The Beatles: a rare set of large signatures by each member of the band with corresponding self-portrait caricature sketches,  circa October 1963,
Lot 78
The Beatles: a rare set of large signatures by each member of the band with corresponding self-portrait caricature sketches,
circa October 1963,
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 27,998) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Beatles: a rare set of large signatures by each member of the band with corresponding self-portrait caricature sketches,
circa October 1963,
signed on an a piece of paper in blue ball-point pen by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison all with a self-portrait caricature, an additional inscription in George's hand To PHUSQUE Best wishes from the BEATLES, signed for use in a Swedish school magazine, 10½ x 8 inches (27 x 20cm), accompanied by a letter concerning the provenance and scrap book

Footnotes

  • The Beatles visited Sweden in October 1963 for their concert in the small town of Karlstad, performing in the hall of a secondary school. The signatures were obtained for use in the school magazine and the vendor, being the youngest invloved with the paper aged 12, was given the original signatures as a memento. This provenance is documented in the letter from the vendor included in this lot.
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