Choice vintage glossy 6 x 7.75 publicity photo of the Beatles on the deck of The Salvor, signed in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL, as well as copies of letters of provenance from the original recipient, who won a contest that allowed her backstage to their concert in Cambridge, England, on November 26, 1963. One letter, in part: “I was fortunate enough to meet the Beatles backstage at one of their concerts...the signatures on the Beatles photograph were signed in person by all four of the Beatles whilst in my presence.” The other, in part: “I was lucky enough to win a competition to meet The Beatles at one of their many gigs...They were really lovely to all the winners happily signing and posing for photographs and ever since the performance I have treasured these items.” Also includes copies of the letters informing her that she won the contest. Taken by Peter Kaye in late September of 1962, this became one of the band’s most famous photo shoots, contrasting their neat suit-and-tie looks with the rough appeal of the Liverpool docks. Signed just over one year after the photo was taken, this is a spectacular image with every desirable quality—it is early, uninscribed, and in extraordinary condition. RR Auction COA.
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