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Beatles and Brian Epstein Signed 1965 Signatures

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Autographs Start Price:NA Estimated At:12,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD
Beatles and Brian Epstein Signed 1965 Signatures

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Auction Date:2017 Dec 14 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Fabulous vintage ballpoint signatures of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and Brian Epstein on the reverse of an off-white 8.5 x 5.5 sheet of Minnesota Twins Baseball Club letterhead. In fine condition, with light intersecting folds. Consignor notes that the signatures were obtained backstage at Minneapolis' Metropolitan Stadium on August 21, 1965. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks and a letter of provenance from the brother of the original recipient, in full: "I was always a big fan of the Beatles! I even had a green swamp coat and a Beatles haircut. In August of 1965 the Beatles were going to play at the Met Sports Center in Bloomington. My brother worked for a local radio station and also was an usher at the Met Sports Center (He tried to seat screaming girls). Before the performance they had dinner at the Met Center and my brother was there and had the opportunity to get all of the Beatles autographs including Brian Epstein’s on a piece of stationary they had there. Since I was a big fan and our parents would not let me go to concerts he gave me the autographs and I have had them ever since." Of the Beatles' three massive US tours, the group played just a single concert in the state of Minnesota. Prior to taking the stage before 25,000 screaming fans at the 'old Met' stadium, the Fab Four were granted use of the Minnesota Twins' locker room. According to clubhouse manager Ray Crump, all four took their very first saunas, and then played roulette with Brian Epstein for the proceeds of the souvenir programs. At a press conference held at the stadium's Minnesota Room, which was attended by around 150 reporters, Harrison was presented with a new Rickenbacker 360-12, an electric 12-string guitar in a Fireglo red sunburst finish.