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Pristine Beatles poster dating from early 1963 sold at £5500 at Tennants

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The record was Love Me Do and the band, of course, was the Beatles who, before they honoured their Harrogate commitment on March 8, 1963, had seen their second single Please, Please Me go to No 1 in January.

The event poster was guided at £1500-2000 at Tennants (18% buyer’s premium) at Leyburn on July 21.

After it sold at £5500, Tennants specialist Kegan Harrison said: “It is rare to find any Beatles concert posters, let alone one in this fine condition, as their touring career was very short with fewer than 1000 concerts in total – many of which pre-dated their debut LP which was released a couple of weeks after the Harrogate gig.”