Original ‘Four Aces’ program from the Beatles Fall 1964 tour with Mary Wells, 8 x 10.5, 16 pages, featuring images of the band on playing cards on the front cover. Signed in blue ballpoint on their full page image on the inside cover, “John Lennon,” “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr,” and “Paul McCartney.” A collector’s notation of “November 1, 1964,” has been added to the front cover. In very good condition, with light creasing and wrinkling to cover and signed page, other creasing and handling wear to inside pages, missing upper staple of binding, and a spot of light toning to first page. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, “I can confirm that the Beatles playing cards programme was signed on November 1st at Finsbury Park, Astoria Cinema, London in 1964. My mother knew the management staff who obtained the autographs personally for myself as I was ill…As a gift my parents gave me the programme the day after the concert.” The band played a 10-song set at the cinema, including ‘Twist and Shout,’ ‘If I Fell,’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’ A scarce signed program which more than made up for the poor girl missing the show. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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