10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,750
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A cardboard sign embellished with a cut-out letter B in bright red, signed on the 'B' in blue ballpoint pen by George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, overall measurements -- 8¼x5¾in. (21x14.5cm.); accompanied by a photograph of the B sign on the dashboard of the car in which the Beatles were chauffeured -- 8x10in. (20.3x25.4cm.) (2)
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This card was displayed on the dashboard in the windscreen of the car used by the vendor to chauffeur the Beatles around Hamburg, as clearly seen in the accompanying photograph.
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