Music Memorabilia Auctions
Closes October 02, 2016 at 2:00pm
or 10 minutes after the last bid
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Backstage Auctions is proud to present The Headliners
Auction, a celebration of Pittsburgh, PA concert history
from the past 30 years. As one of the premier touring stops,
Pittsburgh has always attracted major artists and bands. For
decades, the city has hosted thousands of concerts in venues
such as the Star Lake Amphitheatre, the A.J. Palumbo Center,
the Pittsburgh Civic Arena and the IC Light Amphitheatre.
From AC/DC to ZZ Top, every legendary headliner has left
their marks and memories on one of these stages.
Our consignor has been at the helm of Pittsburgh’s premier
music venues as catering director extraordinaire. Throughout
the years Sharon Ringeisen has been cooking local and
favorite dishes for some of the world’s greatest musicians
and their crew for over three decades. Artists such as
Aerosmith, Elton John, Beyonce, No Doubt and Waylon Jennings
praise her amazing cooking and hospitality while on tour in
Pittsburgh. Remember the old saying, “The way to someone’s
heart is thru their stomach”? Well that rings true in this
case. Sharon has won over countless performers by serving
them with kindness and delicious “home cooked” meals. In
turn these headlining artists would reciprocate by
presenting her with unique and often signed
Sharon’s vast assortment of concert memorabilia reflects not
only her love of music, but also spotlights the love that
these artists had for her as well. Through the years she was
showered with gifts like a soccer ball signed by Rod
Stewart, a 24-karat champagne bottle from Jay-Z’s private
collection, a tri-fold laminated ‘Quaker Steak & Lube’
menu that has circled and autographed lunch choices by Korn,
as well as a Rolling Stone magazine that features the
dynamic duo Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on the cover with
From Classic Rock, Heavy-Metal and Alternative Rock, to Pop,
Country & Western, R&B and Folk; this auction event
has it all! There are hundreds of desirable lots, filled
with collectible concert mementos from one headliner after
If there ever was an auction that has "something for
everyone" and that is filled with an endless amount of
memorabilia from a vast number of music headliners, then
this is it! What a great way to end the summer and get our
fall auction schedule started!
Aerosmith, Allman Brothers, Black
Crowes, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Jimmy Buffett, Dave
Matthews Band, The Doors, Iron Maiden, Elton John, Kid
Rock, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, No Doubt, Ozzy
Osbourne, Pantera, Tom Petty, The Police, Rush, Bruce
Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young and more!
Artists Signed Items (press photos,
posters and backstage passes), Ephemera (catering and
dressing room riders, call sheets, backstage signage), Set
Lists, Programs, Posters and Flyers, Backstage Passes and
Concert Tickets, Picks and Sticks and Local Crew Shirts.
- Vast amount of artist signed memorabilia, including
signed press photos, passes and more!
- Impressive amount of unique catering and dressing room
riders ranging from general needs to specific and
sometimes odd requests specific to an artist's needs -
these are a must see!
- The auction will feature over 1000 backstage passes
and concert tickets spanning 3 decades from various
Pittsburgh music venues.
We know you are excited and want to "get busy", but before
doing so, please take 2 minutes to read the "Information & Helpful
Hints" section below. It will greatly assist you
in navigating through all the auction lots and hopefully
address some of the questions you might have.
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.
Bid Hard – Bid to Win and of course
we wish everyone loads of luck – we look forward to
seeing you at the auction block.
The Backstage Auctions Crew
*BIDDING START TIME:
The auction will open
for bidding for starting Saturday, September
23rd at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (New
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
You can locate and view auction items by utilizing
listed directly in the upper left frame of this page.
Items can be accessed and viewed by selecting
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
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"..it's faster
than you clicking the refresh button in
- 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
increase your bids or even increase your max
bids and will automatically
update all of your personal auction
- 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
back and enjoy the ride!
It simply doesn't get any easier than that!
PROCESS: On Sunday, October 2nd
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
periods of 10 minutes until such time
that no additional online, phone or fax bids
are placed on ANY LOT IN THE AUCTION.
will not come to an immediate
end at 2:00 pm EST and
will typically continue past the "start" of the
close process for several hours past 2:00 pm
EST. 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
* 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.
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
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
The auction reference
provides the Lot Number,
Title of the Lot and Artist Category
does not contain the full
description or full photo line up
- those can be found online only
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
2016 Headliners Auction Catalog (Text
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
If you have difficulties, contact us and we will be
happy to assist.
Good Luck, Have Fun and
Keep on Rockin'!