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Cavern Club | Fragment of stage

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Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Cavern Club | Fragment of stage

Cavern Club | Fragment of stage

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,890

GBP

Cavern Club

Fragment of stage


wooden block, three sides painted black, paper label stapled to one side, (146 x 188 x 28mm.)


The paper label states 'From | The Cavern - Liverpool | "The Birthplace of THE BEATLES" | Comes This Genuine Piece Of The | Cavern Club Stage On Which | The Beatles | Performed 292 Times During The Period | 1961 To 1963'.


In September 1964 the Cavern Club hosted a series of concerts entitled Beat Time For Oxfam to raise money for Liverpool’s Freedom From Hunger Campaign. As part of the fund-raising, sections of the old stage which had just been refurbished by owner Ray McFall were sold off as souvenirs. This piece of Cavern Club stage is accompanied by a photocopy of a letter of authenticity signed by Nigel Greenberg, director of Cavern Sound Limited and whose father-in-law bought the Cavern after Ray McFall went into liquidation:

 

"…Ray thought it would be a good idea to cut the old stage up into small pieces and sell them for charity, so he had cards printed and affixed to pieces of the Cavern stage. I was present when the stage was being cut up and, in fact, helped to staple the cards to the pieces of Cavern stage…"

Some paint loss / chips to edges of upper face, otherwise good


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