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Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of the casually dressed Fab Four on a beach in the Bahamas during the filming of Help, signed and inscribed in black felt tip “To Maggie, love from George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr.” A few trivial light creases and surface marks, light fading to ink, and light show-through of horizontal l…

Sold For: $22,607 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Original vintage promotional cover slick for the British album release of A Hard Day's Night, presented to a stewardess on The Beatles’ flight from London to Liverpool on July 10, 1964, signed in black ballpoint, “John Lennon,” “George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” and “Ringo Starr,” with each band member signing on the line of his respective im…

Sold For: $30,202 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Hofner bass guitar (circa 1959) originally signed in black ink by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison on June 6, 1964. Absolutely unique, and the only surviving guitar signed by multiple members of The Beatles during the 1960s. In very good condition, with dings to the body and surface loss along the edges. Originally offered by Christie's in South Kensington, London, on May 29, 1997, …

Sold For: $17,334 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Vintage glossy 9.5 x 7.75 Topstar Portraits group photo (TS 128) of the young band from 1963, signed in blue ballpoint by all four. Lightly trimmed edges, light skipping to Lennon’s, Starr’s, and Harrison’s signatures, scattered creasing, with a diagonal crease through portion of Lennon’s signature, light silvering to darker areas, surface marks and impressions, and some li…

Sold For: $18,132 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Spectacular and large in-person vintage ballpoint signatures, “The Beatles, George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “John Lennon,” on an off-white 6.25 x 6 album page. Consignor notes signatures were obtained in 1963 by a vendor at Cheltenham. In fine condition, with some light spotting to top left corner, and some other light blocks o…

Sold For: $7,687 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Ringo Starr,” “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison,” on a beige 5.25 x 4.5 album page. Lennon has signed in blue ballpoint, with the three remaining members signing in black ballpoint. These signatures were acquired at London's Heathrow Airport on the morning of Friday, February 7, 1964, before The Beat…

Sold For: $7,687 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Vintage program for the Mersey Beat Show Case, 7 x 9.5, six pages, featuring a two-page biographical spread of the band on the inside front cover and first page, signed in fountain pen, “John Lennon xxx,” “George Harrison xx,” and “Ringo Starr,” and signed in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney xxx.” Each member has signed next to his respective photo. P…

Sold For: $30,975 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Original 4.5 x 7 menu for the supper party following the Royal World Premiere of Help!, held at the Dorchester Hotel on Thursday, July 29th, 1965. Boldly signed in pencil on the reverse of one of the two inside pages, “Best wishes Ringo Starr,” “John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” and “George Harrison.” Menu is also signed on the inside front cover by co…

Sold For: $8,575 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Rare invitation to an EMI lunchtime cocktail party held in honor of the Beatles. Invitation measures 5.75 x 4.5, and reads, ‘The Directors of E.M.I Records Ltd. cordially invite Mrs. S. Bell to a Lunchtime Cocktail party to be given in honour of Britain’s top recording group The Beatles on Monday Next, November 18th, 1963, at 12 noon in The Conference Room, E.M.I. House, 20 Manchester …

Sold For: $10,376 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Liverpool Echo newspaper special edition, featuring a Salute to the Beatles on the front cover, 11.5 x 14.5, signed in ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison (ins). A central horizontal fold, uniform shade of toning with scattered foxing, rough edges with tears along the edges of the cover and pages, and light contrast to the signatures of Lennon and McCartney, otherwise ver…

Sold For: $2,701 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Very early ALS, signed “John Lennon xxx,” one page on an unfolded envelope, 5.5 x 9, no date, but postmarked July 28, 1963. Lennon writes to Bridget. In full: “Thanks for your letter and photo. As you see I have no paper. See you soon I hope.” Accompanied by the original envelope, which bears the initials “JB” drawn by Lennon with the addition of whimsical beetl…

Sold For: $4,145 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Signed book: Grapefruit. Later printing. London: Sphere Books Limited, 1971. Paperback, 5 x 5. Signed in black felt tip on the first free end page by John Lennon and in blue felt tip by Yoko Ono. The consignor indicates that the signatures were obtained at the paperback launch of the book at Selfridges, London, on July 15, 1971. In very good condition, with uniform toning to all pages, and scatter…

