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Unusual Beatles Items Including Abbey Road Crossing Stud & Tarmac

Abbey Road crossingUnusual Beatles items feature amongst the lots at the Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia sale on 16th December.

The world of pop and rock memorabilia continues to be dominated by The Beatles. One of the more unusual items in the auction is a metal stud and piece of white-painted tarmac from the famous Abbey Road crossing. These were rescued from destruction in 1994 when this London landmark was resurfaced. (Estimate £800 – 1,000).

A unique 1965 script for a proposed film starring The Beatles, ‘A Talent For Loving’, is included. Autographed by the group, manager Brian Epstein and writers Richard and Evelyn Condon, this is expected to fetch £3,500 – 4,500. Although dropped as a Beatles project the film was eventually released in 1969 as ‘Gun Crazy’, starring Richard Widmark.

A remarkable object from the formative years of group is being offered. This is a Grundig TK20 reel-to-reel tape recorder used by The Quarrymen circa 1960. This was sometimes borrowed by Paul McCartney from a neighbour to record the group’s rehearsals and was unearthed in a Liverpool attic in 1994. (Estimate £6,000 – 7,000).

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