Must Have Music Memorabilia Pieces!

Must Have Music Memorabilia Pieces!

 So, what is music memorabilia?

“Memorabilia” covers a lot a wide range of items such as but not limited to:  posters, photographs, concert tickets, sheet music, promotional materials, instruments, t-shirts, tote bags, knapsacks and much more from whiskey glasses to hoodies worn by celebrated rocker stars. 
    
Music memorabilia is now practically a bigger business than records themselves. Rock musicians have come to realize that memorabilia and "merch" can provide a significant revenue stream that, along with live performing, can help keep them solvent. They no longer throw away stuff they once might have since they have learned to appreciate its value. And it’s not just guitars or drum kits that are worth keeping and eventually selling. Fans and collectors will even buy pieces of a guitar that a famous rocker smashed onstage as must-have memorabilia. Goldmine tells us: “The ultimate in bizarre intimacy is a set of prescription bottles owned by Elvis. That’s right, the King’s own drug stash is up for sale, courtesy of his personal physician, ‘Dr. Nick.’ ”Music Memorabilia is big business these days. Once there were collectors who sought and paid reasonable sums of money for truly rare items that came to have historical interest but the market was limited. 
Popular music began to become a mass-market in the early years of the 20th Century, but the market only took off with the introduction of phonograph records and national radio networks. Music memorabilia only began to interest the public (often teenagers with allowances to spend) only after WWII when disposable income became more common as the middle class grew. What we call music memorabilia today only began to attract more attention in the 60s and 70s when the mass audience for rock and roll created a demand for “souvenirs.” By 1980, serious collectors of rock and roll suddenly appeared and the market for music collectibles became interesting to investors as well as collectors.
Now that music is easily downloaded in digital form, music fans have begun to seek a more personal connection with popular musicians like Elvis Presley or The Beatles. They wanted something physical and tangible, and even a bit mystical that they could own. They wanted something their favorites musicians had touched: a guitar, a personally signed poster, an autographed book or photo, or a signed vinyl record.
Investors look for items that will bring a good return, but for true fans, many of them baby boomers with ready cash, it may be an item that once belonged to someone they had idolized as a teenager. The connection between rock and roll and music memorabilia has proven to be a powerful one.
Below are pieces of exceptionally good quality music posters, original to the time as well as personally signed by the artists themselves. Enjoy! 
   
THE MONKEES Autographed 1960s Color Photograph -$3K Appraisal Value

 
ITEM DESCRIPTION:
This is an 8’’ x 10’’ color photograph autographed by all four members of American Rock-Pop band and T.V celebrities, The Monkees. In vibrant colors, this photograph portrays David Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith casually posing outside a barbershop. This item is in excellent condition; it is signed ‘David Jones’, ‘Mickey Dolenz’, ‘Peter Tork’, and ‘Mike Nesmith’ with a silver ink felt tip pen, and is professionally framed with a dark gray mat and a black wooden frame. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity by Sign of The Times.
The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. Their original line-up consisted of the American actor/musicians Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork with English actor/singer Davy Jones. The group was conceived in 1965 by television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider specifically for the situation comedy series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968.
   
  
    
Appraisal Value: $3,000.00 
Our Price: $795.00
ZIGGY MARLEY and the Melody Makers Samsara Hotel Vintage 1997 Concert Flyer - $600 Appraisal Value 
ITEM DESCRIPTION:
This is an original vintage flyer for Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers’ March 24, 1997 performance ‘Reggae to the Max’ at Samsara Hotel in Negril, Jamaica. The poster is beautifully printed with a orange, green, yellow, and black striped  design featuring an informal black and white group portrait in the middle. 
   
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers were a Jamaican reggae family group whose line-up consisted of the children of musicians, Bob Marley and Rita Marley, which includes lead singer Ziggy Marley with Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley, and Stephen Marley. Formed in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. By the late 1990s the band had already sold more than 100,000,000 records, won platinum and gold records and had been two-time Grammy award winners.
       
  
       
Appraisal Value: $600.00
Our Price: $295.00
   
MADONNA AUTOGRAPHED 1990S SIRE RECORDS PROMO - $1.5K Appraisal Value 
    
ITEM DESCRIPTION:
This is an authentic  Sire Records Company official press material featuring an iconic photograph shot my legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. The picture features Madonna AKA “The Queen of Pop” wearing an all leather black outfit with a hat, holding a cigarette in her mouth and in a manly posture with crossed arms. This page of promotional press material is signed ‘ To Allan, Madonna’  in the middle of the picture with a black ink felt tip pen. 
  
Madonna Louise Ciccone (b. 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop", she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation. Additionally she is recognized for pushing the boundaries of artistic expression in mainstream music while remaining completely in charge of every aspect of her career. Her works, which incorporate social, political, sexual, and religious themes, have generated both critical acclaim and controversy. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
 
    
   
       
Appraisal Value: $1,500.00 
Our Price: $395.00
 
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