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    Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:27:05

    George Harrison-Used Amp to Go Up For Auction on Dec. 15 - Amps are rare when it comes to Beatles memorabilia at auctions

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    Reuters reports that an amp used by George Harrison during recording sessions for classics Beatles albums Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is expected to rake in anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 at an auction in London next month. The amp is part of music history, kids. It is certainly priceless. Well, not really, but…

    The rare Vox UL730 amp and cabinet will be offered at Bonhams' London.

    According to the auctioneer, the amp's was discovered when an engineer who had been asked to fix it noticed the name "George Harrison" scratched on the chassis.

    Research proved that the amp did indeed belong to Harrison, who died in 2001. What a find.

    "Very few amps used by the Beatles have come to auction before, and to find one that was used on two such significant albums is truly rare and exciting," said Stephen Maycock, a consultant to Bonhams.

    What Beatles item would you bid on if give the opp?

    —Katie Sheehan
    12.01.11



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