PARIS, France (Reuters) — One of the most important Beatles collections in France, together with uncommon vinyl information, dolls and pictures, went on auction in Paris on Saturday (March 18) on the L’Hotel Drouot auction home.
Among the 332 heaps which have been up for auction was the disc “Tony Sheridan and the Beatles 7: My Bonnie”, signed by Paul McCartney and George Harrison, with a 6,000 to 10,000 euros ($6,450 to $10,740) price ticket. Lots of 11 alternate cowl photographs for the Grammy-winning Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club album was pegged at 10,000 to 15,000 euros ($10,740 – $16,100).
Beatles aficionado Jacques Volcouve started his collection in 1967 with the album “A Hard Day’s Night”, and a long time later, it has grown to incorporate almost 15,000 information. After spending his life nurturing his love for the Beatles, the 60-year-old determined to auction off his collection to fund his retirement.
According to the auction home, between 20 to 25 % of the collection was not bought and the costliest merchandise, an Abbey Road , fetched 13,000 euros ($13,970).