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“Meet the Beatles” Framed Display with All (4) Signatures on Postcard

Lot Number 217

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When Beatlemania hit U.S. soil in February 1964, few could imagine that the ardor The Beatles evoked would endure for subsequent generations. As the catalysts for “The British Invasion,” the quartet of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr has never left the American consciousness. With the untimely assassination of Lennon in December 1980, and Harrison's death to cancer in 2001, along with the matchless devotion of their followers, bona fide signed Beatles memorabilia is in perpetual demand. Dating to late 1963, the Fab Four penned the reverse of the offered 3-1/2 x 5-1/2” postcard. Harrison, Lennon and McCartney penned their signatures in black ballpoint, while Starr executed his endorsement with blue ballpoint. The well-placed signatures register (“8-9”) quality. The surface of the postcard depicts a youthful John Lennon and displays a combination of wear including tape repairs and corrective reinforcements to the image along with scattered creases, perimeter wear and light soiling. The autographs are minimally affected by those factors. Also part of the 22 x 27-1/2” framed ensemble is the acclaimed original 1964 release Meet the Beatles mono LP. The black wood framing concedes minimal exterior wear. Multiple LOAs can be viewed on our website.

1.) August 2006 auction LOA from PSA/DNA for R&R Enterprises;

2.) COA from R&R Enterprises;

3.) September 2006 LOA from Tracks of the United Kingdom;

4.) January 2007 photo LOA from expert Frank Caiazzo of The Beatles autographs.

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