Beatles memorabilia worth more than £2,500 have been bought by a colourful former councillor and pirate radio DJ. Colin Dale, 74, successfully bid for a gold disc commemorating one million single sales of We Can Work It Out and a velour cloth previously owned by Michael Jackson at an auction in Liverpool. Colin, a Wendover resident for 25 years, said:
“I saw an advert in the Antiques Traders Gazette and decided to go for it. I only buy good stuff. “I was up against a few from Liverpool but sorry boys it’s gone south!” Bidding for the framed gold disc, which celebrates the 1965 double A-sided single with Day Tripper, began at £350 before Colin secured the item for £1,620. The 5ft by 4ft velour cloth, one of only five made, previously belonged to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, then Michael Jackson and now Colin for a cost of £744. He said: “I did rather well there. “But it’s so big I’m thinking where does it go?” Colin, who has always been passionate about antiques, bought 12 Rolling Stones LPs over the phone three years ago and values the collection at £6,000.
Source: The Bucks Herald