The Beatles: An autographed copy of the album 'Please Please Me', a black and gold label pressing, 1963,
Lot 202
The Beatles: An autographed copy of the album 'Please Please Me', a black and gold label pressing,
1963,
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,234) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Beatles: An autographed copy of the album 'Please Please Me', a black and gold label pressing, 1963,
Rock & Pop Memorabilia
The Beatles: An autographed copy of the album 'Please Please Me', a black and gold label pressing,
1963,
PMC 1202, with Dick James Music Co. publishing credits, the back cover signed and inscribed in blue pen All The Best from Paul McCartney, (Freddie and the Dreamers)LEAD signed by George Harrison and Ringo Starr with inscriptions (G.P.O) and Your friend respectively and John Lennon signed and inscribed Blast your hide from John Lennon (Loud rhythm, X), with statement of provenance from the vendor

Footnotes

  • According to the letter accompanying this lot, the signatures were obtained by Arthur Collins, the owner of The Normandie House Hotel, London, during the early 1960s. The accommodation was provided as a low key alternative for young music groups at the time to stay in following performances in and around the London area. As such groups including the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Freddy and the Dreamers all enjoyed staying there.

    These signatures were acquired one evening when the Beatles returned back to the hotel to find the owner and Freddy and the Dreamers sitting up drinking and playing cards. The Beatles joined the merriment and ended up using a rare gold and black label pressing of their debut album Please Please Me as a coaster in the centre of the table for the numerous glasses being used during the course of the night, evident water damage is visible on the sleeve.
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