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Group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame programs from 1987, 1988, and 1989, each approximately 8.5 x 12, with inductees including: Aretha Franklin, Carl Perkins, Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Roy Orbison, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B. B. King, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dion, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and others…

Unsold: $0 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Promotional 16.5 x 11 cardstock poster for a "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Commemorative Section" in the August 27th issue of the Ohio newspaper The Plain Dealer, signed in black felt tip by eight legendary musicians, including: Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Robbie Robertson, Jackson Browne, Sam Moore, and Martha Reeves. The poster is also signed by late Ohio Governor George Voino…

Sold For: $303 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Official 'R' hologram-style RIAA multi-platinum sales award presented "to Larry Magid to commemorate the sale of more than 6,000,000 copies of the Geffen Records cassette and C.D. 'Get a Grip.'" Stylishly framed with its plate, six CDs, and a large image of the album cover behind fingerprinted Plexiglas, measuring to an overall size of 21 x 17. Award retains its original backing w…

Sold For: $275 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

The Best of The Lovin' Spoonful, Volume Two album signed on the front cover in blue felt tip by John Sebastian, Jerry York, Steve Boone, and Joe Butler. In fine condition. The record is included. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from REAL and Beckett Authentication Services.

Unsold: $0 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Highly appealing original 39.75 x 21.75 poster promoting the Capitol Records release of Something New, the 1964 Beatles album that included several songs from the British release of A Hard Day's Night, with song titles and image of the band performing on the Ed Sullivan show to right side, and large bold text to left side: "Here Now! The Beatles, Newest and Greatest!" Rolled, archiva…

Sold For: $1,283 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Rare original vintage glossy 10 x 8 contact sheet of outtake photos taken by Robert Whitaker, featuring twelve different images from the famous 'Butcher Cover' photo session for the band's ninth studio album, Yesterday and Today. The photos were taken by Whitaker at the Vale Studio in Chelsea, London on March 25, 1966. In very good condition, with scattered light creasing and dimpling…

Sold For: $1,378 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

The Beatles Yesterday and Today stereo 'second state' butcher cover (Capitol, 1966). This 'second state' example features the revised 'trunk cover' pasteover that Capitol Records used to fix the already printed album sleeves in response to public backlash. Ringo's tell-tale black v-neck from the original image can be seen through the pasteover on the right side. In fin…

Sold For: $938 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

The Beatles Yesterday and Today mono 'third state' butcher cover (Capitol, 1966). This 'third state' version features the 'butcher' cover, the previously affixed 'trunk' cover pasteover having been professionally peeled from the album jacket to reveal the butcher cover underneath. The peel is in good to very good condition, with heavy overall creasing, staining, an…

Sold For: $963 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

The Beatles Yesterday and Today stereo 'third state' butcher cover (Capitol, 1966). This 'third state' version features the 'butcher' cover, the previously affixed 'trunk' cover pasteover having been professionally peeled from the album jacket to reveal the butcher cover underneath. In very good to fine condition, with overall creasing to the peel, which also bears…

Sold For: $1,411 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Two internal memos from NEMS Enterprises arranging for the infamous 'Butcher Cover' photo shoot, sent to Brian Epstein by Tony Barrow, each one page, 7.75 x 10, March 7 and 18, 1966. Both have the subject "The Beatles/Photography." The first, in full: "There is a new shortage of colour and black and white material on The Beatles to satisfy numerous demands—particularly for America, …

Sold For: $3,745 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Outstanding vintage circa late 1963 ballpoint signatures, "Paul McCartney," "George Harrison," "John Lennon," and "Ringo Starr,” on an off-white 5.25 x 6.5 album page. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, who notes that "these are excellent, complete examples of their signatures. Thi…

Sold For: $12,856 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Handwritten set list by Brian Epstein's personal assistant Wendy Hanson for the Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show appearance recorded on August 14, 1965, one page, 4.25 x 6, Waldorf Astoria stationery, in full: "I feel fine, I'm down, Ringo - Act Naturally / Ticket to ride, Yesterday, Help, Ed Sullivan." The set list would have been written down by Wendy Hanson during a phone conversation bet…

