Beatles, David Bowie collectibles going up for bid as part of British memorabilia auction

Historic collectibles associated with The Beatles, David Bowie, George Harrison and many other stars will be part of an entertainment memorabilia auction hosted by Propstore taking place November 3-6 in London.

The music-related portion of the sale is scheduled for November 4, and bidding will be accepted in person at the BAFTA 195 Piccadilly venue, as well as online and via the phone.

Among the sale’s many highlights are a pair of Altec 605A studio monitors from London’s famous Abbey Road Studios that were used by The Beatles and many other artists. They’re estimated to bring in between 60,000 and 100,000 pounds, or between about $69,000 and $116,000.

Also up for bid is a spacesuit costume that David Bowie wore in his 1980 “Ashes to Ashes” video, which is expected to fetch up to 80,000 pounds, or about $93,000.

The auction also includes an instrument called a banjolele — a hybrid of a banjo and a ukulele — that was formerly owned by Harrison, which is estimated to sell for between up to 60,000 pounds, or about $69,000.

The potentially priciest music-related item being auctioned by Propstore is a Custom Silver Sparkle Gibson Les Paul Florentine guitar that belonged to OasisNoel Gallagher, which is estimated to fetch as much as 500,000 pounds, or $578,000.

Other collectibles going on the block include a Nirvana concert set list handwritten by Dave Grohl, a striped blazer worn by Paul McCartney, a leather jacket that Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash wore in the “Paradise City” video, and a booklet autographed by all four Beatles members.

You can check out the full list of items being auctioned at

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