Music memorabilia market - 2013 auction review

The Beatles continue to dominate the music memorabilia market, with three of the top sales of 2013. Signed records by the band reached new heights, with a copy of Sgt Pepper achieving $290,500 in April. The price points of younger artists have also increased - with a dress owned by Amy Winehouse achieving $73,000 in June.

Top music memorabilia sale of 2013

Bob Dylan Newport guitar
Bob Dylan's Newport guitar acheived a 93% increase on its pre-sale estimate

  • The electric guitar Bob Dylan shocked purists with at the Newport Folk Festival sold for $965,000 in December, achieving an impressive 93% increase on its $500,000 pre-sale estimate. It is now the most valuable guitar ever sold at auction.  

2013's important music memorabilia sales

Bruce Springsteen handwritten lyrics
Born to Run is one of Bruce Springsteen's best loved songs

It was a breakout year for…

It was a year to forget for…

  • A collector who sold the kitchen table that stood in the kitchen where Joy Division singer Ian Curtis took his own life drew the ire of former band members - who branded the sale "distasteful and upsetting".

One you may have missed…

Paul McCartney front door
The door was bought by Tracks, a company specialising in Beatles memorabilia


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