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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 173

    The Beatles

    Price Realised  

    The Beatles
    A rare signed carbon copy of the first Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account prepared for The Beatles Limited, dated 30 June 1964, signed in blue ballpoint pen by John Lennon and George Harrison in their capacity as Directors of the company, the four-page document of mimeographed typescript comprising a Balance Sheet, a Profit and Loss Account, a Profit and Loss Appropriation Account and a protective back page which when folded doubles as the document's front cover details, the document examining and outlining in some detail the finances of The Beatles Limited for the period from 29 June 1963 to 30 June 1964, the Balance Sheet summarising the state of the Company's affairs as at 30 June 1964, and the Profit and Loss Account giving a detailed breakdown of expenses and earnings for the period culminating in a Loss of £17,053 3 0, the expenses including details of monies paid for Road Manager's Expenses £1,332 6 1, Salaries £3,516 7 5, Hotel Expenses £9,255 0 7, Travelling Expenses £9,513 14 1, Wardrobe Expenses £5,700 13 11, Entertainment Expenses £2,143 15 4, Fees to Assistant Artist £500 0 0, Publicity £531 5 5 and Records £526 8 10


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