10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
GBP 500 - GBP 700
An illustrated souvenir programme for A Night At The Opera tour, 1975, the cover signed in black felt pen by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon; accompanied by a corresponding used ticket stub, The Apollo, Renfield Street, Glasgow, Monday, 15 December, 1975, similarly signed in blue ballpoint pen by Freddie Mercury and Brian May and in black ballpoint pen by Roger Taylor, the reverse additionally signed by Brian May (2)
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Queen were staying at the Albany Hotel (now the Holiday Inn) in Bothwell Street, Glasgow and met the vendor of this lot in the hotel foyer where they signed the programme and ticket for her.
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