Rare Beatles gig ticket to be sold at Christie's Sep 21 2004
A RARE ticket from one of The Beatles' early appearances in Wirral is to go on under the auctioneer's hammer.
It is part of a sale of pop memorabilia being held by the auctioneers Christie's and is expected to fetch between £800-£1,200.
The Beatles performed at the Village Hall, Irby, on Friday, September, 7 1962, and were paid £35 for a one-hour show.
Christie's head of popular entertainment, Sarah Hodgson, said: "It sounds like a lot of money, but when rare tickets come up collectors will go quite high."
Also in the sale is a page from John Lennon's "Daily Howl" from around 1957 which provides early evidence of Lennon's writing talent.
That, along with a sketch, is the property of Rod Murray, friend and flatmate of John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe in Liverpool, and is valued at between £15-£20,000.
The sale takes place in London on September 29.