Another Fab Four signed photo, £13,000 at Auctioneum.

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The highlight of a timed online sale that closed on January 8, it went some distance above the £5000-8000 estimate.

Fully authenticated autographed photographs of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from this period are now extremely rare.

This example, an 8 x 10in (20 x 25cm) montage of four portraits of the band in their mop-top era, is clearly signed in blue ink and in excellent condition. A friend of the vendor’s father was John Wall, the managing director of EMI Records from 1960-66 and it was through this connection that both her and her sister received signed photographs arrived in the post.

The other photograph, a shot by Dezo Hoffman showing the Fab Four walking a street in London, was sold in Auctioneum’s equivalent auction in November 2022 for £6500.

Good sale day’s work


Signed Beatles photo, £18,000 at Chiswick Auctions.

Prices for Beatles autographs appear to be at an all-time high. At Chiswick Auctions in October 2023 a similar promotional photograph of The Beatles, signed by all four members of the band, sold at £18,000.

The signatures were obtained for the vendor by his brother who in 1964 worked as an assistant director on A Hard Day’s Night at Twickenham Studios.