Music Memorabilia Valuation Expert
The Business Post journalist Elaine O’Regan interviewed music memorabilia valuation expert Laurence Carpenter about his unique job.
Here is a link to the interview: https://www.businesspost.ie/business/music-memorabilia-brings-sweet-sound-sales-374164
Excerpt from interview:
“Collecting runs in the blood for Laurence Carpenter, the owner of Dublin-based music memorabilia company Pop Icons. “My father used to collect Star Wars toys. My sister also collected a lot of TV memorabilia and my uncle was an antiques dealer. He would buy and sell items at car boot sales,” he said.
Pop Icons founder and managing director Laurence Carpenter has been a passionate collector and dealer of culturally and historically important music memorabilia for over 20 years. Specialising in high-end music memorabilia, Laurence has travelled the world buying and selling guitars, costumes, handwritten lyrics, awards, owned and used by rock and roll legends such as Bob Dylan, U2, Bowie and more contemporary music icons like Lady Gaga, Hozier, Rihanna and Coldplay.
Laurence also specialises in representing musicians, collectors and their estates in the sale of their archives to research institutions and museums.
Laurence is not only one of the leading music memorabilia collectors and dealers in the world he also curates pieces for the Grammy Museum, sourcing the rarest rock artefacts for display throughout their museums. He has featured as a special guest dealer on Channel 4’s hit TV program “Four Rooms” and has been a expert guest on many national radio stations.
If you are reading this and you have an item that you think may be valuable and rare please send me an email with details and a picture if possible and I will be happy to get back to you to discuss. I am always looking for rare pieces of music memorabilia, handwritten lyrics, stage worn costumes, artist owned guitars, signed contracts, anything unique and rare. You can contact me using the following link: http://www.popicons.com/index.php/we-buy-music-memorabilia/