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Backstage Auctions, Inc. began in 2003 with the launch of our dedicated online auction site. Our passion for music, collecting and memorabilia was the driving force behind making our dream a reality.

As "kids from the 60s," we lived through the exciting days of Rock 'n Roll, Soul and Flower Power. Being teenagers in the 70s, we got our first real taste of memorabilia. Album jackets became more illusive, concert t-shirts were legitimate attire and no bedroom was complete without a KISS poster.

Having nearly 4 decades of collecting, trading and brokering memorabilia under our belt, we've experienced all the waves in the collectibles market. But arguably the biggest change was the introduction of the internet, which opened so many doors for collectors and dealers around the world. Sadly, some of those doors were opened by bootleggers and copy-artists flooding the market with 'fake and forged' collectibles. Nowadays, it can challenging at times to feel confident in purchasing collectibles because it's hard to know with certainty that an auction house or individual can 100% guarantee the authenticity of the piece.

So we asked ourselves, how can we stimulate the market, provide a professional way for artists to sell their goods, satisfy the buyer, and put the integrity back into the collectibles market? We feel confident that we have answered those questions with Backstage Auctions, Inc.

In essence:

  • We create unique auction events featuring the private collections of musicians or those directly affiliated with the music industry (managers, producers, record company executives, promoters and so on). This means that each item offered will come to you first hand from its legitimate owner.
  • In some cases, notable auction items will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by the musician or industry professional.
  • We offer a reasonable buyers premium and competitive shipping rates with reliable shippers.

The items we sell are all in our physical possession. At any given time, you can contact us with questions about a certain item. And unlike many of the other auction sites, we are happy to "walk in, pick it up" and give you any additional detail/ photo you may require.

In short, we want your experience with Backstage Auctions, Inc. to be professional, memorable and most important fun. Our goal is to give our customers the confidence, thrill and excitement in collecting rock and roll memorabilia. After all, nothing beats owning a cool collectible that comes directly from the private collection of your favorite band or musician.

Feel free to contact us with your questions, comments, suggestions or recommendations.

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