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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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1967 Donruss Monkees Badges Stickers & Display Box
Apr 27, 10:00 AM EDT
1967 Donruss Monkees Badges Stickers & Display Box
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1002 Bids
La Monte Young. Drift Study 4:37
Apr 24, 5:00 PM CEST
La Monte Young. Drift Study 4:37
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€901 Bid
CONCERT TICKET
Apr 27, 3:00 PM PDT
CONCERT TICKET
by Sunset Auction
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
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Opera Stars & Sideshow Cabinet Cards
May 14, 10:00 AM EDT
Opera Stars & Sideshow Cabinet Cards
by Fleischer's Auction House
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Sinatra's Moment in Smoke: Frank Sinatra, October 1944 Wall Art Poster Reproduction - 30" x 24"
Apr 29, 9:00 PM EDT
Sinatra's Moment in Smoke: Frank Sinatra, October 1944 Wall Art Poster Reproduction - 30" x 24"
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $180- $280
$900 Bids
African American History, Paul Robeson Photo Print
Apr 27, 2:00 PM EDT
African American History, Paul Robeson Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Loretta Lynn Photo Print
Apr 27, 2:00 PM EDT
Loretta Lynn Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $30- $60
$200 Bids
Vintage George Jones, Tammy Wynette Photo Prints
Apr 27, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage George Jones, Tammy Wynette Photo Prints
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$250 Bids
Louis Satchmo Armstrong, Jazz Musician Photo Prints
Apr 27, 2:00 PM EDT
Louis Satchmo Armstrong, Jazz Musician Photo Prints
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$250 Bids
Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) JuiceheaD X Osaka Popstar (Waiting Room)
Apr 24, 1:00 PM BST
Shepard Fairey (b. 1970) JuiceheaD X Osaka Popstar (Waiting Room)
by Forum Auctions - UK
Est: £100- £150
£500 Bids
Goldene Schallplatte,
May 02, 10:00 AM CEST
Goldene Schallplatte,
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €300- €450
€3000 Bids
MUSIC - LES COMPAGNONS DU JOURDAIN
Apr 30, 12:00 PM BST
MUSIC - LES COMPAGNONS DU JOURDAIN
by L'Autographe Auctions
Est: £100- £150
£500 Bids
▲ Harry Hammond (1920-2009)
Apr 30, 10:00 AM BST
▲ Harry Hammond (1920-2009)
by Sworders
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
Johnny Cash in Black and White Wall Art Framed Print - 30" x 20"
May 03, 9:00 PM EDT
Johnny Cash in Black and White Wall Art Framed Print - 30" x 20"
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $450- $550
$3100 Bids
Pair of Vintage Country Music Singers Photo Prints
May 11, 2:00 PM EDT
Pair of Vintage Country Music Singers Photo Prints
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
African American History, Lionel Hampton Photo Print
May 11, 2:00 PM EDT
African American History, Lionel Hampton Photo Print
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
African American History, Musicians Photo Prints
May 11, 2:00 PM EDT
African American History, Musicians Photo Prints
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$250 Bids
African American, Country Music, Charlie Pride
May 11, 2:00 PM EDT
African American, Country Music, Charlie Pride
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $40- $80
$200 Bids
Terry Riley. Poppy Nogoods All Night Flight
Apr 24, 5:00 PM CEST
Terry Riley. Poppy Nogoods All Night Flight
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€900 Bids
Teresa Teng Degree Honors Certificate 鄧麗君學位榮譽證書
Apr 28, 2:30 PM CST
Teresa Teng Degree Honors Certificate 鄧麗君學位榮譽證書
by Johhan Auction
Est: NT$0- NT$0
NT$1,0000 Bids
1995 Bad Company Company of Strangers Tour Shirt
Apr 27, 3:00 PM EDT
1995 Bad Company Company of Strangers Tour Shirt
by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $80- $120
$400 Bids
LE CENTAURE: PROGRAM FOR THE 'SOIRÉE' ON OCT. 16, 1926. THE OPENING OF THE 'GRAND CENTAURE'. 8VO, 2P
Apr 26, 2:00 PM CEST
LE CENTAURE: PROGRAM FOR THE 'SOIRÉE' ON OCT. 16, 1926. THE OPENING OF THE 'GRAND CENTAURE'. 8VO, 2P
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €400- €600
€2400 Bids
Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour Poster
Apr 24, 5:00 PM EDT
Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour Poster
by Absolute Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
COLM HENRY
May 01, 10:00 AM IST
COLM HENRY
by Sheppards
Est: €100- €150
€600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Music Memorabilia - General


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