To paraphrase Monty Python, we’re trying something completely different.
We’ve begun working with a private collector of high-end Beatle and rock n’ roll memorabilia. He’s making a few items from his collection available in our shop. (Selling stuff is how we pay our bills.)
Each is one-of-a-kind; and comes with a letter of provenance assuring authenticity. We totally understand these are more expensive than anything we’ve offered before; but these are world-class, investment-quality collectibles that you won’t find anywhere else.
Let’s start with work-in-progress “Helter Skelter” lyrics, typed on 1968 Apple Corps stationery, from the estate of Mal Evans, longtime Beatle pal and roadie. This is about as close as you can come to an original Beatles lyric sheet (without mortgaging your house).
Then, in the “Beatle adjacent” category, there’s this sweet Wilbury portrait autographed by “Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr.” (aka Tom Petty). It comes with a pick that Mr. Petty used after a 1995 gig in Milwaukee. Suffice to say our collector has “handled this with care.”
Lastly, after all these years, you can finally get your contract with Apple Corps! It’s not your own personal “rich and famous” contract, but it’s still pretty cool. It’s a signed 1968 publishing contract with the duo Drew and Dye, discovered by Paul McCartney, who produced and played on their demo. For most of us, this will be our closest brush with getting signed by Apple, so hang it on your wall!
With Father’s Day not too far away, any of these would make a pretty memorable gift. Just sayin’…
And do please keep in mind that when you buy from our shop, you help support the more than 60 writers, editors, and producers who keep our noble little enterprise going.
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