Sold For: $3,745 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Extremely rare full ticket for the Beatles' legendary concert at New York's Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965, 6.25 x 1.5, issued for "Upper Reserved," "Sec. 27," "Row U," and "Seat 13," with front featuring an image of the group in matching suits, and reverse listing rain check information. Displayed in a plastic screw-down holder. In very good to fine condition, with light soiling and sta…

Sold For: $3,000 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Scarce NEMS bi-fold program for the 1966 documentary The Beatles at Shea Stadium, 9 x 13.75, containing a synopsis of the film by Beatles press officer Tony Barrow and several images of the band during their historic concert at the New York City stadium on August 15, 1965. In very good to fine condition, with some light toning and creasing. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks…

Sold For: $1,498 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Sought-after pair of items: a full ticket for the Beatles' concert at New York's Shea Stadium on August 23, 1966, 6.25 x 1.4, issued for "Upper Reserved," "Sec. 6," "Row R," and "Seat 10," with front featuring an image of the Beatles in matching suits; and an original color 6.25 x 8.75 flyer for the Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in 1965, which depicts the band huddled together against a…

Sold For: $605 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

First-rate vintage matte-finish 10 x 8 photo of the Beatles wearing matching collarless suits during a Dezo Hoffman photo shoot in 1963, signed in black ballpoint, "John Lennon, xxx," and in blue ballpoint, "George Harrison, xxx," "Paul McCartney," and "Ringo Starr, xxx." In fine condition, with a few light creases and very faint discoloration in the bottom …

Sold For: $18,056 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Signed book: Songs by George Harrison. Limited edition, numbered 714/2500. Surrey, England: Genesis Publications Limited, 1987. Leather-bound hardcover with clamshell case, 7 x 10.25, 175 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by Harrison. Also signed on a bookplate affixed to the first free end page by the illustrator Keith West. Slipcase includes a limited edition four-song CD with the t…

Sold For: $1,059 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Apple Records, Inc. business check, 8 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Harrison, "George Harrison," payable to Frenches for £9.10.2, January 15, 1971. In fine condition.

Sold For: $1,411 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

UK mono pressing of the Beatles' debut album Please Please Me, annotated on the reverse of the sleeve in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, "(Married)," a reference to his unpublicized marriage to Cynthia Powell. In fine condition, with some small tears and creases to edges. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, stating that this was formerly the proper…

Sold For: $2,505 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Maclen (Music) Ltd. business check, 7.75 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, payable to Arthur Young McClelland Moors & Co. for £3942.0.0, January 17, 1977. In fine condition. Just a week earlier, the Beatles had finally settled their lawsuit against their former manager Allen Klein, paying a little over five million dollars. Klein was hired a…

Sold For: $18,750 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Limited edition 29.75 x 22.75 lithograph entitled entitled 'Erotic No. 4' from Lennon's infamous 'Bag One' portfolio, numbered 15/300, prominently signed in pencil, "John Lennon." The oversized print depicts an intimate scene between Lennon and Yoko Ono. Beautifully mounted, matted, and framed to an overall size of 40 x 32.5. In very fine condition. Accompanied by a full lette…

Sold For: $1,914 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Very desirable glossy 8 x 10 Apple Records publicity photo of Lennon during a recording session, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Gabi, ich liebe dich, John Lennon, 74," who draws a small smiley face with glasses. In fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Accompanied by certificates of authenticity from Tracks and Beckett Authentication Services, and a letter of authenticity fr…

Sold For: $14,584 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Early vintage glossy 4.75 x 3 photo of Lennon in a leather jacket taken by Paul McCartney’s brother Mike in 1962, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Love to Tonie, from John Lennon, xxxx.” Handsomely double-matted and framed with a reproduction of the front of the photograph to an overall size of 11 x 14.25. In fine condition. The photo was taken in the McCa…

Sold For: $2,113 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details

Christmas card sent to actor Victor Spinetti in 2009, measuring 5.25 x 7.25 closed, signed and inscribed inside in black ballpoint, "Dear Victor, Paul (McC), xx," with playful sketches of a heart and smiley face. The front of the card depicts a pastel angel by Edward Burne-Jones. In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Spinetti appeared in the Beatles' films A Ha…

Sold For: $1,004 (w/BP) Auction #571 - December 12, 2019 View Details