Lot #552
Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney Signed 'Beatles Book' from October 1963

Beatles Book signed by Lennon and McCartney in October 1963

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Estimate: $5000+

Description

Beatles Book signed by Lennon and McCartney in October 1963

Monthly copy of The Beatles Book from October 1963, No. 3, 22 pages, 6 x 8.25, with the front cover depicting the Beatles playing in a swimming pool, signed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon, x,” and on the back cover, “Paul McCartney.” Collector’s notation to the front cover dates the autographs to October 4, 1963, when the band were at the Television House in London, making their debut on the ITV television program ‘Ready Steady Go.’ In fine condition, with light handling wear, toning along the spine, and various fan notations throughout.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and by a letter of provenance from the original recipient: “John Lennon and Paul McCartney signed the Beatles Monthly book on 4 October 1963 at ‘Ready Steady Go.’ I went with 2 school friends but only one of us was lucky to be picked for the dance floor, myself and friend watched from behind barrier. My friend Sheila got the book signed for me. I remember Dusty Springfield was also on the bill.”

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #643 - Ended September 14, 2022





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