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Our Review of the Pop Culture & Entertainment Market in 2018

2018 was a busy year for Wallace & Hodgson away from the auction platform, as we undertook numerous private insurance valuations and participated in some exciting openings and events, some of which are shown in our News section.

We constantly monitor what’s happening in the auction arena, and with over fifty live and online sales offered by the bigger auction houses globally in 2018, there’s been a lot to keep track of.

In the world of Rock & Pop Memorabilia, here are some of the items which grabbed our attention:

Beatles Contract 1974

The contract which finally dissolved The Beatles, the ‘Apple Corps Limited Dissolution Of Contract’, December, 1974

Bob Dylan guitar Juliens

Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson’s 1965 Fender Telecaster, used by Bob Dylan on his first ‘electric tour’, and by both musicians for numerous performances and recordings

Boby Dylan Robbie Robertson guitar

Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson’s 1965 Fender Telecaster, used by Bob Dylan on his first ‘electric tour’, and by both musicians for numerous performances and recordings

Springsteen Born To Run Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen’s working autograph manuscript lyrics for Born To Run, 1974

The HeliosCentric Helios Console

The HeliosCentric Helios Console

Joe Strummer’s eye-catching hand-painted shirt

Joe Strummer’s eye-catching hand-painted shirt

Paul McCartney’s Mini Cooper S Deville, 1965 – one of four ordered for The Beatles by Brian Epstein

Paul McCartney’s Mini Cooper S Deville, 1965 – one of four ordered for The Beatles by Brian Epstein

From the world of Film Memorabilia, these are the items which caught our eye:

The Academy Award for the film Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

The Academy Award for the film Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

Original concept poster artwork for Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Original concept poster artwork for Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

The Production Archive of M.G.M.’s The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

The Production Archive of M.G.M.’s The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Mr Bean’s Mini 1000 from the film Bean (1997)

Mr Bean’s Mini 1000 from the film Bean (1997)

The coronation robe worn by Greta Garbo in Queen Christina (1933)

The coronation robe worn by Greta Garbo in Queen Christina (1933)

John Mollo’s personal sketch book from Star Wars (1977)

John Mollo’s personal sketch book from Star Wars (1977)

A unique wooden clapperboard used during the filming of Steven Spielberg’s 1976 film Jaws

A unique wooden clapperboard used during the filming of Steven Spielberg’s 1976 film Jaws

Anakin Skywalker’s lightsabre from Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

Anakin Skywalker’s lightsabre from Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

James Bond Of The Secret Service (1959), is a detailed 27 page second   draft treatment carbon copy for the proposed first James Bond film

James Bond Of The Secret Service (1959), is a detailed 27 page second draft treatment carbon copy for the proposed first James Bond film

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