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Beatles OUTSTANDING VINTAGE SIGNED FAN CLUB PHOTO CARD!
This item SOLD on 1/30/2009 for $9,000.00
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ONE OF VERY BEST BEATLES FULLY SIGNED FAN CLUB PHOTO CARDS THERE IS!!! A VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1963 BEATLES BRITISH PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPH CARD STUNNINGLY SIGNED BY ALL FOUR BEATLES! THIS 5 1/2 X 4 5/8" FAN CLUB HAND-OUT IS ACTUALLY A VERY SCARCE ITEM TO FIND â??NOTâ? SIGNED... AND EXTREMELY RARE TO FIND WITH AUTHENTIC SIGNATURES, AS MANY WERE SIGNED BY SECRETARIES WHO WORKED FOR THE BEATLES! THIS IS A 100% AUTHENTICALLY SIGNED FAN CLUB PROMO PHOTO CARD AND IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES KNOWN TO EXIST!! IN FACT, IT IS THE BEST ONE Iâ??VE EVER SEEN OR OFFERED!! CHECK OUT THE PICTURES AND BEHOLD THIS ONE FOLKS! FEATURES THE CLASSIC DEZO HOFFMAN PHOTO SO OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH BEATLEMANIA! THE TITLE PRINT BELOW THE IMAGE â?? SIMPLY STATING â??THE BEATLESâ? â?? REALLY SETS IT OF AS WELL. THE REVERSE OF THE CARD ALSO FEATURES THE CLASSIC EARLY BEATLES FAN CLUB ARTWORK, ALONG WITH THE EARLY LONDON-BASED FAN CLUB ADDRESS ON MONMOUTH STREET. ALL FOUR HAVE SIGNED IN CLASSIC BEAUTIFUL STYLE IN THE PERFECT AREA OF THE PHOTO. JOHN LENNON SIGNS IN BLUE FOUNTAIN PEN. PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO STARR HAVE ALL SIGNED IN DARK BLUE BALLPOINT PEN. CONDITION OF THE CARD IS A VERY NICE VG+++ TO NEAR MINT-. BACK IS CLEAN TOO WITH ONE TAPE STAIN AREA THAT DOES NOT BLEED THROUGH OR AFFECT THE FRONT IN ANY WAY. TRULY A "TOP OF THE LINE" TYPE OF SIGNED BEATLES ITEM THAT WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE ANY COLLECTION! THIS ITEM COMES WITH A SIGNED LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO THE WORLD'S LEADING BEATLES AUTOGRAPH AUTHORITY. CHECK OUT THE PICTURES AND BEHOLD ONE OF THE NICEST SIGNED FAN CLUB PHOTO CARDS EVER! CHECK OUT THE IMAGE ALSO OF THE INCLUDED SHEET ABOUT SIGNED FAN CLUB/PROMO CARDS FROM FRANK CAIAZZO AS WELL! PREMIER SIGNED ITEMS LIKE THESE ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE SCARCE. IF YOUâ??RE LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT FULL SET ON A VINTAGE PHOTO â?? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! THESE ARE THE WORDS OF FRANK CAIAZZO, THE WORLD'S LEADING BEATLES AUTOGRAPH AUTHORITY! NOBODY SAYS IT BETTER! Cards containing photographs of The Beatles which were made by NEMS Enterprises, Parlophone Records or The Beatles themselves were often signed by the four members of the group and given away in small quantities. Now they are extremely rare and very desirable, as few have actually survived intact. The earliest promotional photocards were issued when Pete Best was still in the band. Needless to say, there are very few in existence as he was only with the group for a short while afterwards. In October of 1962, when The Beatles released their first single "Love Me Do", their new record company, Parlophone Records produced a small quantity of promotional photocards in 2 formats - a horizontal and a vertical, both with pictures being shot by Dezo Hoffman while The Beatles were in the studio. Almost all of these cards were signed on the reverse, because there was very little light area on the front of the cards for their signatures. Parlophones second and final issue card was introduced in March of 1963 and came in two sizes: 5 3/4" X 3 5/8" and 7 1/2" X 5 1/2". Both cards lent themselves to being signed on the front, next to the photo of The Beatles because there was more light area to the right of their photo. In September of 1963, The Official Beatles Fan Club produced a new photocard which contained one of the classic Dezo Hoffmann "seated collarless suit poses" from their July photo session. This is one of the most desirable images of The Beatles to have signed as it is one of the most recognizable images of the band. The vast majority of these cards were signed by the fan club secretaries and sent through the mail to members. The Beatles road manager Neil Aspinall signed a good number of these cards while the band was on tour in late 1963 and throughout 1964. However, some cards have turned up which have been authentically signed by John, Paul George and Ringo â?? but they are quite rare. That was the last promo card issued, aside from the first name only autopen signed cards that were sent out by the fan club through 1967. These do turn up and the owners often mistake them for being actually signed by The Beatles, when in fact they were signed by a machine. The first name only signatures are the biggest give away here, as The Beatles almost never signed first name only - especially for autograph seeking fans. Signed promotional photocards are indeed rare and desirable and are certainly appreciating nicely, as are all authentic signed Beatles pieces. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Winner to pay $20 registered priority mail postage and insurance. Overseas pay actual post. Payment by Paypal debit/credit card services only. Payment must be received in no more than 10 days of auctions end date.....thanks!

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