Pop memorabilia market still strikes a chord with investors and collectors alike
London, UK – Ahead of tomorrow’s (July 1) rock and pop memorabilia sale at Christie’s, Robert Read, collectables expert at specialist insurer Hiscox, comments:
“This pop memorabilia sale is likely to be spirited as particular performers will always drive demand and prices upwards. The Beatles are a great example of a band that, in terms of buying or selling, are to memorabilia what Picasso is to paintings.
The death of Michael Jackson is boosting the market for anything Jackson-related. That ticket holders for the cancelled concerts are being offered the chance to buy the actual tickets themselves as an alternative to a refund, is a real sign that the pop memorabilia market has matured significantly. Ten to 15 years ago such an option would have been inconceivable.
“Lot 54 in Christie’s sale which is a photograph of the Jackson Five dedicated and inscribed by the band members, has a guide price of £400-£600 and I would expect it to go for much more.