Entertainment Memorabilia

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.


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Geo Ham's Monaco Grand Prix designs lead Travel & Vintage posters auction

09 April 2024

Original printings of two of the most reproduced of all automotive posters come for sale at Lyon & Turnbull this month.

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Hitchcock warns don’t be late or else…

08 April 2024

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) took great delight in making cameo appearances in the films he produced and directed.

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Mersey Beat newspapers sold at auction unveil an up and coming band - the Beatles

02 April 2024

By the start of 1962 the Beatles were on the cusp of stardom but challenges remained.

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BAFTA awards accepted for American fair

25 March 2024

Norfolk dealer Voewood Rare Books will offer two prototype BAFTA awards at a US book fair where the UK is well represented this year.

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Pick of the week: Poster recruiting Jewish women to the war effort triples estimate at auction

18 March 2024

Second World War posters recruiting British and American women to the war effort are a familiar sight at auction.

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Forrest Gump’s feather goes under the hammer at Propstore Auctions

12 March 2024

Sale of entertainment memorabilia includes items from Oscar winners including 'Star Wars', 'Braveheart' and 'Alien'

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Album helped Rolling Stones to go on tour, not fade away

11 March 2024

In 1969 the Rolling Stones were ready to go touring again after a gap of more than two years. Featuring a new guitarist, the 17-date tour in the US began on November 7.

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Colin Firth’s 'sensational' Pride and Prejudice wet shirt goes to UK museum

07 March 2024

Shirt from historic moment of the BBC’s 'Pride and Prejudice' sells at Kerry Taylor Auctions

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All the fun of the fair: John Barker collection comes to Essex auction

05 March 2024

A collector of late 19th and early 20th century fairground art is offering 47 examples at Sworders.

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Promo album helped Rolling Stones to go on tour, not fade away

05 March 2024

In 1969 the Rolling Stones were ready to go touring again after a gap of more than two years. Featuring a new guitarist, the 17-date tour in the US began on November 7.

Spalding Baseball World Tour promotional poster

Barnstorming performance for recently discovered 1888 Spalding Baseball World Tour poster

29 February 2024

Discovered by an auction house in Ohio, a baseball poster described as ‘the finest known’ has sold at auction for a record $200,000/£158,000 ($240,000 including premium).

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Oops: the scripts that get left behind

26 February 2024

Film and TV stars must be a forgetful bunch, if lots sold at two recent UK auctions are anything to go by.

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Auction of Elton John’s personal collection tops $8m on opening night

23 February 2024

The auction of Elton John’s collection from his home in Georgia took a premium-inclusive $8m at Christie’s.

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Oops: the Star Wars and Friends scripts left behind when the stars moved on

21 February 2024

Film and TV stars must be a forgetful bunch, if lots sold at two recent UK auctions are anything to go by.

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Collector interview: I’m all wrapped up in my passion

19 February 2024

Robert Opie, consumer historian and collector, has been saving “evidence of the branded world” since he was 16.

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A Jaguar car and life-size Coronation carriage replica lead auction of Netflix’s The Crown props

08 February 2024

Bonhams' sale of 473 props from Netflix’s The Crown raises a hammer total of more than £1m in a white glove sale.

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Props from Netflix’s The Crown are among five lots to watch

05 February 2024

With estimates from £3000, here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Harrison Ford’s Star Wars scripts found in his former London flat come to auction

31 January 2024

A group of scripts, notes and letters from Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, discovered in a Notting Hill flat he rented, are coming to auction.

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Entertainment memorabilia produces star prices

29 January 2024

Entertainment memorabilia specialist auction house Propstore held some of the most successful sales of 2023.

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Much sought-after Star Wars Jawa figure from 1978 takes £15,000 at auction

28 January 2024

One of the most coveted Star Wars figures is the Jawa figure by Palitoy with the original vinyl cape.

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