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    Sale 1912

    Rock And Pop Memorabilia

    30 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 289

    Ringo Starr

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Ringo Starr
    A pair of Ringo's Gretsch drumsticks, each wooden stick stamped GRETSCH 8 D Don Lamond Model; accompanied by a typescript letter, signed, on NEMS ENTERPRISES LTD headed stationery, 29th April, 1964, from Brian Sommerville, The Beatles' publicity manager, to the organiser of a fundraising raffle, thanking him for his letter ... requesting....a pair of Ringo Starr's drumsticks and telling him ... We do not normally do this sort of thing.. but...I have made an exception in this case and persuaded Ringo to let me have a pair of used sticks., 1p.; and a letter concerning the provenance from the vendor. (3)

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    The vendor won these drumsticks in a raffle organised to raise funds for the Sea Cadets. In his letter, Brian Sommerville mentions that he has "made an exception" to the request for a pair of Ringo's drumsticks.....Simply because I happen to be an ex Lieutenant Commander RN and an ex Sea Cadet...

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