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Signed Beatles Ultra-rare UK Mono Edition Help Album

Ultra-rare UK mono edition of the Beatles Help! album, signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Chris, George Harrison,” “To Chris, thanks from John Lennon,” “To Chris, Thanks for your time!!! Paul McCartney, I had a ball!,” and “To Chris, Ringo Starr.” Album was signed in 1967, and is accompanied by a letter from the daughter of the original recipient, which reads, in part: “In 1967 Dad had the Beatles sign this mono Help album…Dad helped out with the Peggy Spencer dancing school on making a pop video with the Beatles. It was for a dance sequence for the song Your Mother Should Know. On completion of the video the Beatles autographed the album for my dad.” In very good condition, with some expected light skipping to signatures, scattered creases, and some toning and soiling. Choreographed by Peggy Spencer as a grand production number for Magical Mystery Tour, the routine for ‘Your Mother Should Know’ was reminiscent of an old-time dance number, with the band, clad in white tuxedos, dancing down a large staircase. By this time, the Beatles had largely withdrawn from public life and were virtually inaccessible to the public, making this album one of only several complete band-signed Help! albums known to exist. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Beatles Scarce Unused Concert ticket for their 1965 Atlanta concert

Complete unused concert ticket for the Beatles performance at Atlanta Stadium on August 10, 1965, 5 x 2.5, featuring an image of the ‘Fab Four’ in their famous collarless suits. The mustard-colored ticket granted admission to the upper level of the stadium. A fold at the stub and ballpoint notation to reverse, otherwise fine condition. The Atlanta show received praise for its terrific energy and excellent audio system—screaming fans at other venues often stifled the band’s sound. Full tickets for this concert are quite scarce as the Beatles sold out the stadium, most tickets being reduced to stubs upon admission. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on March 20, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Deauville Hotel Miami Postcard Signed By The Beatles

Rare vintage color 5.5 x 3.5 postcard of the Deauville Hotel in Miami, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” Small clipped images of each band member are affixed at the top. In fine condition, with very mild soiling and a barely perceptible crease. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Roger Epperson/REAL. One week after making their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, broadcast from New York, the Beatles again joined Sullivan—this time at the Deauville Hotel—for a special live show. A remarkable 70 million people tuned in across the country to watch the Fab Four perform six songs: ‘She Loves You,’ ‘This Boy,’ ‘All My Loving,’ ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘From Me To You,’ and ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand.’ A terrific item from the band’s American debut, marking one of the most important—and memorable—events in rock and roll history. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Beatles 1964 Vintage Ballpoint Signatures

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Beatles, To Sheila, lots of love, Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George Harrison,” on a light blue 6 x 7.25 sheet. In fine condition, with a single horizontal and vertical fold, with vertical fold passing through a few letters of signatures, and some light wrinkling. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. Signatures were obtained by Sheila McKinley of the Scottish singing group the McKinley Sisters, on April 28 or 29 in Scotland while her group was appearing in support of the band. Accompanied by McKinley’s 1964 diary, originally presented by the editors of the Music Magazine Pop Weekly, 3 x 4.75, detailing her appearances between April and July of 1964, including her two shows with the Beatles, adding the word “Fabulous,” after their appearance. Interestingly on the opposite page she has noted an appearance with the Rolling Stones which took place in Manchester on Sunday May 3, 1964, which she adds “Murder.” Also included is a copy of an interview with Sheila McKinley which appeared in the Bournemouth Echo in which she mentions meeting The Beatles. The brief interview reads, in part: “We were always a bit weary of John. It wasn’t that he was unfriendly, but he certainly had a sharp tongue and could be very caustic. I think he did it to build a fence around himself. He had a difficult childhood and the things that happen to you then make you the adult you are, so he had one or two issues, I’d say. Their dressing room was right next to ours and they were always borrowing our make-up.” Two color reproductions of pages from the Scottish tour program featuring the Beatles and the McKinleys, and three laser print photos of the Beatles in Scotland in April of 1964 also accompany these signatures. A great set of signatures obtained by a fan on the ‘inside,’ not long after their triumphant first appearances in the United States. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Beatles Signed Poster March 5, 1964

Original vintage color 11.5 x 19.75 poster of the band, signed in blue ballpoint, “George Harrison,” ”Ringo Starr,” “To Paul, with love, John Lennon,” and signed a remarkable four times, “Paul McCartney.” Some professionally repaired areas of surface loss and scuffs, as well as some well-done repaired tears, three light horizontal folds, light contrast to portions of a couple of McCartney’s signatures, and some touch-ups to Lennon’s facial area, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. The consignor notes that these signatures were acquired at Brasenose College in Oxford on March 5, 1964, where they were being entertained after a day of filming the railway sequences of A Hard Day’s Night. Oversized images of the Fab Four are considered quite rare. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Beatles Signed Rare 1963 Christmas Card

Extremely rare vintage circa 1963 Beatles Christmas card featuring an image of the group in their distinctive collarless suits, measuring 5.5 x 3.5 closed, signed inside in fountain pen, “John Lennon xxx” and “Ringo Starr xxx,” and in ballpoint, “Love, Paul McCartney, (Beatles) xxx” and “George Harrison xxx.” The pre-printed sentiment on the right side reads, “From Me—To You, Wishing you a Merry Christmas.” In fine condition, with a few slight surface impressions to front and slight haloing to McCartney’s signature. A superlative piece that invokes the lyrics of the very first Lennon–McCartney tune to enter the American pop charts. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Beatles

 

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Beatles John Lennon personally owned and worn eyeglasses

A pair of Lennon’s personally-owned and -worn eyeglasses. Silver-finish wire rim glasses have clear oval frames and are shadow-boxed and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 11.25 x 12.5. The glasses were originally presented by Lennon to musician and entertainer Victor Borge, who provided piano work for Lennon in the 1970s and kept the glasses in his personal collection until 1974, when he sold them to a wealthy Massachusetts family following his performance at their private anniversary celebration. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from one of the family members, Glenn Davis, which reads, in part: “I, Glenn Davis, hereby certify that this pair of Eyeglasses (Silver framed spectacles with oval clear lenses) originally owned and worn by the late John Lennon of the Beatles…were obtained by the late Victor Borge and were sold to my family on July 2, 1974 by Mr. Borge. As witnessed by a very large gathering at my late parents wedding anniversary on July 2, 1974 at Woodland Country and Golf Club…Mr. Borge personallypresented these glasses owned and worn by John Lennon to us as a gift to my mother.” Also accompanied by copies of the receipt for the glasses from Borge’s manager, Borge’s appearance contract, photos of Borge at the event and other related documentation. In fine condition, with expected wear. Lennon first began wearing this particular style of eyeglasses in the late 1960s, and wore them in countless appearances and photographs. A very scarce piece of rock and roll history, accompanied by impeccable provenance, that helped to shape Lennon’s public identity. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Beatles, John Lennon

 

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