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Ultra rare UK stereo first pressing first cover With the Beatles album signed in the upper white area in blue ballpoint, “Ringo Starr,” “George Harrison,” “Paul McCartney,” and “John Lennon.”The signatures were acquired at the Liverpool Empire on December 7, 1963, during a backstage meeting with a male fan after he was a guest of the group during the…

Sold For: $49,889 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Extraordinary vintage semi-glossy 9.75 x 7 photo of the Beatles on stage circa 1963, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “John [L]ennon, To Rita, Love from the Beatles,” “Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” In very good condition, with three trimmed edges (the “L” in Lennon’s signature is trimmed off), a few uno…

Sold For: $12,105 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage 7 x 9.25 tour program photo from the band’s 1963 tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, signed in blue ballpoint, “Ringo Starr xxx,” “John Lennon xx,” “Lots of love, Paul McCartney xxxx,” and “George Harrison.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 23.25 x 17.75. Moderate creasing, not affecting legibility of signatures, central…

Sold For: $12,128 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Outstanding original vintage glossy 6.5 x 8.5 full-length photo of the band taken in November 1962 by Astrid Kirchherr, boldly signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney xxx,” “John Lennon xxx,” “George Harrison xxx,” and “Ringo Starr xxx.” In very good condition, with some scattered creases, none affecting the amazing signatures, and s…

Sold For: $11,542 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage promo card photo of the Beatles, circa early 1962, 5.5 x 3.5, showing the band, clad in matching suits, sitting in a semi-circle, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “To Jean, love Paul McCartney xxx,” “Love to Jean from Pete Best xxx,” “Love to Jean from John Lennon xxx,” and “Jean, George Harrison xxx.” In fine condition…

Sold For: $9,538 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Please Please Me album signed and inscribed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “To Linda, love from the Beatles, John Lennon xxx,” “Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” Back cover is also signed in blue ballpoint by Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. In good to very good condition, with scattered soiling and staining, partial separation …

Sold For: $23,271 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage Parlophone Records promotional photocard from October of 1962, 5.5 x 3.25, featuring an image of the band working in the recording studio, signed on the reverse in green ballpoint, “Ringo Starr xxx,” and “John Lennon,” and in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” and “George Harrison.” Double-matted and framed (so both sides may be viewed) with a…

Sold For: $5,132 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Original vintage oversized B.O.A.C.—Cunard in-flight menu for the “Beatles Bahamas Special” London to New York flight in February of 1965. The four-page menu measures 7.5 x 10.75, and is signed and inscribed in black ballpoint on the first page, “Best wishes to Stephen, Paul McCartney,” “Good heaven from John Lennon,” and “Ringo Starr,” and sig…

Sold For: $4,665 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

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 &l…

Sold For: $10,888 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “John Lennon” and “Ringo Starr,” on a light green 5.5 x 3.25 album page from 1964, and “Beatles George Harrison xxx” and “Paul McCartney xxx,” on a beige 6 x 3 album page, bearing a collector’s notation on the reverse, “Ritz Ballroom Birmingham, Fri 15th February 1963.” In fine condition, with a few lig…

Sold For: $4,681 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage circa 1967 ballpoint signatures, “George Harrison,” “and John Lennon,” “Ringo Starr,” and “Paul McCartney,” on the reverse of a blank off-white 8 x 6.25 ‘waitress summary’ sheet. Affixed to a slightly larger card. In fine condition, with insignificant central vertical and horizontal folds (passing through signatures) and slight sh…

Sold For: $6,528 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage 3.5 x 5.5 Valex merchandising card, featuring images of all four band members, signed in fountain pen, “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr,” and “Paul McCartney.” Card also bears an almost imperceptible imprint of a John Lennon signature in the hand of Neil Aspinall. In fine condition, with a bit of light contrast to end of McCartney’s signature. Signa…

Sold For: $2,064 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Promotional copy of the Double Fantasy album signed on the back in black ballpoint in the sky area of the Kishin Shinoyama photo, “Love, John Lennon” and “Yoko Ono.” The record is not included. The album jacket, which is embossed with ‘Promotional Copy Not For Sale,’ and also bears a sticker which states, “Includes the single (Just Like) Starting Over,&rdq…

