Unique Cavern Club memorabilia coming to PFC Auctions
Three unique pieces of Cavern Club memorabilia provide insight into the Beatles' no.1 venue
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 4 September 2012
The upcoming sale at PFC Auctions, which opens on September 6, will feature three unique pieces of the famous Cavern Club's history.
First up is a piece of the original stage from the Cavern Club, which originates from the collection of Nigel Greenberg, who opened the Cavern Sound Limited recording studio at the club in 1964.
The piece, which measures 7 ½ inches by 5 ¼ inches, has a card affixed to one side that reads: "From the Cavern - Liverpool, 'The birthplace of The Beatles' comes this genuine piece of the Cavern Club stage on which The Beatles performed 292 times during the period 1961-1963".
Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Greenberg himself, the piece of stage was originally sold for charity after Ray McFall, the proprietor of the club, decided to build a larger stage. An extraordinary piece of music and Beatles memorabilia, it will sell with a £100 minimum bid.
Also starring from Greenberg's personal collection will be an original Reslosound ribbon microphone from the Cavern Club. The Beatles are often pictured singing into Reslosound microphones and it was also the preferred microphone of musicians such as Mick Jagger and Muddy Waters.
With an identical minimum bid to the piece of stage, the example at auction offers a great opportunity to own an item of musical history. These microphones are rare on today's market and are highly sought after by musicians trying to emulate that unforgettable 60s sound.
And finally, the piece of paper that led to the destruction of the original Cavern Club at 10 Mathew Street. Consigned by Debbie Greenberg, the Compulsory Purchase Order comes from British Rail, who needed the site to develop a new underground railway in the city. Accompanied by a revealing letter from Greenberg that details the tragic events that led to the club's demolition, this piece has a £500 minimum bid.
Paul Fraser Collectibles also has a brilliant selection of Beatles memorabilia currently available.
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