10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Three pieces of paper, all signed in blue ballpoint pen: one signed by Paul McCartney and George Harrison, one signed by John Lennon and one signed by Ringo Starr, all -- 3½x2¼in. (9x5.75cm); accompanied by a colour snap-shot of Paul McCartney with two small boys at the time of signing
Snap-shot to be sold with copyright.
Whilst the seller confirms that this snap-shot is sold with copyright, the negative no longer exists and the vendor confirms that it has not been sold or given away but has been lost. Christie's can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given (4)
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Between 19 and 24 of September 1967, the Beatles continued filming The Magical Mystery Tour at West Malling Air Station in Kent. The vendor of this lot was a service wife living at West Malling at the time, and her two sons (pictured in the accompanying photograph) were extras in the 'Marathon' and 'Tug Of War' scenes. The signatures were acquired between takes and were written on separate pages of the vendor's shopping pad.
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M. Lewisohn Op. cit 1992, p.266