Rare and autographed ‘With The Beatles’ record expected to sell for tens of thousands of pounds
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A rare copy of The Beatles’ second album could be sold for a whopping £20,000 at auction. Released on Parlophone in 1963, With the Beatles was the Fab Four’s second studio album and became the first one released in North America.
Listed by Omega Auctions, the fully-signed record went under the hammer at 10am this morning (July 4), and was estimated to fetch between £15,000 - £20,000.
According to the listing details, the item is signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. The the upper portion of the sleeve has an inscription (likely by Ringo). The vendor’s father was music journalist Stanley Reed, who obtained the signatures in person for his daughter
The sleeve was authenticated by Roger Epperson and also by Frank Caiazzo, experts in The Beatles’ autographs. Prior to the official online auction beginning this morning, two bids had already been made for £14,000.