Lot #9

Crisp signatures penned just moments before the Fab Four embarked on their first trip to America

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Crisp signatures penned just moments before the Fab Four embarked on their first trip to America

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Ringo Starr,” “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison,” on a beige 5.25 x 4.5 album page. Lennon has signed in blue ballpoint, with the three remaining members signing in black ballpoint. These signatures were acquired at London's Heathrow Airport on the morning of Friday, February 7, 1964, before The Beatles flew to New York to embark on their now-historic first visit to America. Trivial remnants of a professionally removed signature between Lennon and McCartney, a bit of light soiling, and light overall toning, a bit heavier to the edges, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by two letters of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, both dated July 24, 2008. One states the signatures date from 1964, the other is a letter of appraisal, placing its value of $8,000, stating “This is the current market value, as well as the current replacement value of this item as of this date.” Also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks, as well as an unsigned photo of the band boarding their plane. An amazing set of signatures, this piece comes to us from a truly pinnacle moment in Beatles history. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Modern Music
  • Dates: #382 - Ended January 26, 2012

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