Beatles aficionado Jacques Volcouve began his collection in
1967 with the album "A Hard Day's Night". Decades later, it has
grown to include nearly 15,000 records and more besides.
"Starting from 1967, I gave myself an absolutely impossible
mission: own everything concerning the Beatles," Volcouve told
Reuters TV, as he was sorting through his collection December.
The 60-year-old has decided to auction off his collection to
fund his retirement.
Among the 332 lots up for auction on Saturday is the disc "Tony
Sheridan and the Beatles 7: My Bonnie," signed by Paul McCartney
and George Harrison, with an estimated price of 6,000-10,000
A lot of 11 alternate cover photos for the Grammy-winning
Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club album is expected to go for
10,000 to 15,000 euros.
Volcouve has written books and given radio commentaries about
the Liverpool foursome. Letters he received from Harrison and
Ringo Starr in 1976, thanking him for articles he had written,
could fetch up to 3,000 euros each.
A set of dolls of the Fab Four with their instruments is
expected to sell for 200-400 euros.
Among other items up for sale are an "authentic Beatle wig", a
Yoko Ono/John Lennon wedding album box and posters.
(Reporting by Miranda Alexander-Webber; editing by Michel Rose)
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