Julien’s brings the star power with Music Icons event Feb. 27

Dolly Parton 1970s stage- and album cover-worn ensemble, estimated at $20,000-$40,000 at Julien's.

GARDENA, Calif. — Julien’s Music Icons sale, scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, presents 145 lots from the biggest names in music. The sale has added emphasis on women performers as well. The complete catalog is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

The Beatles played their final live concert in the United States on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The ‘Stick was the home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, and assistant clubhouse manager Mike Murphy was on duty for the music event. He managed to get the band to sign a Spaulding baseball and immediately gave it to his sister, who turned around and sold it to a collector, who consigned it to the sale after 50 years of ownership. The Ringo signature has been professionally restored, but the remaining autographs are all original. As the top lot in the sale, the baseball is estimated at $50,000-$70,000.

A very 1970s ensemble custom-designed for Dolly Parton is another auction highlight. The country superstar was on her way up in 1974 when she wore her jade green polyester top and bellbottoms for the Country Gold show in Arlington, Texas. She so loved the outfit that she donned it for the cover of her In the Beginning LP, released in 1978. The lot includes a copy of the album, and is estimated at $20,000-$40,000.

Taylor Swift was already a household name in 2014 when she was profiled in a photo shoot in Glamour magazine. Three props from that shoot are included in the Julien’s auction, and each is accompanied with a photo-matched image from the piece. First up is a Polaroid SX-70 Land camera ($400-$600) from a shot where Swift looks over a collection of Polaroid prints; next is an old travel trunk ($1,000-$2,000); and finally there’s a Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite guitar ($8,000-$12,000) seen being strummed by the pop star.

Another LP-cover wardrobe item is a Julien’s highlight. Johnny Cash wore this jacket, estimated at $10,000-$20,000, for the cover shoot for 1973’s CBS release Country & Western Superstar. And he presented his office Bently acoustic guitar, now estimated at $20,000-$30,000, to Johnny Cash Museum founder Bill Miller.

‘World’s largest’ private collection of celebrity autographs to be auctioned June 25

Lifelong autograph collector Clive Bullimore at his home in England. Image provided by Sworders

STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, UK – What may very well be the world’s largest private collection of autographs is currently offered in an online auction that closes on Sunday, June 25. The Clive Bullimore Autograph Collection includes the signatures of around 60,000 different celebrities, amassed by a former stockbroker over a period of more than 70 years. The massive assemblage representing a who’s who of 20th century pop culture is expected to make in excess of £100,000 ($127,600) in the sale, which is being conducted by the British auction house Sworders.

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