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Meet the Beatles album given to Dr. Jules Gordon for tending to George Harrison's sore throat prior to their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, beautifully signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Light edge toning, an inch-long separation to bottom edge, and chipping to spine, otherwise fine condition. The record is included. A…

Sold For: $120,693 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Wonderful and quite rare first UK pressing of the band’s debut EP, Twist and Shout, signed and inscribed in fountain pen on the back cover of the sleeve, “To Christine, love, John Lennon xxx,” “Ringo Starr xxx,” “love from Paul McCartney xxx,” and “George Harrison xxx.” Signatures were obtained in between August 19–24, 1963, in Bournemout…

Sold For: $20,296 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Two original vintage mono versions of With the Beatles albums, one signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” and “George Harrison,” and the other signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “Best wishes from Ringo Starr.” In very good condition, with uniform toning to back cover of first album, not at all detracting…

Sold For: $14,650 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Supremely rare vintage UK Beatles magazine from 1963, published by PYX, 7.25 x 9.5, 28 pages, featuring a classic color Dezo Hoffman photograph of the band in their matching gray collarless suits on the cover, beautifully signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” Accompanied by…

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Vintage circa early 1962 promo card photo of the Beatles, 5.5 x 3.5, featuring a studio pose of the band clad in matching suits and 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.&rdqu…

Sold For: $7,546 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Rare and highly desirable vintage Beatles Fan Club card, 5.5 x 4, featuring a classic Dezo Hoffmann portrait of the band in their famous collarless suits, signed in black ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison.” The card was signed on August 24, 1964, for Los Angeles Times photographer Larry Sharkey, and is ac…

Sold For: $18,616 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Uncommon vintage large format March 1963 issue UK Parlophone Records promotional card, 7.25 x 5, featuring an Angus McBean portrait of the band on the front, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Beatles, All the best to everyone at the Darwen Coop Rooms, Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr xx,” “John Lennon xxx,” and “George Harrison,“ w…

Sold For: $10,003 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Virtually nonexistent color cut-out insert from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band, 12 x 12, signed in fountain pen by John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, and signed in fountain pen along the bottom of cut-out number five, “Love, Paul McCartney.” Entire cut-out has been affixed to an identical size piece of cardboard. In fine condition, with McCartney’s signature, wh…

Sold For: $18,751 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Vintage tour program photo from the band’s 1963 tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, 8 x 10.25, signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” “Ringo Starr,” “Paul McCartney,” and” John Lennon.” Program is also signed by other artists on the tour, including Chris Montez, Tommy Roe, Debbie Lee, and the Viscounts. In very good to…

Sold For: $8,358 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Extremely rare vintage circa 1963 Beatles Christmas card featuring an image of the group in their distinctive collarless suits, measuring 5.5 x 3.5 closed, signed inside in fountain pen, “John Lennon xxx” and “Ringo Starr xxx,” and in ballpoint, “Love, Paul McCartney, (Beatles) xxx” and “George Harrison xxx.” The pre-printed sentiment on the right si…

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American Flyers Airline Corp. booklet depicting a plane in flight, 11 x 8.25, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, with an inscription added in an unknown hand, “Best to Marsha.” In fine condition. The Beatles chartered American Flyers for their both their first full US tour in 1964 and their return in 1965, flyin…

Sold For: $5,645 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

ALS signed “John (L),” one page, 5.75 x 10, 1976. Letter to the editor of Crawdaddy magazine, quickly written on the reverse of a January 15, 1976, letter to Lennon from senior editor Greg Mitchell, asking Lennon to contribute, “poetry, prose, art, photographs (of your kid?) or whatever. Maybe a summation of the whole Visa affair?” On the reverse Lennon writes, “I've …

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Original 1970 UK pressing of Lennon’s ‘Instant Karma,’ signed on the sleeve in black felt tip, “Peace from John Lennon,” and “Yoko Ono.” The 45 record is included. The record was presented to a nurse at a London hospital where she attended to either John or Yoko. Accompanied by a letter of provenance which states: “The Instant Karma sleeve signed by …

