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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Make a racket about a super collection of tennis posters

10 June 2024

Extensive collection on tennis theme inlcudes early Wimbledon designs and Broders view of Monte Carlo

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Star Wars figure becomes most expensive vintage toy

07 June 2024

Boba Fett action figure takes toy record from a diamond-wearing Barbie doll

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Charlie Chaplin archive revealing 'perfectionism' goes under the hammer at Bonhams

01 June 2024

An extensive archive relating to Charlie Chaplin goes under the hammer at Bonhams next month.

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Prince of Speed Georges Hamel designed nifty posters now sought after by collectors

20 May 2024

Original printings of two of the most familiar automotive posters sold for £15,000 each at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium).

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Posters that steal the show

13 May 2024

Designs promoting exhibitions can be a great way to collect on a tight budget

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Lobby card for The Mummy discovered at auction

13 May 2024

A rare lobby card for The Mummy was brought to life at an auction in Los Angeles

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Rocket-launching Star Wars action figure expected to make sky-high price at auction

07 May 2024

An action figure that never was will be going under the hammer this month.

USS Enterprise

Rediscovered ‘Starship Enterprise’ model returned to son of Star Trek creator with help from Heritage Auctions

24 April 2024

The original 3ft long model of USS Enterprise, used in the original opening credits, has been presented to the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

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Copy of Toulouse-Lautrec's first poster emerges in US sale

15 April 2024

'Moulin Rouge, La Goulue' was Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s first commissioned poster and it launched his poster-making career overnight.

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Professor lost his head but kept it as well

15 April 2024

Though the performer is largely forgotten today, two Bénévol-related items appeared at Bernaerts (25% buyer’s premium) in Antwerp as part of a Circus & Magic sale.

Geo Ham Monaco GP Poster 1934

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.

War recruitment poster

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.

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