Significant set of four stock transfer forms individually signed by a member of the Beatles in black ballpoint—"George Harrison,” “John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” and “R. Starkey”—each one page, 8 x 13, stamp-dated July 30th, 1969. These transfer agreements represent a decision by the band to transfer an equal number of shares of Triumph Investment Trust stock to the brokerage house Whyte, Brecher, & Gasc Ltd., with each form indicating a transfer amount of 735 shares; these shares were the Beatles' holdings as a result of the sale of NEMS Publishing to Triumph earlier in 1969. Each document also includes each band member's home address, as well as a stamp from Triumph Investment Trust, Ltd., and embossed tax seals dated August 13, 1969. In overall fine condition, with trivial loss to the lower right edge of the McCartney document.
When these agreements were signed, the Beatles were in EMI Studios putting the finishing touches on their final album, Abbey Road. In fact, on the very same day these forms were signed, Lennon recorded lead guitar overdubs on ‘Come Together’ and the band completed their first full mix-down on the famous Abbey Road medley. Roughly one week later, on August 8, 1969, the band would participate in the photo shoot that resulted in the iconic Abbey Road album cover. Beatles signatures appearing on anything from the year 1969 are both scarce and extremely desirable. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks.
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