The final photos taken of John Lennon on Dec 8, 1980, by Paul Goresh sold for $100,000; and the camera that took them for $5,900; the last book signed by Lennon sold for $18,000; a Beatles ice cream box for $3,028; and Ringo’s sunglasses for $2,923—all in part one of the Paul Goresh Beatles Collection auction which closed last week.
- Rare photos from the 16 Magazine archives
- Unseen behind-the-scene photos on the set of Help!
- One-of-a-kind negatives taken by Astrid Kirchherr in 1961
- Numerous concert tickets from 1964-65
- Rare toys, bubble gum cards, ephemera
- Large stash of Beatles Fan Club memorabilia
- Signed books by George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney
- Over 1,000 The Beatles magazines
Ken Farrell, president of Just Kids Nostalgia, a pop-culture collectible business established in 1978, was consigned to sell the collection upon Goresh’s death. Farrell and Goresh were mutual, long-time pop-culture enthusiast friends.
“It’s been a whirlwind two weeks on eBay,” said Farrell. “It’s truly a unique opportunity for Beatles collectors. This sale will last all summer.”
Farrell added, “It was a great honor to be selected by Paul Goresh before he died to sell this amazing collection. We will offer items never before seen in the collector’s market. It’s a sale not to be missed.”
Just Kids Nostalgia has been a leading seller of pop culture collectibles for more than 40 years.