MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Beatles' fans were disappointed when the band's Grammy for "A Hard Day's Night" was taken off the auction block in Monterey, Calif.
The trophy had been one of some 300 pop culture items set to be sold by Julien Entertainment of West Hollywood. Company president Darren Julien said the Grammy was withdrawn during the weekend at the request of the Beatles' record label, Apple Records.
"We are now in discussions with Apple on behalf of the Grammy's current owner," said Julien. "If we had not received the last minute request from Apple, the Beatle's Grammy certainly would have sold for $120,000 based on bids received by phone and proxy prior to the start of the sale."
A hand-drawn Christmas card made by the late Kurt Cobain when he was 6, sold for $16,200. A drawing he made in high school of Ronald Reagan went for $14,400 and Cobain's MTV Music award for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sold for $9,600.
Someone paid $24,000 for the Superman costume worn by actor Kirk Alyn in movie serials. And the Golden Globe award for the 1959 epic "Ben-Hur" fetched $16,800.