Friday, 25 July 2008

Another post card

The Beatles' Parlophone Records promo postcards seem to be all the rage at the moment. A RARE postcard signed by all four Beatles following a Liverpool performance is going under the hammer next month.
The autographs were obtained by the vendor who attended a concert on May 26th 1963 at the Liverpool Empire. The postcard comes with the original seat ticket for that concert, together with an official programme which also features Roy Orbison and Gerry and The Pacemakers. The programme contains an inset ticket application form for a forthcoming concert starring Jerry Lee Lewis, Freddie and the Dreamers and the British Blue Caps. This lot also contains a number of contemporary press clippings relating to the Beatles.
Each band member’s signature is clearly legible, as are sets of kisses (XXX) from John, Paul and Ringo, but not George.
The Wirral-based owner has been told by experts that it will attract bids of up to £3,000 when it is sold in Halls fine art auction house in Shrewsbury.
Stewart Orr, Halls’ collectibles expert, said: “There is no doubt whatsoever about the authenticity of these autographs, which were obtained before The Beatles were really famous.”
Included in the same lot as the autographs are the ticket and programme from the concert that also featured Roy Orbison and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The items will be lots in a toys and collectibles sale on August 8.

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