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Closes October 05, 2014 at 2:00pm
or 10 minutes after the last bid

The 2014 Rock and Pop Auction Page

The 2014 Rock 'n Pop Auction

Let's get this party started!


*Auction Close:
Sunday, October 5th
  *The close process begins at 2:00 pm EST - Not a Hard Close (NYC - Time)
(see auction rules for detailed close process)

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A big welcome to our 2014 Rock 'N Pop Auction! Months of hard work have resulted in a spectacular and intriguing collection of great memorabilia that ranges from Aerosmith to ZZ Top and just about every artist in between. Nearly 750 auction lots of autographed items, record awards, vintage T-shirts, concert posters, guitars, backstage passes, photos, original artwork and even collectible guitars are all up for grabs. Here is a brief introduction to a few of the consignors and their collections.

As the founding member and bass player for the Climax Blues Band, Derek Holt has 'been there' and 'done that'. Actively touring and recording since the late 1969, Derek has amassed a great collection of vintage concert posters and t-shirts - a collection that only a musician can have. By adding several of his vintage guitars and handwritten lyrics to hit songs, this is a true classic rock collection that needs to be seen: Derek Holt Collection

A long-time senior employee of Bill Graham Presents and production manager for Santana, Steve Kahn traveled the worlds extensively to check out venues, meet concert promoters and assure that every show would be a success. In doing so, Steve collected hundreds of exclusive and collectible 'Bill Graham Presents' T-shirts, which had been stored since his tragic passing in 1991. This museum worthy collection is an absolute 'must-see' and if anything, just a cool trip down memory lane: Steve Kahn Collection

Riding his bicycle from one small club to the next in the North-Eastern parts of England, Ian Wright was one of the first photographers to truly capture the essence of the swinging 60s pop explosion. The end result is a historic collection of images that through this day can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Exclusive for this auction, Ian has made a selection of original negatives available that include The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix – all which will be sold with a full transfer of copyrights: Ian Wright Collection

Another successful British consignor in this auction is art director, album cover designer, graphic artist, and documentary producer/director Kosh, who rose to prominence in the 1960s for his work as the creative director of The Beatles' 1969 album ‘Abbey Road’ and 'Let It Be'. During this period he also designed albums for a clientele that covered numerous British rock bands including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Donovan, T.Rex as well as several of the solo projects by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr. Kosh moved to Los Angeles in 1973 where he continued to design for various famous artists including Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Electric Light Orchestra, Bob Seger, Bad Company, Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, Tom Petty, James Taylor and many others. With over 500 album covers to his credit, Kosh has garnered seven Grammy nominations and won three for his work with Linda Ronstadt. We are excited to feature over 50 lots of album cover artwork and even a rare 1974 Neil Young hand written lyric sheet: Kosh Collection

We have no less than 4 prominent and award-winning record producers participating in this auction. Val Garay has consigned what is arguably the single most rarest James Taylor 7” single:  James Taylor & Carly Simon 7".   Nashville producer Greg Droman has supplied an impressive collection of awards, DMMs but above all, a host of significant Fleetwood Mac material that will excite everyone: Fleetwood Mac Items.  After consigning record awards, tour jackets and other items, Tom Werman submitted several collectible Fillmore Westconcert posters from the 1960s, and Sterling Sound in-house engineer Greg Calbi is offering an exceedingly rare Van Morrison demo from the late 1960s.

One of the collections that stands out and needs to be seen is one with over 20 fabulous guitars. In addition to several vintage – and exclusive – Gibson and Fender guitars, this collection also boasts an impressive range of never-before-seen Jackson guitars: Collectible Guitars Collection

And these are just several of the many highlights. Other consignors with backgrounds in radio, merchandising, concert photography, marketing, artist promotion and artist management, have collectively contributed a vast supply of top-shelf collectibles, ranging from high-end autographed memorabilia and record awards to unique lots of backstage passes, guitar picks, drum sticks, promotional items and fantastic (import) vinyl.

Artists that standout with impressive collections are – among others - Aerosmith, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, KISS, Rolling Stones, Santana and Thin Lizzy. And the same can be said for many others; the best way is to simply scroll down the list of Featured Artists and the Artists A-Z collections. For those who want to see everything neatly cataloged by Type of Item; all you have to do is click on "Type of Item" (on the left side) and you will be directed to an inventory of anything from T-shirts and Posters, to Recording Reels and Tour Itineraries.

In ending, we want to thank all of our consignors for making this one of our most diverse auctions ever. And we want to thank ‘YOU’ for taking an interest in this auction. We’re sure that you’re ready to dive into the auction catalog but please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the summary below of the most important auction rules and conditions.

If at anytime you need assistance in locating any item of interest or simply have a question about an item - please contact us via email or give us a call during business hours. Our contact information can be found in the contact section of our site.

Auction Bidding Starts Saturday!

Start making your wish list and have some fun when the bidding begins on September 27th! 
Good Luck and here is to wishing that you walk away with a couple cool new additions to your collection!

