Lot 821: Vintage circa 1964 color postcard published by BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) depicting London's famous Big Ben, 5.5 x 3.5, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint, "To Judy, Best Wishes, Jimmie Nicol," "Paul McCartney," "John Lennon," and "George Harrison." The signatures were obtained while the Beatles were en route to Sydney, Australia, on June 11, 1964. In very good condition, with several heavy creases. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from the brother of the original recipient, reading: "The Beatles handwritten autographs were collected by my brother Ken Brown when he took The Beatles to Australia in 1964. At the time he was a 24 year old steward and he remembers serving John Lennon two boiled eggs for his breakfast on the last leg down to Sydney Australia." Nicol replaced Ringo Starr from June 3–15, 1964, at the start of the Beatles' World Tour, while Ringo was suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis. An extremely rare piece, as Nicol was with the Beatles for under two weeks, playing a total of only eight shows.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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