Sold For: $2,749 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

DS, two pages, 8 x 10, July 9, 1969. An agreement between E.M.I. Records and Lennon for the recording of 'Give Peace a Chance.' Document reads, in part: “Nemperor Holdings Limited as it now is of the second part and Mr. Lennon and others of the third part, the Company is entitled to the exclusive recording services of (inter alia) Mr. Lennon.We hereby authorise Mr. Lennon to record for Apple…

Sold For: $14,676 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Very rare notarized financial DS, one page both sides, 5 x 6, February 18, 1975. Barclay’s Bank Power of Attorney form in which Lennon appoints, “David Miller my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name, place and stead to make, sign, and execute any and all checks, drafts or other instruments upon all funds standing to my credit on the books of Barclays Bank of New York.”…

Sold For: $5,361 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

DS, one page both sides, 8 x 13, October 15, 1968. A publishing agreement between Maclen Music Limited, Northern Songs Limited and John Lennon and Paul McCartney for the song, 'Cry Baby Cry.' Document makes provision for the distribution of money between the publishers and Maclen, with both parties equally dividing all performing and broadcasting fees. Signed on the reverse in black felt tip by Le…

Sold For: $4,715 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Limited edition 1990 John Lennon model Rickenbacker limited edition electric guitar and case, model 325JL, entirely handmade in America from solid Eastern Rock Maple with a rosewood fingerboard on a three quarter scale neck complimented with three vintage Rickenbacker pickups. This series offers features which make it unique within the Rickenbacker product line. The Company located some of the ori…

Sold For: $3,660 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Unsigned TL, one page of shiny brown, textured paper, 7.5 x 4.5, personalized letterhead from Kenwood, Cavendish Rd., Weybridge, November 9, 1967. Appears that at one point, this letter was signed, with the bottom portion that once bore the signature removed. Lennon writes a brief letter to Susan Tebbutt, in full: “Thank you for your letter. I really do sympathize with you over Winston, but …

Sold For: $135 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Fabulous signed book: These Are Places I’ll Remember: The Beatles Early Venues in and around Merseyside. Later printing. Merseyside: INPRINT, 2001. Softcover, 6 x 8, 79 pages. Signed in black felt tip on the front cover. In fine condition, with light contrast and slightly irregular ink adhesion to the signature. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Tracks LTD. Pre-certified Roger Epp…

Sold For: $397 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album signed on the front cover in black felt tip by McCartney. In fine condition. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Sold For: $1,675 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Signed book: Paintings. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2000. Hardcover with dustjacket, 10.25 x 12.75, 146 pages. Signed in black ink on the half-title page, “Paul McCartney.” In fine condition, with some light soiling on the signature page, lightly affecting the last letter of the signature. The book was signed at the Arnolfini Art Gallery in Bristol and was sold in…

Sold For: $779 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Beautiful left-handed sunburst-finish Hofner ‘violin’ or ‘Cavern’ B-Bass HI-Series bass guitar, beautifully signed on the pearloid pickguard in black felt tip. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in which he writes, ‘This signature was obtained in person in 2010.’ In 1961, the Beatles’ or…

Sold For: $4,027 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Joker playing card, signed vertically in blue felt tip, “Paul McCartney,” in July of 1969. In very good condition, with mild wear and scattered creasing, light toning around the edges, and some irregular ink adhesion. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Tracks. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Sold For: $858 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Original USA issue of a Meet the Beatles album signed on the back cover in black felt tip, “George Harrison.” Complete separation along spine, partial separations to top and bottom edge, several tack holes to top edge, scattered surface loss to back cover, and scattered moderate wear, soiling, and rubbing to both covers, otherwise very good condition. The record is included. Accompanie…

Sold For: $2,455 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details

Original album cover proof for Harrison’s 1987 release Cloud Nine, 28.5 x 16.7, signed and inscribed on the front cover, “To Gabrielle, love from George Harrison.” Some light edge and border creases, and some scattered light toning to bottom portion of front cover, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Perry Cox, and also by a letter of provenance…

Sold For: $2,455 (w/BP) Auction #382 - January 26, 2012 View Details