By STEVE EIGHINGER
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
Interested in an album sheet signed by all four of the Beatles?
How about a "Goodfellas" poster autographed by Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta?
For autograph collectors, an auction at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hanlin's Auction Service, 419 S. Seventh, could be the most popular place in town. The event is both a live and Internet auction of 108 items carrying famous signatures on a range of materials.
"There will probably only be about 30 people on site," said Candice Hanlin, who with her husband, Chris, has been involved in the auction business for eight years. The Hanlins started the auction service in Palmyra, Mo., before eventually moving the business to Quincy.
She said in cases like this, most of the bidding will be done over the Internet.
The auction could attract bidders from around the world. Many memorabilia collectors, especially those who deal specifically in autographs, are passionate about their hobby, and willing to spend big bucks, she said.
Chris Hanlin said about 400 bidders are signed up for the auction.
"I look for the Beatles' autographed album sheet to probably bring about $30,000," Candice Hanlin said.
The list of items to be auctioned is posted online at www.auctionzip.com in advance, and some of the offerings already have received bids.
Most of the items are tied to movie stars and musicians through photos and posters, but there are other interests also represented. There are a number of hand-drawn sketches by such celebrities as Bono, Tom Hanks and Leonard Nimoy. All the items in the auction came by way of industry contacts.
Candice Hanlin said the project is a labor of love for her. She likes to collect celebrity-related memorabilia and is always interested in seeing what these kind of lots contain when they are acquired.
"I've always been a nerd for Jimmy Fallon," she admitted.
A quick scan of the auction list for Tuesday reveals no Fallon-related items.