Beatles Autographs on the Back of Their Photo Sells for $10,470 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
The Beatles autographs are of course, like no other. Especially, in demand like no other. The Beatles autographs are not rare by any means, but there sure are a lot of forgeries and autographs signed by members of the Beatles entourage and not John, Paul, George and Ringo which adds to the authentic ones values. We at NateDSanders.com Auctions have been lucky enough to auction off a number of Beatles autographs. Here they are, with descriptions, pictures and prices realized:
Charming Beatles Autographs on a Photo With Funny Inscriptions by John, Paul, George and Ringo — “Why Don’t You Get A Job? Good heavens from John Lennon”
Charming publicity photograph of The Beatles sipping from china tea cups, with all of the Beatles autographs on verso in various inks with facetious messages by The Fab Four: “To Roy, why don’t you get a job? good heavens from John Lennon” with a hand-drawn crucifix motif; “To Roy you’re fired! you may think this is a joke, but if we come back soon, you’ll see…Paul McCartney”; “Why don’t you just piss off! George Harrison”; and, “To Roy, the best barman in L.A, Ringo Starr”. Additionally inscribed and signed “To Mother Roy it’s been fun nowing [sic] you Neil Aspinall” and further annotated in an unknown hand. Glossy photo measures 6″ x 8″. Diagonal crease across upper right of photo, some dampstaining and fingerprints on verso, else near fine. A rare, fantastic piece showing the Fab Four’s playful wit. Sold for $10,470.
Very Clean, Exceptional Postcard with the Beatles Autographs — With COA by Beatles Expert Frank Caiazzo
Very attractive Fan Club photo card with The Beatles autographs; “Paul McCartney,” “George Harrison,” “John Lennon” and “Ringo Starr.” Each man signed his name in red ball point pen near his respective image. Photocard features a black and white photo of the Beatles, playfully posed circa 1963, and is in very good condition, unusually so for a card signed by all the band members. Official Fan Club signed cards are quite rare, as secretaries would often sign them them in lieu of the Fab Four themselves. Light spot of discoloration above Paul McCartney’s image and creasing to corners. The ink in Paul’s name also ran out as he was signing so the “tney” is not readily visible. Paper and tape residual to verso from being affixed to a photo album. Overall an exceptional, clean piece. Measures 5.5″ x 4.25″ With Frank Caiazzo COA certifying that the Beatles autographs are authentic. Sold for $8,400.
The Beatles Autographs on Two Pages
Autograph book withThe Beatles autographs. Signed to two pages in bold black ink, “The Beatles / Paul McCartney / Ringo Star / George Harrison / John Lennon.” Autographs obtained at the 31 May 1963 Nelson Imperial Ballroom concert. Book additionally signed by the Animals, P.J. Proby, Tommy Roe, Matt Monro, Billy J. Kramer and Freddie and the Dreamers. Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity from Tracks, the world’s leading authority on Beatles memorabilia. Wear to edges, backstrip missing. Covers loose but still attached, pages still bound together. Signatures show slight fading but remain legible. Book condition fair; signatures, excellent. Sold for $6,756.
Beatles Autographs with PSA/DNA LOA
Excellent set of Beatles autographs. 5.5″ x 3.25″ off-white sheet signed in ink by all four of The Beatles. Obtained by a policeman at their Odeon performance, autographs read, “John Lennon,” “Paul McCartney,” “Ringo Starr,” and “George.” Double matted and framed with a photo of the Fab Four on the Ed Sullivan Show to an overall size of 13.25″ x 19.5″. Accompanied by PSA/DNA Letter of Authenticity certifying that the Beatles autographs are authentic as well as a letter of provenance from a female fan who states that “the Beatles autographs…were received by me from a policeman who was on duty at a time when they appeared at the Odeon in Birmingham in the 1960s.” Some light wrinkling and creasing, else near fine. Sold for $5,012.
Early Beatles Autographs on a Photo — All Fab Four Sign — With Dedication in George’s Hand — With TRACKS COA
Early “Beatles” photo signed by all 4 members. The Fab Four pose in the city of their origin, Liverpool, England with the Liver Building in the background. 1963 promotional photo is signed: “Paul McCartney”, “Ringo Starr”, “George Harrison” and “John Lennon”. Lennon signs in red. A dedication across the top of the image in George’s hand reads: “To Enties kids, best wishes from the Beatles”. Measures 6.25″ x 4.75″. Toning, creasing and fading, with adhesive residue to verso; very good. With LOA from TRACKS attesting that the Beatles autographs are authentic. Sold for $5,000.
The Beatles Autographs on One Page — With Tracks COA
A white page from a notebook with The Beatles autographs in blue ballpoint pen. Paul McCartney has added “Beatles” above his name. The autographs were obtained at the Plaza Ballroom, Old Hill near Birmingham, England on 5 July 1963. Comes with a letter from the original recipient. Measures 2.75″ x 4″. Page shows some signs of aging and the ink in part of Ringo signature is smudged slightly. With Tracks COA guarantying that the Beatles autographs are authentic. Sold for $4,680.
1963 Full Set of Beatles Autographs — With Tracks COA
Rare set of Beatles autographs on the inside of a cigarette packet that was obtained after a 1963 concert. Entitled “Beatles,” the card bears the signatures of all four members of the iconic rock band: “John Lennon” in red ink at the upper left corner, “George Harrison” in red ink above the center, “Ringo Starr xxx” at the center in blue ink and “Love Paul McCarthy xxx” in blue ink at the bottom. Accompanied by a July 1995 letter of provenance from Mrs.Traynor Bury Lancashire who obtained the autographs. LOA reads, “The set of Beatles signatures on the inside of a Players cigarette packet were obtained personally in the dressing room after a Beatles concert at the Co-Operative Hall, Darwen on the 25 January 1963.” Measuring 2.75″ x 2.25″, card is worn with creasing and a halo effect to Starr’s signature, but all names are still dark and vibrant. Includes a Tracks COA attesting that the Beatles autographs are authentic. Sold for $4,488.
Beatles Signed Program From 1962 — Signed by John, George & Paul — With Roger Epperson COA
The Beatles autographs on their program from very early in 1962, featuring the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Each man signs below his photo on two pages, with John and George signing on one page, and Paul signing on another, ideal for framing. On the verso is information on a Little Richard concert at The Tower, dated 12 October 1962. Signatures read, ”John Lennon xx”, ”George Harrison xx” and ”love Paul McCartney xxx”. Ringo has not signed. Little Richard and The Beatles first met performing in Hamburg, where they performed from 1960-63, before Beatlemania took hold of the world. Staple mark to corner of each page, some fading to Paul’s signature and creasing, with one horizontal fold affecting Paul’s signature. Overall very good and visually powerful, with their photos and ”The Beatles” in large font alongside one page. With a COA from Roger Epperson for all three signatures certifying that the Beatles autographs are authentic. Sold for $2,500.