Signed Beatles album cover auctioned
[ 2006-12-27 15:48 ]
This undated file photo shows The Beatles. From top, clockwise, are Paul
McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George
An album cover signed by all four Beatles as a
gift for George Harrison's sister has sold at auction for more than
The sale was believed to set a record price for a signed Beatles album
purchased at a public sale, said Mark Zakarin, president of the online
auction company ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com. The exact price, with the buyer's
commission, was $115,228.82.
Bidding began at $25,000. The copy of "Meet The Beatles," the band's
first US release on Capitol Records, was put up for sale by Harrison's
sister, Louise. The sale was held Friday.
Harrison wrote above his signature: "To Lou with love from `Brother'!!"
John Lennon's inscription read, "To Lou many love from John Lennon X."
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr expressed similar feelings when all four
signed the album cover while aboard a train to Washington for a 1964