The Backstage Auctions Crew


*BIDDING START TIME: The auction will open for bidding for starting Saturday, September 27th at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (New York City).

*REGISTRATION: If you are not already REGISTERED, please sign up early (to get that part of the administration out of the way). Once you have completed the registration you will receive a password via email in order for you to "log in" for the first time. If you do not receive your Registration Confirmation Email, first check your "Junk or Spam Folder" and if you still didn't receive it, please contact us and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you. Now, once you have logged in you can change your password to something that you will better remember by simply going to the "My Account". We also recommend that you take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the AUCTION RULES section, which can be found under the 'Resources' tab on our site. This section will help you understand all of the "mechanics" of how our auctions operate, i.e. buyers premium, payment options and shipping.

*VIEWING LOTS: You can locate and view auction items by utilizing the CATEGORIES listed directly in the upper left frame of this page. Items can be accessed and viewed by selecting either ARTISTS, TYPE OF ITEM OR DECADE.  There may be items that are listed in several categories, so we recommend utilizing the AUCTION SEARCH function which can be found in the right frame of each auction page. The AUCTION SEARCH function will help you find pieces related to a specific band or musician or finding a lot by the lot number.

*MY VIP ACCESS:  You can  manage all of your  bidding and tracking activity in your MY VIP section. Once you have successfully logged in with your VIP Credentials (user name and password), placed your bids or simply identified items to track you can click on the MY VIP laminate to view updates on those lots of interest. Unlike most online auctions, there is no need to refresh your browser to see the most recent activity on a lot you are watching or even bidding on.
  • The MY VIP page updates automatically every few seconds, so just sit back and keep an eye on the numbers. And "yes"'s faster than you clicking the refresh button in your browser.
  • When you are outbid on an item, a sound will alert you and the item will be highlighted for a short amount of time.
  •  The MY VIP section allows you to track items, bid on items you are tracking, increase your bids or even increase your max bids and will automatically update all of your personal auction activity.
  • Once you have identified all the items you want to track and bid, the rest is easy and best of all you won't have to waste time digging through the site just to place a bid...just sit back and enjoy the ride!   
It simply doesn't get any easier than that!

*AUCTION CLOSE PROCESS:  On Sunday, October 5th the auction close process will begin. Our system will begin a 10 minute countdown close at 2:00 pm Eastern (NYC time). What this means is that  EVERY AUCTION LOT will REMAIN OPEN (even after the official 2:00 PM EST close process begins) for periods of 10 minutes until such time that no additional online, phone or fax bids are placed on ANY LOT IN THE AUCTION.

: Our auctions will typically continue past the close time for several hours. Take advantage of placing your maximum bids or changing your existing maximum bid on the items you are interested in and keep an eye on those items as the auction begins to close as it will NOT CLOSE IMMEDIATELY at 2:00 pm EST.  For more information and assistance on how our "Auction End" process works, please see our Auction Rules located in the "Resources" tab on our site. Alternatively, give us a call and one of our crew members will be happy to walk you through how the close process works.

* AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES: All winning bidders will receive an immediate email confirmation of the items they won when the auction officially closes. Final invoices (including shipping costs) will be sent out within 72 hours or by close of business Thursday. For items that require special shipping services, a member of the Backstage Auctions crew will contact you directly to make special arrangements.

* UNSOLD AUCTION ITEMS: In the event that an item does not sell during the auction, our consignors may elect to place their items in the online store for direct purchase. The price of the auction lot will be adjusted to reflect an appropriate "buy it now" price and in most cases this means that the price will be higher than the opening bid price. There is no guarantee that any or all unsold item(s) will be made available after the auction ends.

As always, we aim to be as precise and complete as possible with our descriptions. That said, human error is always a possibility and we encourage you to ask questions and make inquiries on any piece that you are interested in prior to placing your bid. All auction descriptions ARE QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION AND NOT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES.


AUCTION REFERENCE CATALOG:  While our online auctions are extremely easy to navigate and are presented in a very simple manner, we invite you to download a copy of the auction reference guide.  The auction reference guide ONLY provides the Lot Number, Title of the Lot and Artist Category.The catalog does not contain the full description or full photo line up - those can be found online only as our catalog is strictly a reference tool. Please note that at any time you can utilize the online search feature to locate items by artist or lot number. (The online listings will always be current, as last minute changes could occur PRIOR to or DURING the auction)

Download the Auction Reference Guide Here:   The 2014 Rock 'n Pop Auction Reference Guide

Please Note: The auction catalog is a PDF document which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, view and print. You can download the ADOBE READER for FREE by clicking here: Adobe Acrobat Reader . If you have difficulties, contact us and we will be happy to assist.

On behalf of the entire Backstage Auctions Crew we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for stopping by and checking out the awesome line up of historical hard rock and heavy metal music memorabilia.  If you have any questions about the auction, how our auctions work or just questions in general, please feel free to contact us.

Good Luck, Have Fun and Keep on Rockin'!

The Backstage Auctions Crew

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