RARE BEATLES MEMORABILLIA IN FAB FOUR AUCTION

Sep 14, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and wife, Barbara Bach are going to auction at the end of the year.
Ringo Barb Bach
The unprecedented number of Beatles-owned items will be offered December 4-5 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Starr, 75, says he got the idea after the Grammy Museum asked to do an exhibition about his life in music in 2013-14.
Then another project, an upcoming book and exhibition currently at London’s National Portrait Gallery of photos Ringo took of his former mates, turned up ”boxes of negatives from the ’60s onward.”
Like his book, ”Photograph by Ringo Starr,” coming out later this month, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the couple’s Lotus Children Foundation that focuses on social welfare issues around the world.
Among the items that’ll go on the block, Ringo’s three-piece drum kit used in over 200 performances and a Rickenbacker guitar known as the ”Beatle-Backer” that John Lennon gave to Ringo.

This undated photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows Beatle Ringo Starr’s first 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, used by Starr in more than 200 performances in 1963 and 1964. The set was used to record some of the Beatles' biggest hits, including “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “She Loves You,” “All My Loving,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand." More than 800 items owned by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction. The unprecedented number of Beatles-owned objects will be offered Dec. 4-5, 2015, at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Julien's Auctions via AP)

This undated photo provided by Julien's Auctions shows a 1964 Rose-Morris Rickenbacker electric guitar, nicknamed “The Beatle Backer,” owned by Beatle John Lennon and later given to Ringo Starr. More than 800 items owned by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction. The unprecedented number of Beatles-owned objects will be offered Dec. 4-5, 2015, at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Julien's Auctions via AP)

Julien’s figures the sale could fetch between $5-million to $10-million.
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