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Music Memorabilia - General

The world of music memorabilia is as varied as the artists and bands that generate it, with collecting options ranging from vinyl and artwork to autographs and musical instruments. With so many choices, some experts advise to build a collection around your interests, such as a particular band or music genre.

Vinyl is a popular type of memorabilia, along with music posters and music t-shirts. These can be some of the more affordable and easy-to-find things to collect. Of course, each has its rarities, which you’ll pay many thousands—even millions for—on the marketplace.

When purchasing artist-used pieces, it’s beneficial if you can trace the piece back to the actual user. Some sellers of music collectibles will offer certificates of authenticity, while others will exhibit a photograph or video showing the artist with the piece.


Quick Facts

  • A rare rock poster entitled “Skeleton and Roses” from a 1966 Grateful Dead concert in San Francisco was auctioned for a record-setting $19,000 in May 2015
  • Each year, the PSA/DNA Authentication Services publishes a list of “most dangerous” autographs, considered forged by industry experts. Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and Jim Morrison have all made appearances
  • Concert posters are increasingly rare, partly because they’ve been replaced with other forms of advertising. They were once useful tools—printed in limited quantities and posted strategically—to sell concert tickets

Recommended Items at Auction

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21-Year-Old Vieuxtemps Writes His Teacher De Beriot about the London Debut of his First Concerto
Oct 27, 1:00 PM EDT
21-Year-Old Vieuxtemps Writes His Teacher De Beriot about the London Debut of his First Concerto
by Lion Heart Autographs
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$70011 Bids
Victorian Scrapbook 1850s onwards containing a mixture of items Letters, Flyers, Photos &
Oct 27, 6:00 PM BST
Victorian Scrapbook 1850s onwards containing a mixture of items Letters, Flyers, Photos &
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£466 Bids
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Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Others: Genesis Publications
Oct 28, 11:00 AM PDT
Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Others: Genesis Publications
by Bonhams
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,1002 Bids
GARCIA, RUPERT. BLACK TO ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL. SAN FRANCISC...
Nov 20, 10:00 AM CST
GARCIA, RUPERT. BLACK TO ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL. SAN FRANCISC...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Framed Vintage New York Show Poster
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Framed Vintage New York Show Poster
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
1912 ANTIQUE AEOLIAN PLAYER GRAND PIANO -FULLY RESTORED
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
1912 ANTIQUE AEOLIAN PLAYER GRAND PIANO -FULLY RESTORED
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $25,460- $32,600
$20,0000 Bids
Azzurra Artist Reunion Commemorative Poster
Oct 31, 10:00 AM PDT
Azzurra Artist Reunion Commemorative Poster
by Hughes Auctions
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Konvolut Karl and Lisa Otto (1919
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
Konvolut Karl and Lisa Otto (1919
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€5000 Bids
Howard Finster Painting
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Howard Finster Painting
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,2000 Bids
Large Howard Finster Coke Bottle Painting
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Large Howard Finster Coke Bottle Painting
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
Large Howard Finster Angel Painting
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Large Howard Finster Angel Painting
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,7000 Bids
Howard Finster Painting, Double Self Portrait
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Howard Finster Painting, Double Self Portrait
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$1,2000 Bids
Keith Haring CRACK DOWN Poster
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Keith Haring CRACK DOWN Poster
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1500 Bids
[AUTOGRAPHS]. COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, AND POLIT...
Nov 20, 10:00 AM CST
[AUTOGRAPHS]. COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, AND POLIT...
by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
Est: $250- $350
$1250 Bids
Louis Satchmo Armstrong, Jazz Musician Sepia Tone Photo
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
Louis Satchmo Armstrong, Jazz Musician Sepia Tone Photo
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
African American History, Lionel Hampton Photo Print
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
African American History, Lionel Hampton Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Dolly Parton Sepia Photo Print
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
Dolly Parton Sepia Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $30- $60
$200 Bids
Vintage Barbra Streisand Photo Print
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
Vintage Barbra Streisand Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Advertising Poster Scorpions Rock You Like A Hurricane Hard Rock Music
Nov 13, 2:00 PM GMT
Advertising Poster Scorpions Rock You Like A Hurricane Hard Rock Music
by Antikbar Original Vintage Posters
Est: £90- £180
£600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Music Memorabilia - General


Heroes and Legends

Heroes and Legends

Bonhams

Bonhams

Expertisez.com

Expertisez.com

Activity Auctions

Activity Auctions