The Beatles: An Abbey Road street sign, with the original bill of sale from May 1970,
Lot 228
The Beatles: An Abbey Road street sign, with the original bill of sale from May 1970,
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,565) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Beatles: An Abbey Road street sign, with the original bill of sale from May 1970,
Lot Details
Rock & Pop Memorabilia
The Beatles: An Abbey Road street sign, with the original bill of sale from May 1970,
the enamelled sign lettered in black and red on a white ground, within metal frame, six fixing holes; with the bill of sale from Westminster City Council City Engineer's Department , dated 5.5.70 , authorising the release of 1 No. Old Street Nameplate:- ABBEY ROAD for which the sum of £1 has been paid, signed on behalf of the City Engineer, sign 18 x 30¼ inches (46x77cm)

Footnotes

  • The bill of sale is made out to a 'Mr. I. H. McMillan' who, in an extraordinary coincidence, had the same name as the photographer who took the album cover shots for 'Abbey Road'.

    The Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone was part of the County of London from 1900 to 1965. In 1965 it was abolished and was amalgamated with the Boroughs of Paddington and Westminster to form the City of Westminster. It is assumed that this sign was removed after the amalgamation in order for signs to be installed to reflect the new district.

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