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The BBC celebrates 100 years of shaping pop culture

This collection of more than 400 ‘Doctor Who’ trading cards brought $361 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2022. Image courtesy of Chaucer Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

A collection of more than 400 ‘Doctor Who’ trading cards brought $361 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2022. Image courtesy of Chaucer Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — In the century since its official founding on October 18, 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has documented scores of historical moments, from the 1982 Falklands war to the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey. There have been royal weddings that riveted audiences locally and around the world as well as news stories on the changing face of Ireland and Scotland. Along the way, the BBC moved from exclusively broadcasting via radio to the world of television and, later, online entertainment. It has helped shape the culture with important early appearances by The Beatles and The Who to popular TV shows such as Fawlty Towers (which served as this writer’s introduction to BBC programming while growing up in New Jersey) and Doctor Who, which debuted more than 60 years ago and is going strong in its second incarnation.

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James Bond Secret Agent 007 Shooting Attache Case, est. $2,500-$5,000

James Bond toys offer a license to bid at Potter & Potter, June 16

 

James Bond Secret Agent 007 Shooting Attache Case, est. $2,500-$5,000

James Bond Secret Agent 007 Shooting Attache Case, est. $2,500-$5,000

CHICAGO – Potter & Potter Auctions will hold a nearly 700-lot sale of entertainment-related ephemera and materials, Walt Disney World park-used items, mid-century playthings, erotica, and other eclectic merchandise on Saturday, June 16 starting at 10 am Central time. Many of the rock and roll related lots are from the collection of Bo Overlock, concert organizer and the former director of marketing and promotions for VH1. The sale also features a lifetime collection of vintage James Bond toys and collectables. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Multi-colored vinyl pressing of Bob Dylan’s 17th LP, Desire, est. $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Vinyl Valhalla: Heritage offers peerless record collection, March 12-13

Multi-colored vinyl pressing of Bob Dylan’s 17th LP, Desire, est. $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Multi-colored vinyl pressing of Bob Dylan’s 17th LP, Desire, est. $800-$1,200. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS — Heritage Auctions will present the David Swartz Vintage Vinyl Collection Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, featuring 365 items from Swartz’s impressive collection. In addition to rare recordings by Bob Dylan, the Beatles and other headliners, auction highlights include the original, uncensored version of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs from 1974, the unique unassembled production sleeve originally made for the Rolling Stones’ 1968 Street Fighting Man single and an ultra-rare copy of the 1962 Tony Sheridan and the Beatles 7-inch My Bonnie single. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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