Andy Geller, a longtime Beatles collector and television and film voice-over artist was four years old when he saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. He is now a major collector of Beatles memorabilia, including a piece of a stage wall from the Ed Sullivan Theater signed by all four band members which was expected to fetch $1million at auction earlier this year but failed to sell.
Last year Julien's Auctions put a lot of Beatles memorabilia from Geller's collection on the block. A few of them are unbelievably kitschy but I like the pinball machine.
Four inflatable Beatles figures and a tin strawberry Nestle Quik can with the offer for the figures. Each Beatle is printed with his signature.
Winning bid: $256
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
A group of four Christmas tree ornaments representing each member of The Beatles, each painted a hot pink color.
$100 - $200
A "Beatles Beat Time" pinball machine manufactured by Williams circa 1967. Originally the machine was painted with images of "The Bootles" as the band declined to have their ABC Cartoon image likenesses used on the game. The machine was restored circa 2000 to include images of The Beatles. Two flippers, five pop bumpers, two slingshots, one rotating target with four targets, two standup targets, with left and right dual outlines.
Estimate:$1,000 - $1,500