The Goodies ‘Trandem’ three-seater bike up for Auction

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The Goodies ‘Trandem’ three-seater bike up for Auction at Ewbank's 4th October sale.

The three-seater ‘trandem’ bike used by the much-loved comedy trio, The Goodies, in the 1980s, is going under the hammer at Ewbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house.

The blue bike, which carries a guide price between £1,000 and £1,500, was last incarnation of the vehicle used by The Goodies – Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden - when their programme switched from BBC to ITV.

The Goodies were a central focus of light entertainment in the 1970s and 80s, with their humour often compared to that of Monty Python. Episodes started with footage of the three pedalling away together on their elongated trandem bike. The bike on sale at Ewbank’s has been owned by another comedy trio, The Trap, since the early 2000s.

Also on sale is a raft of pieces connected to The Beatles.

A copy of their first album, Please Please Me, on vinyl, which has been in a private collection since its release in 1963, has been valued at between £3,000 and £5,000. It bears the original black and gold Parlophone label and comes with original Emitex sleeve.

Alongside this is an original black and white promotional photo signed on the front by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ring Starr. The photo, which measures, 6.5 by 8.5 inches, has an estimate of between £3,500 and £4,500. It comes with a certificate of authenticity from Imagine - The Art of John Lennon. The signatures were personally obtained by an employee of a tailor in London who made suits for The Beatles.

Fans of the Beatles may also be intrigued by a Squier Stratocaster electric guitar, signed by Paul McCartney, which carries a value of between £2,000 and £4,000. It is signed on the body in felt pen by McCartney, and was purchased by the vendor from Christies in their Pop & Collectable Guitars auction on 26th April 2001.

Further consignments of Toys, Models, Music / Film and TV Memorabilia and Vintage Posters are being accepting now.

Live internet bidding through www.theauctionroom.com and www.ewbankauctions.co.uk

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Woo Gilchrist