New York Rock auction has some Beatles rarities too
Dylan’s personal notes and love letters are up for sale as part of a mammoth rock and pop memorabilia auction to take place on December 4 at Christie’s auction house in New York.
In the sale next month there is also a demo copy of the legandary songwriter’s 1963’s album “The Freewheelin’”, estimated to go for between $8 and $12,000 because of Dylan’s handwritten track-listing amendments.
The major rock and pop auction will also have some rare lucrative Beatles lyrics up for grabs.
McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for the Beatles’ 1968 song “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer,” are expected to fetch up to $300,000, according to Christies.
The high price is due to the fact that McCartney’s lyrics rarely get offered for sale. Helen Hall, a spokesperson for the auction house told Reuters News, “McCartney lyrics rarely appear on the market and have not appeared for about six years.”
The sale in December also includes legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s Fender Stratocaster – expected to fetch up to $120,000 and a 60-minute self taped interview that Beatle John Lennon originally gave to journalists in 1974, which is now thought to be worth up to $35,000.