Lot 815: Exceptional circa early 1964 official Beatles fan club card featuring a classic image of all four in their gray collarless suits, 5.5 x 4.25, signed in blue ballpoint by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: "I was given these autographs by The Beatles at the live performance at the ABC Cinema Midlothian on the 24th April [sic, the show was on April 29, 1964]. This was the only time the Beatles ever performed in Midlothian. The tickets cost six shillings and were limited to 1000. This was the first dance that I attended where everyone stopped to listen to the band. After so many years I still remember it clearly." The show at ABC Cinema was the Beatles' second live concert in the United Kingdom after returning from their triumphant first visit to America, which included their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Featuring an iconic image of the band by Dezo Hoffman, this is a supremely desirable example of a fully signed, uninscribed Beatles piece from the height of Beatlemania.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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