Lot 35: Sold for £8,100 hammer

Estimate £5,000-£6,000

The Beatles - An original fully signed LP,  1963 Please, Please Me, PMC 1202, signed in blue ink John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney.  Provenance - Obtained by the current vendor by descent. Originally owned by Pete Brownett. In July 1963 before they went global, The Beatles started their British tour by spending six consecutive nights at the Odeon in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare. During this time, the town became the fab four's home and many famous photographs of the band were taken on the beach and various locations. All four signatures were obtained on the Thursday of that week by Pete Brownett. Pete had just got his first job as a photographer, and one of his first assignments was to photograph the Beatles.  Please see the film in the link, and interview with Pete explaining that momentous occasion and how he acquired the signed record.

Condition report
Overall condition of the sleeve is poor. The record has suffered damage from a flood and the back of the record is discoloured by dark spotting, the flaps have become visible, small tears and losses to the upper laminate of the cover. Signatures remain in good condition. Record is in VG condition, however is sold unplayed and therefore sound quality cannot be guaranteed.

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