Sold For: $16,115 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Color vintage semi-glossy 7.75 x 10.75 photo of Lennon originally distributed with the White Album, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black felt tip, “To Carl, love from John Lennon” and “Yoko Ono Lennon,” with John adding his self-portrait doodle of the couple below the signatures. In very good condition, with noticeable scattered creases, scattered soiling, and areas…

Sold For: $3,467 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Limited edition 29.75 x 23 lithograph entitled ‘Erotic No. 3,’ from the Bag One series, numbered 211/300, signed in the lower right corner in pencil, “John Lennon.” In very good condition, with mild uniform toning over image and portion of borders from previous display, some scattered creases, and more noticeable 2″ vertical gouge to background of left side. Lennon&rs…

Sold For: $3,327 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Two reels containing an unedited audio interview with Lennon and Ono conducted by Howard Smith in Toronto around late 1969. Smith, an overnight rock DJ and columnist for the Village Voice enjoyed unprecedented access to such rock luminaries as Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Pete Towshend and countless others. Both 1200″ tapes are in their original boxes with one labeled in an unknown han…

Sold For: $2,695 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Walls and Bridges album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Richard and Cynn ‘Home’ with love and tee shirts from yer old pal John 74,” adding a self-portrait caricature under his signature, as well as small sketches of an elephant and a dog. Lennon has also added the proper genitalia to one of the soccer players on the album cover. In very good c…

Sold For: $5,145 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Eight unpublished original 2.25 x 2.25 negatives of the Beatles arriving in Adelaide during their 1964 tour of Australia. Three show the Beatles—John, Paul, and George—deplaning and on the tarmac, three show them riding in a special convertible, and two show immense crowds gathered to receive them. Includes contact prints of each negative. Images are sold with copyright. In overall fin…

Sold For: $2,749 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Extremely rare membership card for the 1959–60 season at the Casbah Coffee Club, measuring 4.5 x 3.5 closed, filled out inside with the information of a Liverpudlian patron, and dated June 2, 1960. In fine condition, with two blue ink marks to the front and trivial edge toning. Accompanied by letters of authenticity from Tracks and from noted Beatles expert Perry Cox. The Casbah Club was own…

Sold For: $5,361 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Unusual vintage magazine photo, trimmed to an approximate size of 4.5 x 6.5, showing John Lennon and Paul McCartney in wedding dresses, signed in green ballpoint, “John Lennon,” and “Paul McCartney.” In fine condition, with irregular edges, McCartney’s signature a shade light, and a tape repair on the reverse to a complete vertical separation, affecting a single lette…

Sold For: $1,383 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “To Lynda love from John Lennon xxx,” and “Love to Lynda, Paul McCartney xxx,” on opposite sides of a 4.5 x 4 light green album page, with a small clipped photo of Lennon and McCartney affixed to each side. In very good condition, with skipping to portions of McCartney’s signature, resulting in part of the signature being fairly light, bu…

Sold For: $1,521 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage 5.75 x 7.5 Beatles deckle-edge promotional photo (SP584), signed in blue ballpoint, “Ringo Starr,” and “Paul McCartney.” In fine condition, with a few trivial surface dings and a bit of light skipping to end of McCartney’s signature. The first vintage McCartney/Starr signed item we have offered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Sold For: $779 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Early vintage semi-glossy photo of Harrison dressed in his black leather jacket and holding his guitar, trimmed to a size of 3 x 3.75, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint “To Beryl with love from George Harrison (xxxx).” A bit of mild soiling to reverse, and scattered light surface marks, creases, and impressions to image side, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified…

Sold For: $530 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details

Vintage ballpoint signature, “John Lennon,” on an off-white 4 x 3.5 envelope, with a collector’s date notation of February 20, 1967, at top left. In good condition, with signature very light, but still mostly legible, due to poor ink flow, tape toning along edges, touching the top of one letter of signature, and some light surface rubbing. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR…

Sold For: $584 (w/BP) Auction #415 - September 26, 2013 View Details