A VAST collection of Beatles memorabilia will go on sale today in Newton-le-Willows.

There will be a total of 354 items related to the iconic Liverpool band going under the hammer at Omega Auctions from midday today (Tuesday, October 8).

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This includes a vast range of memorabilia items relating to the rock band, many autographed, including tickets, cassettes, Vinyl records and a signed copy of a Morecambe and Wise Beatles script.

Highlights will include a set of Polaroid photographs featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney which have an estimated price of £15,000 to £20,000.

These include a collection of photographs comprising of 18 Polaroids, three colour prints (3.5" x 3.5") and two black and white prints which are later copies.

The images were taken by Keith Moon's assistant Peter 'Dougal' Butler in April 1974 at John Lennon's rented house in Santa Monica, Los Angeles during the period in which Lennon was working on Harry Nilsson's 'Pussycats' album.

Regular visitors to the house included Keith Moon, Ringo Starr and Nilsson.

Meanwhile, at an estimated price of £8,000 to £10,000, a signed first copy of album Please Me Please Me will also be among items to go under the hammer.

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The Please Me Please Me cover, and autographed below

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The first pressing copy of The Beatles' Please Please Me is signed to the reverse of the sleeve in blue ballpoint by George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, also with handwritten inscriptions from Ringo, Paul and George.

Also going on sale is a Beatles Wings Over Europe 1972 Tour Bus.

The open-topped double decker bus was used most famously by Paul McCartney and Wings, beautifully painted and decked out, during the 'Wings Over Europe Tour' of 1972.

Since the tour the bus (which originally entered service in 1953) was repainted, used by a hire company, latterly repainted, sold by Sothebys in the early 1990s and eventually found in a ravine in Tenerife.

For more about the auction, visit omegaauctions.co.uk and click 'Auctions'.