The Beatles Autographs value. How much are the Beatles Autographs worth?
Details of The Beatles Autographs Value. We all know that The Beatles sang money Can’t Buy Me Love but, it can certainly buy you great memorabilia from the Beatles, such as the Beatles autographs.
Autographs from The Beatles are the most sought after for any music fan and collector.
The Beatles Autographs value
Every year these increase in value but many factors come into place such as the condition of the item that signed. Which year the autographs are from. In 1963 their autographs were more easily obtained compared to the late ’60s. The later years are the more valuable autographs of The Beatles.
Signed photographs are the highest in demand, which means the highest priced. Along with autographs albums. Again, later albums such as Abbey Road and The White album being the highest values. Sgt Peppers signed Lp sold back in 2013 for $290,000. Abbey Road would be reaching $500,000. A Hard Day’s Night also sold in 2017 for $60,000.
A Please, Please, Me album signed on the rear sold in 2018 for $32,000 from a Beatles collector:
JOHN LENNON OWNED AND SIGNED YESTERDAY AND TODAY FIRST STATE BUTCHER ALBUM WITH DRAWING AND OTHER BEATLES SIGNATURES $179,200
The most common autographs are usually on pieces of paper. Full sets from 1963 (condition depending) would be around £3000 – £4500. 1964 – 1965 the Beatles autographs would reach between £4000 – £6000.
JOHN LENNON LOCK OF HAIR AND INSCRIBED CARD 2015 for $25,600
A John Lennon signed card with a lock of his hair. The card is inscribed “Love from ‘Bald’ John Lennon xxx” and is accompanied by an August 24, 1963, ticket to The Beatles concert at the Gaumont Theatre, where the card and lock of hair were obtained.
Handwritten letters by the band go for high amounts. Depending on the content and whom they were written to. In 2016, a Paul McCartney handwritten letter to the artist Prince sold for slightly over £11,000.
John Lennon’s Imagine Piano
In, 2000 the piano John Lennon used to write his Imagine, sold for £1.45 million. It was purchased by George Michael who used it to record an album then later donated to The Beatles autographs Story Liverpool Museum. The hammer price reached £1.45m but Michael paid an extra 15% commission to the auction house, bringing the total to £1.67m.
Additionally, during the same auction, a blue Ferrari 330GT owned by John Lennon, restored by Dodi Fayed, also put up for auction by Mr Fayed’s father Harrods owner Mohammed al Fayed. In addition, it fetched £110,000.
JOHN LENNON SGT. PEPPER ALBUM COVER SKETCH – 2017 for $87,500
Paper sketch by John Lennon of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover with Lennon’s handwriting of the album’s title on the central bass drum in the image. The drawing was found in a sketchbook left in Lennon’s former home, Kenwood in Surrey, England, and recovered by the new owners. The design of the album cover is known to have been executed by artist Peter Blake based on drawings provided by Paul McCartney.
All of The Beatles contributed to the design of the cover in some way. It is unknown how this undated drawing figures into the history of the album cover and Lennon’s involvement. In a 1967 press launch interview, Lennon was quoted as saying “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most important steps in our career. It had to be just right. We’ve tried, and I think succeeded, in achieving what we set out to do.”
Sgt Peppers Drum skin sells for over $1m
The drum head which featured on the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold for £541,250 ($1.07m); nearly four times the estimated price, at a Christie’s Rock and Pop auction in London. The famously painted bass drum used on the cover of the Beatles’ ground-breaking 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; the drum skin painted in gold, red, blue, green, pink and magenta and mounted on hardboard.
Furthermore, the skin mounted on a matched rope tension wooden bass drum painted in regulation military blue and red, with laminated hardwood shell. Accompanied by a hand-written letter from Sir Peter Blake, stating This is to confirm that…I have examined the painted drum skin that appears on the L.P. record ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club’ by The Beatles autograph value and that is the same drum skin and is the genuine, original one painted by Joe Ephgrave.
Ringo Starr’s Ed Sullivan bass Drumhead used on the show on the 9th Feb 1964 – Sold 2015 for $2,050,000
The Ludwig bass drumhead used on Ringo Starr’s drum kit for The Beatles’ February 9, 1964, debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The television program, the first live glimpse Americans had of the band. Historically, it was the most important performance of The Beatles’ careers. Beatlemania began in the United States that evening, permanently changing not only music but pop culture. This drumhead provided a title to what thousands of Americans were seeing. Aside from Ed Sullivan’s famous introduction, only the drumhead with black ink against a white background gave a name to what viewers were witnessing on stage.
Authentic Beatles Autographs Value
These prices were up to date in 2018. Note, each year the Beatles autographs value will increase. If looking to purchase any type of The Beatles autographs value, whether it’s fully signed or by an individual member. Please be aware of forgeries. Additionally, the amount of fake Beatles autographs value that are available online is unbelievable. Best to purchase from dealers who offer lifetime money back guarantees on their products. They are limited amount of Autograph Dealers, who offer a lifetime money back on authenticity on their signed items.
This Beatles signed photograph obtained in 22nd Feb 1965, fully signed by the band. Sold in October 2019 for $22,000.
RINGO STARR’S UK 1ST MONO PRESSING WHITE ALBUM NO.0000001 – Sold 2015 for $790,000
A UK first pressing mono copy of the double LP, The Beatles aka The White Album with first press green apple labels, each disc with a “Factory Sample, Not for Sale” sticker, housed in a top-loading, fully laminated thick card stock “Garrod & Lofthouse” cover listing stereo and mono catalog numbers on the spine, numbered: No.0000001. It has been widely known among collectors that the four members of the Beatles kept numbers 1 through 4, but it was not commonly known that Starr was given the No.0000001 album. Starr has stated that he kept this album in a bank vault in London for over 35 years.
Up to this time the lowest numbered UK first mono pressing album to come to market is No.0000005, which sold in 2008 for just under $30,000. This No.0000001 UK first mono pressing owned by a member of the Beatles is the lowest and most desirable copy that will ever become available.
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