Lot #600
Beatles: John Lennon

Please Please Me album signed by Lennon for a young Menlove Ave. neighbor
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Estimate: $8000+


Please Please Me album signed by Lennon for a young Menlove Ave. neighbor

Please Please Me album (black-and-yellow UK mono Parlophone pressing) boldly signed and inscribed on the back cover in fountain pen, "Love to Joy, from John Lennon, xxxx." In very good to fine condition, with corner creasing, and a short tear to the top edge. The record is included. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: "The story starts with myself, a nine-year old girl who lived at 261 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool. My cousin Ray lived a few houses down the road. I used to play outside when I came home from school most days and a green Ford Pop van used to park outside 251 Menlove Avenue. I asked if my cousin knew the four boys who kept going in the house, he replied that he did and that he went to school with one of them, John Lennon, and that the boys had formed a group called the Beatles. One day I saw Cynthia Lennon pushing her son Julian in a pram along the road, I asked her if I could help push the pram, 'yes' she said. I was asked to go in the house where I met the boys. As a nine-year old I was a bit nervous but I just went for it and asked John for his autograph and he obliged. Unfortunately, I didn't ask the other three Beatles for their signatures. I was a regular visitor to 251 Menlove Avenue after that but as the group became famous and busy they no longer came to Menlove Avenue."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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