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Old 11-09-2015, 03:36 PM
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"Another enormous seller at the auction was The Beatles' drum head used during their legendary 1964 debut performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," which went for an eye-popping $2.1 million."

Anyone surprised? How does this effect what the actual drums may go for next month?
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:19 PM
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Yeah.. I was surprised ... the Axe maybe... But 100 grand per inch of Reso ??

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Old 11-10-2015, 09:17 AM
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They were estimating his downbeat kit to go upwards of $500k. With just that head selling for a cool 2 million, I'd bet that Downbeat goes for much more than the estimate!

It's kind of funny in a way.. I mean, when you really get down to it, it's just an old plastic drumhead with "The Beatles" written on it.. just ink written on plastic.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:27 AM
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It's kind of funny in a way.. I mean, when you really get down to it, it's just an old plastic drumhead with "The Beatles" written on it.. just ink written on plastic.
Yep, and Van Gogh's Starry Night is just an old piece of canvas with $6 worth of lead-based oil paint spread on it. And the original Declaration of Independence is just ink on parchment. It is kind of funny the high premium we place on historical artifacts.

What I can't understand is paying $3 million for a record-breaking baseball which becomes worthless when that record is broken a few years later:
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And then these valuable artifacts end up in display cases in some billionaire's home. I hope that $2 million reso head ends up back on Ringo's OBP kit, and finds a home on display in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for all of us peons to enjoy.

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Old 11-10-2015, 11:04 AM
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"Colts owner Jim Irsay didn't add a fourth Beatles guitar to his collection this weekend, but he did pick up an iconic piece of Fab Four history.

Irsay paid $2.125 million for the bass drum head used by Ringo Starr during the Beatles' 1964 performances in the United States -- including the band's debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:35 PM
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"Colts owner Jim Irsay didn't add a fourth Beatles guitar to his collection this weekend, but he did pick up an iconic piece of Fab Four history.

Irsay paid $2.125 million for the bass drum head used by Ringo Starr during the Beatles' 1964 performances in the United States -- including the band's debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Wow! I was wondering who the buyer was. I also wonder just how many bidders were running that price up!
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