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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Musical duet offering from Bowie and Sheeran

10 December 2018

Musicians from different generations provided sound results at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller (19% buyer’s premium).

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Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo has sold for £15,000 at a Bristol auction

01 December 2018

The prop that was a running joke in the 1980s sitcom was hammered down at £15,000 at the saleroom of East Bristol Auctions today.

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‘Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies’ from ‘Allo ‘Allo set for the big reveal at Bristol auction

30 November 2018

One of the UK’s most famous ‘Old Master’ paintings will be offered at auction tomorrow. Estimated at £5000-10,000, the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies from the sitcom Allo ‘Allo is to is appearing at East Bristol Auctions.

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Shout, shout, clear it all out! Tears for Fears sell tour gear to make room

29 November 2018

Specialist musical instrument auction house Gardiner Houlgate is to sell a cache of touring equipment from '80s band Tears for Fears.

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Five posters to watch out for at auction and selection of fascinating designs already sold including a hammer horror classic

22 November 2018

A look at upcoming stand-out lots in poster sales held around the world, along with a round-up of recent highlights – including a hammer horror classic sold by a London dealer and an Edward Wadsworth design at a Dorset auction.

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Auctions showcase David Bowie as musician, artist and collector

20 November 2018

Not only was David Bowie a rather good musician, but he turned his talents to art as well. His diverse talents are encapsulated by two lots sold in separate UK auctions, with the first coming at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller on November 10.

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Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo comes to auction in Bristol

16 November 2018

One of the UK’s most famous ‘Old Master’ paintings is coming to auction in Bristol estimated at £5000-10,000. ‘Allo ‘Allo’s 'Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies' is to be offered at East Bristol Auctions next month.

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Star Wars memorabilia: John Mollo archive leads selection of auctions this season

12 November 2018

With the Star Wars saga now more than 40 years old – and still going strong – the memorabilia market buzzes as never before. With so many of the original fans of the first movies now at prime income-earning age, prices for figures, posters and props continue to rise.

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Recently released Queen film helps renew interest for vinyl collectors

12 November 2018

One of the busiest of Naomi Knight’s monthly markets at the Listed Green Park Station in Bath is her Christmas Vintage and Antiques Market.

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Original comic artwork from the fantastic Bob Monkhouse Archive comes to auction

08 November 2018

Bob Monkhouse was loved as one of the best comedians and presenters of his generation but few people know about the huge respect he is also held in by comic collectors.

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War posters on gallery roll-call

08 October 2018

'Who’s Absent? Is it you?' Simple and direct, these words appear on a British First World War poster, produced as recruits began to dwindle.

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Rare Titanic poster of the return voyage that never happened comes to auction

07 October 2018

A rare poster advertising the return journey of the Titanic is up for auction in Wiltshire.

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Bernie Taupin property auction reflects successful Elton John songwriting partnership

03 October 2018

For a man who left school at 15 to start work as a farm labourer and an apprentice printer for a local newspaper in Lincolnshire, Bernie Taupin certainly made the most of his future career.

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Three upcoming lots in the US including a Eugène Delacroix portrait

24 September 2018

The Old Masters section of Doyle’s auction in New York on October 31 will include a portrait by the French 19th century artist Eugène Delacroix.

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‘Only Fools and Horses’ fans dressed as Batman and Robin win Midlands auction to buy prop from TV series

21 September 2018

A prop that featured in the BBC comedy ‘Only Fools and Horses’ has sold for a hammer price of £28,000 (plus 24% buyer's premium including VAT) at Dudley auction house Aston's. The winning bidders arrived at the saleroom suitably attired – in a Batman and Robin costume.

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Pick of the Week: Poster promoting first movie show makes £160,000 at Sotheby's

10 September 2018

Posters advertising the first-ever public screening of a film, which took place in Paris in 1895, have hardly ever emerged outside France. While one is known in an American collection, the appearance of another at Sotheby’s latest online film posters auction understandably caused some excitement.

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Art and memorabilia collection of US comedian and actor Robin Williams to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

07 September 2018

More than 300 objects from the personal collection of the late actor Robin Williams (1951-2014) and his wife Marsha will be offered at auction in New York.

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Gardiner Houlgate auction offers guitars galore including the acoustic that set the Bee Gees on route to stardom

03 September 2018

Gardiner Houlgate in Wiltshire is dubbing its upcoming sale “the UK’s largest-ever auction of guitars”.

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Maurice Gibb Bee Gees guitars to test how deep is your pocket when bidding at auction

28 August 2018

The guitar that set the Bee Gees on the road to Saturday Night Fever and international disco stardom is to be offered at a Wiltshire sale.

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Getting Carter costs £2800 at auction

27 August 2018

Outselling the usual favourite Bond movie posters, a British Quad for Get Carter starring Michael Caine topped the 69-lot specialist sale of movie posters at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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