auctions, the jackets which the Fab 4 wore in their hit film HELP will be on the auction block on March 20th. The full press release follows:
The Beatles Collection will be auctioned on Thursday March 20th 2014, 3.00pm at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, England. The catalogue will becom available on February 28th.
On March 20th 1964, The Beatles released Can't Buy Me Love and in the second of our Beatles Anniversary Auctions, we mark the 50th anniversary of the release with a one off auction for Beatles collectors worldwide. The auction, which will take place on the 50th anniversary, 20th March 2014, is set to contain a large collection of rare vinyl and memorabilia with items to suit all budgets, so Beatles collectors everywhere can get involved.
As well as it being a live auction where collectors can bid in person, the sale will also be broadcast live over the internet so that collectors can bid from anywhere in the world. Entries are being accepted until 14th February 2014, so please contact us for a no obilgation appraisal. Entries accepted include Beatles tickets, original Beatles Posters, Beatles autographs, Beatles clothing, Beatles programmes, handwritten artefacts, vinyl records and generally everything related to the Beatles...
If you miss the deadline for The March 2014, we always have a large collecton of Beatles Vinyl and Memorabilia in our quarterly sales of rare & collectable music memorabilia & vinyl - the next sales will be May 2014.
Rare jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the filming of The Beatles 1965 film Help! are to go up for sale. The comedy adventure, directed by Richard Lester, sees the group come up against an evil cult and fleeing to the Austrian Alps to seek refuge. The jackets which were worn throughout the five days of filming in the Alps and also feature on the iconic album cover of the soundtrack, are expected to sell for in excess of £50,000.
The jackets have come from Lester's private collection. The 82 year old, was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, directing The Beatles first film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!' and Superman during the 1980s amongst others.
Auctioneer Paul Fairweather says "as Beatles clothing goes these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector. They feature on one of their most recognisable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block!". Fairweather continues "the coats are tailored and very stylish and if I had the money to afford them I would wear them without hesitation."
The sale is part of an auction of over 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia and vinyl records to be hosted by Omega Auctions on 20th March 2014 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles number one hit "Can't Buy Me Love".