A fully signed copy of The Beatles' Please Please Me is up for sale at Omega Auctions 'The Beatles Collection' Sale on 28th March.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have each signed on the reverse of the Album sleeve with each autograph described as 'bold, clear and of exceptionally large size'.
The record sleeve is the second-print version from later in 1963, and includes the Please Please me vinyl LP.
Potential buyers can bid with confidence as the item has been pre-authenticated by Beatles expert Roger Epperson.
The item has an opening bid of £3,200 and a realistic estimate of £8,000 - £12,000.
You can follow the auction at Omega Auctions.
Very few signed Beatles albums exist so they sell for big bucks.
In March 2015 Bonhams, Los Angeles, sold an autographed copy of The Beatles' album 'With The Beatles' for $36,250.
The autographs had been obtained by the journalist Peter Noble and, as provenance, the lot was accompanied by a photograph of Ringo Starr holding the album.
In October 2020 Sotheby's sold a signed copy of 'Love Me Do' for £30,240. This was considered special as it was The Beatles' first record and was signed the day after it's release.
The most valuable Beatles signed albums include a copy of The White Album, the only known example, which was sold by Tracks (UK) for a little over $200,000, and a copy of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club which sold for $290,500 at Heritage Auctions in 2013.
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