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Hard Rock Cafe and Bonhams Auctioneers host Amsterdam Antiques Rockshow on 19 May

Tthe Antiques Rockshow will take place at the Amsterdam cafe on Saturday 19th May.

Two Bonhams specialists in the world of memorabilia, Stephanie Connell and Stephen Maycock, will be present at Hard Rock Cafe (Max Euweplein 57- 61, 1017 MA Amsterdam) between 10am and 2pm and will give a appraisal to any genuine piece of music history (Maximum 3 items per person). If you like the price and are wishing to sell, then you will be able to add your item to the Entertainment Memorabilia Auction taking place at the Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London on 3rd July 2012.

Bonhams have previously sold some of the most important rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia to appear on the market, including the Eric Clapton guitar and amp collection in March 2011 for $2.1 million. Other past items include the original artwork for the Clash album London Calling (£72,000), Obi-Wan Kenobi’s cape from Star Wars (£60,000), an autographed copy of the Beatles Sergeant Pepper album (£16,500) and a Beatles autographed Liverpool Airport sign (£19,800).

Stephanie Connell, Head of Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams is very excited about the Rockshow, “Hard Rock Cafe is an iconic institution in the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll and we hope to see some great items on the day.”
Many iconic names in rock and pop have played in Amsterdam venues. Were you there? Did you manage to meet the stars and get posters or autographs? If so they could be worth more than you think, so why not come to the Antiques Rockshow and discover their appraise. Items from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s legendary ‘Bed-in’ honeymoon at the Amsterdam Hilton in March 1969 have fetched record breaking prices at auction.

“With all of our amazing music memorabilia, Hard Rock is the ideal place to host the Antiques Rockshow,” added Calum MacPherson, Area Vice President of Operations for Hard Rock International. “We’re sure that we’re going to see some unique items at the event. And who knows? Maybe a few of them will be incredible enough to become part of our collection!”