News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Iola, Wis.—April 10, 1970 was a sad day for Beatles fans. The group officially broke up, and fans did not know if the Fab Four would turn their backs on music forever. The Beatles had created music history and continue to do so, 30-plus years after their break-up. As new generations discover the timeless music, the memorabilia market continues to remain hot as collectors pay top dollar for autographs, personal items and rare records. To help collectors navigate the market, Warman’s offers “Warman’s Beatles Field Guide.”
Published by KP Books (formerly Krause Publications Book Division) and written by Tim Neely, this color, pocket-sized guide contains virtually every Beatles group record released by a legitimate American record company, as well as popular memorabilia. Editorial features offer insightful articles from Goldmine writers, including a concise history, the significance of the break-up and why the Beatles still matter. Selected memorabilia ranges from autographs and bubble bath to Yellow Submarine toys and games.
Neely regularly contributes to Goldmine magazine and has written more than 20 books on record collecting. He has been collecting records for 30-plus years and has a collection of more than 25,000 albums. He is considered a foremost record-collecting authority.
“Warman’s Beatles Field Guide” is available in May from KP Books, Dept. PR05, 800-258-0929, www.krausebooks.com or from major bookstores. KP Books is an imprint of F+W Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio, a special interest publisher serving hobbyists and enthusiasts in categories as writing, fine art, genealogy, crafts, antiques, various collectibles and outdoors.
Interesting Beatles memorabilia listed in the book
+ Bobb’n Head Dolls ($700-$1400)
+ Concert posters ($9,500-$15,000)
+ Paul McCartney corkstopper ($100)
+ Flip Your Wig Game ($50-$100)
+ Toy guitars ($250-$500)
+ Beatles brand hair spray ($200-$600)
+ Metal lunch box with thermos bottle, 1966 ($800)
BOOK AT A GLANCE
“Warman’s Beatles Field Guide” by Tim Neely, 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 512 pages, 300+ color and b&w photos, paperback, ISBN 0-89689-139-9, $12.99.