An Original Beatles Mic is a Better Use of Your Black Friday Cash

By Chris Mills on at

You know that £600 you have stashed under the mattress to buy a pimpin' flatscreen in the sales? Grab it, raid the kid's piggy banks, and jump on a budget plane over to Dallas: some of the Beatles' microphones, complete with authentic Lennon & McCartney Spittle, are up for sale.

There's three mics listed, all Reslo ribbon mics from the Cavern Club in Liverpool, a venue the Beatles played more than any other (and a nightclub you can still visit today). Starting bid is $2,500/£1,598, with an estimated value of over $5,000/£3,196.

The mics are just part of the wider listing of music memorabilia, including a tonne of Beatles stuff, like handwritten lyrics. There's also a 'well-used' Elvis guitar, if you're not a fan of Liverpool pop. Either way, it's all a lot better than fighting over a crummy Polaroid TV in Asda. [Heritage Auctions]