MERSEY Beat collectors will have a chance to have their memorabilia evaluated for free this month at The Beatles Story.

The popular Memorabilia Day returns to Liverpool on Wednesday, October 25 for Beatle and Mersey Beat fans to have their collection appraised by experts from Julien's Auctions.

In a recent event at London's Hard Rock Cafe a stream of exciting artefacts turned up to be valued, this included original Quarrymen member Rod Davis' banjo which was valued at around £10,000.

Julien's Auctions has broken world records with the sale of Beatles memorabilia - this includes John Lennon's acoustic guitar which sold for $2.4 million and Ringo Starr's Ludwig drum kit which sold for a record $2.2 million.

Founder and chief executive of Julien’s Auctions Darren Julien said: “We are thrilled to partner once again with The Beatles Story on a third instalment of Memorabilia Day, we can’t wait to discover what we are sure will be some fascinating historical finds.”

At last year’s Liverpool event a letter written by John Lennon addressed to the Queen was uncovered which explained the singer’s reasons for returning his MBE.

John’s signature was verified as authentic on the day and the item valued by Julien’s Auctions at around £60,000.

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, discovered the letter tucked away inside the sleeve of a record that was part of a collection of 45s he picked up for £10 at a car boot sale 20 years ago, and had presumed it must have been a copy.

The item is currently on loan to The Beatles Story and is displayed within the solo area of the main exhibition.

Members of the public are being encouraged to search their homes for any hidden treasures, which could be worth thousands, and bring them along to the event where Julien’s Auctions’ expert auctioneers and curators will be on hand to offer instant valuations.

Martin King from The Beatles Story said: “Our two previous events have been a huge success, but we are sure that there are many more fascinating artefacts still waiting to be discovered.

"We would like to encourage the public to search their attics to unearth those hidden gems and bring them along to this Memorabilia Day.

"It is a fantastic opportunity for people to have their items valued by some of the world’s most well respected experts in celebrity memorabilia.”

Memorabilia Day will take place at The Beatles Story’s Fab4 Cafe, Albert Dock on Wednesday, October 25 from 12pm until 8pm.

To find out more or to pre-book a free face-to-face valuation visit