After decades since the band stopped performing, and its stars turning solo to earn their share of fame, the enigma surrounding them has seen no diminishing trends so far. Anything they said, they ate or they did, manages to get headline slot at leading publications worldwide, and music lovers of the genre still go wild at their call. We gather that from
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which just could be the most famous album from the Beatles, had limited copies during its release days. What makes the auction even more sought after, is that the cover with the vinyl records and original signatures of George Harrison, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and John Lenon alongside, which will have many fans clamoring for them, especially if they have enough cash with them to surpass bids. Some specialists at the Heritage Auctions are expecting the bids to cross $30,000 as such a copy is very rarely found.
Other than the album cover, there will be other memorabilia such as American Express application, signed by both John Lennon and George Harrison, which is estimated to bring in $3,500 at the auction. There will be also a copy of a VIP ticket to the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, which featured the Beatles as debutants, and that was when the band started to climb the charts of popularity. The single ticket itself will be bringing in more than $1,500 as expected.
Earlier At an auction by Sotheby’s late last year, some rare photographs of the Beatles went up for auction, and managed to rake in $87,000 at the auction. The special artwork created, which included a collage of photographs for the album insert, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth who had also designed the other art works for the Sgt. Pepper’s Heart Club band. After it was finished being made, Blake delivered the same to architect Colin St. John Wilson’s wife, from where it eventually had arrived at the auctioning circles.
UPDATE: A Midwesterner bought the Beatles signed 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album for $290,500.
Via: Heritage Auctions