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Color glossy 14 x 11 photo of the Beatles in their Sgt. Pepper uniforms, signed in blue felt tip by Lennon above his image. Reverse of photo is stamped “Silver Screen Prod., Inc., ©1979.” In fine condition, with a single tack hole to top left corner tip, as well as a couple of very small creases along top edge. Any signed image from their iconic Sgt. Pepper album is quite rare, ev…

Sold For: $3,025 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

TLS signed “John Lennon, 74” adding a wonderful self-portrait caricature, one page, 6 x 11.5, September 7, 1974, typed “year of our Ford. 1974,” a reference to President Gerald Ford. Brief letter reads, in full: “This is/was my guitar. Hope you like it. It is yours, with love.” In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold below signature, but not affecting …

Sold For: $10,268 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Receipt from W. G. and H. M. French Grocers, 5 x 7.5, dated June 1, 1967, listing 12 deliveries to Lennons from May 2–31, 1967, totaling £139.9.4 1/2, and signed at the bottom, “John Lennon.” Receipt also bears a paid stamp dated June 20, 1967. Reverse bears an address panel to “Mrs. J. Lennon.” In fine condition. A momentous day in Beatle’s history, as th…

Sold For: $4,027 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Vintage program page from the Beatles–Roy Orbison concert program, 7.75 x 10.5, signed in black ink by George Harrison and John Lennon, with Lennon also signing Paul McCartney’s name. Page is matted with an ballpoint signature, “Ringo Starr,” to an overall size of 11 x 16. In fine condition, with tape remnants to top edge of program page. On this particular tour, Orbison wa…

Sold For: $1,932 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Color vintage 7.75 x 10.5 head-and-shoulders photo of Ringo Starr from the Beatles White Album, signed in black felt tip by Starr, and signed on the reverse in black felt tip, “John Lennon,” and “Yoko Ono Lennon.” In fine condition, with moderate contrast to Starr’s signature, some light soiling and foxing to reverse, as well as an old tape remnant to top; image side …

Sold For: $2,272 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of a photo collage of a man standing at a urinal and the lower portion of a woman’s face, with Lennon’s printed signature in the corner, signed on the reverse in black ballpoint, “‘Just Pissing About’ J. L.” A small tear to top edge, scattered soiling to image side, with only slight soiling to the reverse, otherwise fine condition…

Sold For: $2,749 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

A pair of Lennon’s personally-owned and -worn eyeglasses. Silver-finish wire rim glasses have clear oval frames and are shadow-boxed and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 11.25 x 12.5. The glasses were originally presented by Lennon to musician and entertainer Victor Borge, who provided piano work for Lennon in the 1970s and kept the glasses in his personal collection un…

Sold For: $23,077 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

A generous collection of Harrison’s hair, measuring up to 1.5″ long, part of a larger group which was originally presented by Harrison to Beatles Fan Club secretary Freda Kelly as part of a promotion for their fan club. Hair is sealed in a Mylar sleeve and affixed to a numbered certificate of authenticity. Also accompanied by a color copy of the front of the original on which Harrison …

Sold For: $959 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Glossy 8 x 10 official Beatles fan club photo of Harrison playing his guitar, signed in black felt tip. In fine condition. Signature was obtained in 1994 at the Los Angeles International Airport. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Sold For: $1,975 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Scarce Beatles for Sale album signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. The record is included. Beatles albums signed by Harrison along are quite uncommon, with this example being the first we have ever offered. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Sold For: $2,701 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details

Unused clear 14″ Tama drumhead, signed in black felt tip by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, signing first name only. In fine condition. Harrison‘s signature was obtained on December 14, 1992, at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles; McCartney’s was acquired on November 13, 2006, at a Virgin Megastore in New York; and Starr’s on October 21, 2012, in Ce…

Sold For: $4,789 (w/BP) Auction #425 - March 20, 2014 View Details