From autographs to stage costumes, musical instruments to locks of hair, posters to film props, entertainment memorabilia encompasses anything that has an association with celebrities in the world of film, popular music and show business.
Certain celebrities or brands can be bankers like The Beatles, Elvis or Bond Films. Broadly speaking, the closer the direct association an item has with the person to whom it relates, the higher the value will be.
Provenance is key in this sector as an important guide to authenticity.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland collection heads to auction in Oxford18 January 2017
An auction of 3000 items from the estate of the late antiquarian book dealer Thomas Schuster is big news for fans of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Hendrix guitar leads Bonhams London memorabilia auction04 January 2017
Guitars owned by music legends Jimi Hendrix and Prince were the stars of Bonhams December 15 Entertainment Memorabilia auction in London.
War of the Worlds film poster from 1953 on offer at Dudley auction25 November 2016
The War of the Worlds 1953 British quad film poster is regarded as a scarce must-have in that collecting market.
The Presidential Selection: John Adams01 November 2016
In the run-up to the US election on November 8, Frances Allitt takes a look at the objects previous presidents borrowed, bought – and sometimes broke.
Letter from John Lennon to the Queen bought for £10 could earn owner £60,00029 October 2016
John Lennon’s letter to the Queen returning his MBE could make its £60,000 for the vendor who acquired it for only £10.
New album by The Beatles photographer offered as part of charity auction26 October 2016
A limited edition photo of two members of The Beatles and a new signed monograph by the photographer who took it are part of a 107-lot timed charity auction that closes on November 6.
A moment in TV history – storyboard for the first British TV advert at auction25 October 2016
C&T Auctioneers will hold its first sale dedicated to mechanical, music scientific instruments and technical apparatus under its newly appointed specialist Laurence Fisher on November 2.
Paul Weller’s shoes among highlights of The Jam memorabilia auction10 October 2016
Frontman Paul Weller’s shoes and bassist Bruce Foxton’s guitars were among 800 lots of The Jam memorabilia auctioned at the weekend.
Reagan result rises beyond expectation at auction of president's memorabilia26 September 2016
A sale of items once owned by President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy soared to a hammer total of $5.74m at Christie’s New York last week.
Lights, camera, action: film prop auction comes to London’s IMAX cinema16 September 2016
Film buffs take note, auctioneers Thomas Plant and Neil Shuttleworth of Special Auction Services are to preside over a movie memorabilia auction on September 27 totalling nearly 600 lots.
The Osbournes swoop on Black Sabbath memorabilia15 September 2016
The Osbourne family have snapped up Black Sabbath memorabilia ahead of a planned auction in Sheffield.
That's entertainment: exhibition of The Jam memorabilia to be sold off at Adam Partridge13 September 2016
The majority of a collection that was previously part of a long-running public exhibition of The Jam memorabilia comes to auction in Liverpool this October.
Memorabilia from rock band The Who to be auctioned11 September 2016
A gold watch given by The Who drummer Keith Moon and John Entwistle’s Anello & Davide tan suede heeled boots are among the lots up for sale in the Film & Music Memorabilia Auction at Aston’s Auctioneers on September 15.
Just Like That! V&A acquires Tommy Cooper collection29 August 2016
With his trademark fez and deceptively shambolic stage persona, Tommy Cooper was one of Britain’s best known TV personalities. Now the Victoria & Albert Museum is acknowledging his fame and popularity with the announcement that they have acquired the comedian’s memorabilia collection.
Auction of Capote's ashes keep author larger than life even in death19 August 2016
The ashes of author Truman Capote are to go under the hammer at a Los Angeles auction of entertainment memorabilia next month.
A thing of the past: auction of computer history follows closure of famous electronics shop19 August 2016
A significant collection of computer history is to be auctioned off following the closure of a famous electronics shop, where the collection was compiled over nearly 30 years.
Early Earth aka Black Sabbath memorabilia coming up at Sheffield auction13 August 2016
Ozzy Osbourne is famous for not only fronting the trailblazing heavy metal band Black Sabbath but also drink and drugs and wild antics such as biting the head off a bat on stage.
Original Ghostbusters merchandise at specialist toy auction in Bristol25 July 2016
Who you gonna call? If you have ectoplasm seeping through the floorboards then ‘Ghostbusters’ is the obvious answer, shouted loudly.
‘Le Boba’ sets auction record for Star Wars figure, selling for £21,000 at Vectis25 July 2016
A new record for a Star Wars production figure was established at Vectis' latest sale when a French issue of Boba Fett, the memorable bit-part character in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, sold for £21,000.
Specialists leave Christie’s as regular poster auctions end at South Kensington saleroom21 July 2016
Christie’s South Kensington have ceased regular sales of vintage posters. The leading player in the popular collecting field say that they will now offer posters for sale in online auctions when the opportunity to sell an exceptional collection arises.
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