Lot #6472
Beatles Signed Promo Card

Fully signed late 1962 Parlophone promo card, the first to feature Ringo with the band
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Estimate: $15000+

Description

Fully signed late 1962 Parlophone promo card, the first to feature Ringo with the band

Desirable early Parlophone Records promo card of the Beatles during a recording session in the Abbey Road Studios, 5.75 x 3.5, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, "To Tilly, love from some Beatles, George Harrison xx," "John Lennon xxx," "Love, Ringo Starr xxx," and "Paul McCartney xxx." In fine condition, with some light creasing and soiling. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

Parlophone Records produced a small number of promotional photo cards in two formats—a horizontal version and a vertical one, with pictures shot by famed Beatles photographer Dezo Hoffmann while the Beatles were in the studio recording their first single, ‘Love Me Do.' Almost all of these cards were signed on the reverse due to the lack of signing space on the front. Taken on September 4, 1962, the image shows the group in their final incarnation at the very beginning of their storied career, and the first promo card with new drummer Ringo.

Accompanied by letters of authenticity from noted Beatles experts Perry Cox and Frank Caiazzo, with the latter stating: “This card was signed by the Beatles in late 1962,” not too long after Ringo Starr joined the band replacing Pete Best. A truly outstanding set of Fab Four signatures that was acquired prior to the explosion of Beatlemania!

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: PSA Encapsulated Autograph Auction
  • Dates: #652 - Ended September 22, 2022