Beatles Signed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Mono UK Gatefold Cover (Parlophone PMC 7027, 1967).
DALLAS, TX.- A copy of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band — sporting four crisp signatures by the Fab Four on the iconic gatefold — is expected to bring well in excess of $30,000 as the top highlight on the music side of Heritage Auctions' March 30 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction. Authenticated by two leading Beatles signature experts, the specimen is being called one of the top Beatles autographs they've examined in more than 30 years.
"As for impact and presentation, this 'Pepper' signed album tops them all," said Beatles expert Perry Cox, echoing similar excitement shared by fellow Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, whose LOA also accompanies the album. "Without question, it's one of the top Beatles collectibles, and certainly signed collectibles of all time, proudly adorning what is considered by most rock and roll critics as the top rock and pop album of all time." The UK Parlophone copy crosses the block in an auction featuring a Beatles 45 single of "My Bonnie"/"The Saints", one of the rarest Fab Four records known to exist, also expected to bring $30,000+. A highly desirable Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster, issued during their 1965 national tour alongside The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks and the Moody Blues, is expected to fetch $3,500+. The rarities are just two of 66 lots of Beatles memorabilia, ranging from an American Express application signed by both John Lennon and George Harrison, expected to bring $3,000+, to an unused VIP ticket to a taping of The Ed Sullivan Show, dated Feb. 9, 1964, the night of the Beatles' history-making debut on national television. The single ticket is expected to break $1,500+. More Information: http://www