News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - On December 16, 2005, ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com will close it's online catalog auction featuring several astounding collections of rare Music, Movie and Pop Culture Memorabilia including The David Gest Poster Collection, a Jimi Hendrix Concert Poster Collection, the Ray Overton Estate Collection of 1930s-1960s Black Music Concert Posters and The Andre Van Pier High Fashion Collection, among 1000 extraordinary lots.
Here are details on some of the featured collections:
The auction will feature almost 1400 lots, all photographed and expertly described featuring an incredible collection of Beatles memorabilia including the “Magical” sign from the “Magical Mystery Tour” bus used in the film of the same name, the original Abbey Road LP mock-up & cover art, the original sign from outside John Lennon’s home at Tittenhurst Park, an engraved Apple sign from the Apple Records offices, spectacular promotional posters and displays, records, autographs, tickets, concert posters, and toys.
The rare Beatles autograph section, curated by noted expert Frank Caiazzo, includes two John Lennon letters with important content, the earliest known autographed album by the Fab Four, George Harrison's handwritten ‘Bangla Desh’ lyrics along with sets and singles of all variations including early pre-Ringo complete sets.
The history of African American music of the 20th Century is captured in this catalog. ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com is honored to offer the incredible David Gest Poster Collection. In his many years as a Producer, and serious collector, David assembled an outstanding historical selection featuring many of the rarest cardboard boxing style posters. From early blues and R&B shows, through great line-ups such as “The Biggest Show of Stars for ’65,” boasting the likes of The 4 Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Martha & The Vandellas, Junior Walker & The All Stars and The Marvelettes, most of which are in mint condition, these posters could set world records. Other Big Names on these posters include Buddy Holly, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes.
Complimenting the David Gest Collection is Part 1 of the Ray Overton Estate Collection. Mr. Overton promoted concerts in the Wichita, Kansas area from the 30’s into the early 60’s, and ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com is proud to offer the finest collection of posters ever to represent the history of black music, from Traditional to Popular, from Swing and Jazz to R&B and Blues, including Doo-Wop and Soul. Featured performers include: Ruth Brown, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, The Ravens, Guitar Slim, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, B. B. King, Johnny Otis, Buddy Ace, Amos Milburn, T Bone Walker, Little Esther, and many more.
The 16 Magazine Beatles Photo Archive consists of thousands of photographs, including many original vintage prints with photographers stamps and notes from the seminal magazine of pop music. This collection features many photographs that have never been offered publicly prior to this sale. Original photographic prints from 1957 and 1958 of fresh faced youths, through their solo years, these can be considered Fine Art, as well as Historical, investments. Additional photographs include an original 1967 print of the Sgt. Pepper cover