Backstage Auctions Presents the 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction - Historical Archives Collection

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Backstage Auctions is proud to present a historical auction featuring three decades of amazingly rare and one-of-a-kind rock and pop memorabilia direct from the personal collections of 16 Magazine's former editorial directors.

It has been fascinating putting this auction together because so many of the pieces are truly personal, one of a kind and 30 years later are very relevant from a historical perspective

Rock and pop fans, start the bidding! Backstage Auctions, Inc., the online boutique auction house specializing in authentic classic rock memorabilia from personal collections of legendary musicians and entertainment professionals, is opening the historical pop culture vault for collectors everywhere with a truly unique and one of a kind auction. The 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction, scheduled to start on September 27 features not only music memorabilia but also TV and big screen celebrity collectibles from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

On the auction block (Sept 27 - Oct 4) will be historical items from 16 Magazine's former editorial directors - Danny Fields and Randi Reisfeld and is everything you would expect to find in the personal files of a celebrity magazine over the course of three decades. Fields and Reisfeld were two main spokes in the wheel of this highly successful magazine, who worked tiresomely to churn out pages of rare photographs and exclusive interviews with musicians, movie/television stars and pop culture icons. "It has been fascinating putting this auction together because so many of the pieces are truly personal, one of a kind and 30 years later are very relevant from a historical perspective," states Jacques van Gool, founder, Backstage Auctions.

The auction features an impressive selection of extremely rare and vintage photographs and negatives (along with full ownership rights) from photo shoots exclusive to 16 Magazine, as well as interview notes, personal handwritten letters, celebrity signed notes and cards, press kits, original interview recording tapes, bound volumes of 16 Magazine issues spanning several decades and loads of interesting ephemera. "16 magazine was really, really good at getting the celebrities they covered to sit down and write notes to their readers," says van Gool. "If you want a letter from Rick Springfield or the Bay City Rollers, chances are, it's in the auction."

Auction highlights include a rare & never before published collection of negatives (with full ownership rights) featuring The Beatles taken during the mid 1960s at various press conferences, concerts and on location in the Bahamas, when the Beatles were filming the movie "Help!". This is also an amazing collection of Jackson 5 & Michael Jackson memorabilia dating back as early as 1969 - including photos, negatives and rare ephemera. "Another impressive collection is the Bay City Rollers memorabilia, which dates back to 1969 and includes photos, negatives, handwritten letters & lyrics, press material and promotional items. We believe it to be one of the single largest Bay City Rollers memorabilia collections ever featured in a single auction," says van Gool.

Whether you are a fan or collector, this auction is sure to have what you are looking for, including music memorabilia featuring artists such as; The Beatles, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Bay City Rollers, The Jackson 5 / Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, The Hudson Brothers, Herman's Hermits / Peter Noone, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Dave Clark 5, The Bobbys: Darin, Vinton and Vee, The Monkees, Andy Gibb, Leif Garrett, Rick Springfield, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Donny & Marie Osmond / The Osmonds and many more.

This amazing auction also includes hundreds of rare and unique memorabilia featuring celebrity big screen and television icons such as: Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Michael J. Fox, John Stamos, Jodi Foster, Patrick Swayze, Tony Danza, Erik Estrada, Kurt Russell, Brooke Shields, Ricky Schroder, Linda Blair, Melissa Gilbert, Freddy Prinze, The Brady Bunch (entire cast & solo actors), Happy Days / Scott Baio & Henry Winkler, Baywatch (entire cast & solo actors), River Phoenix…just to name a few.

The entire auction can be previewed now online at and will be open for bidding starting September 27th and ending on October 4th.

Backstage Auctions is a boutique online auction house specializing in authentic classic rock memorabilia. By exclusively representing legendary musicians and entertainment professionals directly, every auction event is unique and reflects the seller's legacy and chronicles their legendary career. Over the past five years Backstage Auctions has represented musicians, producers and managers in the music industry. Their very first online auction event featured the private collection of legendary producer Eddie Kramer and since then, they have represented musicians such as Ted Nugent, Howard Kaylan (The Turtles), Ross Valory (Journey) and Michael Shrieve (Santana) as well as managers of legendary bands such as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, KISS, Journey, Joe Walsh and Motley Crue. Backstage Auctions works closely with each of their clients and incorporates their personal stories and memories throughout the online auction event. The end result is a unique, historical and unforgettable journey spanning decades of music history.


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