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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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Christine McVie | 2015 Stage-Worn Purple Biker Jacket Ensemble
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Christine McVie | 2015 Stage-Worn Purple Biker Jacket Ensemble
by Julien's Auctions
Est: $800- $1,000
$6005 Bids
Bill Graham Presents 6 Days of Sound Dec 1967 w/Climax New Years Featuring the Doors and Chuck Berry
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Bill Graham Presents 6 Days of Sound Dec 1967 w/Climax New Years Featuring the Doors and Chuck Berry
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $300
$302 Bids
Taylor Swift | 2014 Glamour Magazine Photo Shoot Used Polaroid Camera With Magazine
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Taylor Swift | 2014 Glamour Magazine Photo Shoot Used Polaroid Camera With Magazine
by Julien's Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid
Framed Original 1969 Woodstock Ticket w/ COA
Feb 25, 1:30 PM EST
Framed Original 1969 Woodstock Ticket w/ COA
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Miley Cyrus | Embellished Tops (A)
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Miley Cyrus | Embellished Tops (A)
by Julien's Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1001 Bid
Topps New Kids on the Block Two Retail Boxes circa 1989
Feb 25, 6:30 PM EST
Topps New Kids on the Block Two Retail Boxes circa 1989
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$201 Bid
Pair of Country Music Singers Photo Prints
Mar 02, 2:00 PM EST
Pair of Country Music Singers Photo Prints
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$250 Bids
Vintage Janet Jackson Photo Print
Mar 02, 2:00 PM EST
Vintage Janet Jackson Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $30- $60
$200 Bids
Dolly Parton Photo Print
Mar 02, 2:00 PM EST
Dolly Parton Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Jazz Musician Lionel Hampton Photo Print
Mar 02, 2:00 PM EST
Jazz Musician Lionel Hampton Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Blackbirds : Maquette. 1926.
Mar 03, 11:00 AM EST
Blackbirds : Maquette. 1926.
by Poster Auctions International Inc
Est: $40,000- $50,000
$30,0000 Bids
Frank Sinatra at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City
Feb 29, 5:00 PM EST
Frank Sinatra at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City
by East Coast Books
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Johnny Cash in Black and White Wall Art Framed Print - 30" x 20"
Mar 01, 9:00 PM EST
Johnny Cash in Black and White Wall Art Framed Print - 30" x 20"
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $450- $550
$3100 Bids
[MUSIC]. NEWMAN, Earl, artist. Monterey Jazz Festival. 1965.
Feb 27, 10:00 AM EST
[MUSIC]. NEWMAN, Earl, artist. Monterey Jazz Festival. 1965.
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN (2008) - Dave Matthews' Chairback and Rocket Ribs Menu
Mar 14, 9:00 AM PDT
YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN (2008) - Dave Matthews' Chairback and Rocket Ribs Menu
by Propstore Los Angeles
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
Chuck Berry | 1967 "With Sons of Champlin" Concert Poster
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Chuck Berry | 1967 "With Sons of Champlin" Concert Poster
by Julien's Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
Rodgers and Hart | Vintage "Musical Celebration" Script
Feb 27, 10:00 AM PST
Rodgers and Hart | Vintage "Musical Celebration" Script
by Julien's Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1000 Bids
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Mr André - Dream Concert - “Madison Square Garden” Blue
Feb 25, 8:30 PM CET
Mr André - Dream Concert - “Madison Square Garden” Blue
by Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
Est: €900- €1,300
€7000 Bids
IN TIME (2011) - Justin Timberlake's Chairback with Pair of Time Cartridges
Mar 13, 9:00 AM PDT
IN TIME (2011) - Justin Timberlake's Chairback with Pair of Time Cartridges
by Propstore Los Angeles
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$7000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Music Memorabilia - General


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Hindman

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Robinhood Auctions

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