1 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
Approximately 12 signatures in an autograph book, majority 1960s; a page signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen To Les love from The Beatles Paul McCartney, facing page signed and inscribed To Les love from John Lennon, the back signed by Ringo Starr with facing page signed by George Harrison - 4x5in. (10x13cm.)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
According to the vendor, the signatures were obtained by her husband's uncle, who, whilst working at the BBC in the mid sixties as an assistant concierge, escorted the Beatles to a studio for an appearance on Top of the Pops.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
How the photographer went from studying for the priesthood to following Frank Sinatra — and the story behind that shot of..