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Paul McCartney
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more The following four lots are the property of Mrs. Kim Werko, Vice-President 1963-1964 and President of the Swedish Beatles Fan Club from 1965 onwards.
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney
An autograph letter, in Paul McCartney's hand on the inside of an opened out envelope, written on behalf of The Beatles, to some Swedish female fans, [n.d. but probably between 24-30th October, 1963], the twelve lines in blue ballpoint pen, thanking them for their gifts..We would love to come out now, but we must rehearse some songs in our rooms, and then we must have photos taken for the English Press. Sorry we can't come, but thanks for everything!, signing off: love, the Beatles xxxx, 1p. -- 7¼x6½in. (18.4x16.5cm.) framed
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Lot Essay

Whilst the Beatles were staying in Stockholm in October 1963, the vendor and her friends gathered outside their hotel and sent up some Swedish souvenirs with a request to talk to the group about setting up the Swedish Beatles' Fan Club. In response, the girls received this letter, written on the inside of the envelope they had sent up.

The Beatles' visit to Sweden in October, 1963 was their first tour outside the U.K. On the second night of the tour, they performed two concerts, the first at 5.00pm, the second at 8.00pm. The vendor attended both concerts at which she took the photographs in lot 168.

She met the Beatles on three occasions during this tour. The first of these was at Stockholm airport where she and a few friends had gathered to welcome the band to Sweden. She and a friend then accompanied Swedish D.J., Klas Burling, in his car back to Stockholm with none other than John Lennon! The journey lasted an hour, giving them plenty of time to ask him all the questions they wanted. She then met the group between the two Stockholm concerts and, again, four days later, when they appeared on the t.v. show Drop In, recorded in Stockholm before a live audience. These meetings led to a life-long admiration of the group and in particular, Paul McCartney and she became Vice-President and later President of the Swedish Beatles Fan Club.

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