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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Dam Busters poster is stirring stuff

16 January 2023

Considered one of the best British movies about the Second World War, the British quad-sized poster for 'The Dam Busters' (1955) was not too bad either.

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Lust and found: van Gogh film poster

16 January 2023

Top price at the Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) poster auction on January 6 came for a design that was a work of art in itself.

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Hoard of original Star Wars action figures discovered

09 January 2023

The Star Wars collecting world has been rocked by the discovery of a cache of original action figures still packed in original Kenner factory shipping boxes.

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Paul Daniels sale creates touch of magic

09 January 2023

Collection amassed by the popular TV magician leaves bidders spellbound as nearly all items get away

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Famous canine Nipper finds his voice

02 January 2023

In these days of music-streaming, the once ubiquitous image of the mongrel Nipper listening to a gramophone is no longer such a familiar sight.

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Historic Pathé Frères films reeled in at auction

02 January 2023

A treasure trove for film aficionados was one of the highlights at Auction Team Breker (24.8% buyer’s premium) on November 5.

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‘The Day the Music Died’ poster sets auction record

21 November 2022

The only known poster from ‘The Day the Music Died’ became the most expensive concert poster when it sold for a premium inclusive $447,000 ($379,500) at Heritage Auctions of Dallas on November 11.

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Magic posters from the estate of Paul Daniels are among five lots to watch

21 November 2022

With estimates from £700, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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‘For Emperor John’ Lennon

21 November 2022

This German brown leather and plated metal hip flask has the inscription 'Fur Kaiser John Zu Seinem Geburtstag 9. Okt 1960 Von Stu'.

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Previews: issue 2568

14 November 2022

A selection of 10 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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The web shop window: Francis Bacon poster for Tate 1962 exhibition

17 October 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Starman soars to an astronomical six figures at auction

03 October 2022

Generating a hammer price of £165,000, the star attraction in Omega’s auction on September 27 was pretty obvious.

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An auction result to make a Cockney Rebel smile

26 September 2022

The Lacy Scott & Knight Music, Film & Sport Memorabilia auction on September 16 included over 40 lots consigned by singer and 1970s rock band Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley.

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Original Bond artwork by McGinnis on offer

26 September 2022

Even if you do not know the name Bob McGinnis (b.1926) you will probably be familiar with his work.

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Fab Four sign in

19 September 2022

Heritage is holding a Beatles memorabilia sale in Dallas on September 24.

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‘Well, I think we’re just out of Waldorfs’

19 September 2022

This camera script produced for the ‘Waldorf Salad’ episode from the second series of Fawlty Towers was offered by East Bristol Auctions (19% buyer’s premium) in a timed online sale that ended on August 23,

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Jet off to the US thanks to Sabena

15 August 2022

Sabena was mainland Europe’s first airline to offer a transatlantic jet service via Boeing 707 and this design by Gaston Van den Eynde is one of a series that he designed to herald the Belgian airline’s jet age.

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JK Rowling’s story that became Inventive and Action Packed

08 August 2022

Offering a copy of the second of JK Rowling’s famous tales to be published, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets of 1998, a lot that featured in a July 16 sale held by Rogers Jones (24% buyer’s premium) was certainly an unusual one.

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Six pieces of music memorabilia sold at auction including David Bowie's police mugshot

29 July 2022

A selection of standout lots sold recently – also featuring Del Boy's discovery of Peckham Spring Water

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New chapter in 007 posters story

25 July 2022

What would appear to be a rare James Bond promotional poster proved the major attraction of a June 14 sale held by TW Gaze (18% buyer’s premium).

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