Dallas, TX, United States (4E) – A copy of the Beatles’ most successful album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts club Band” signed by all four members was sold at an auction in Dallas Saturday for a whopping $290,500.
The item, a U.K. Parlophone copy with high gloss cover and gatefold issued in 1967, was bought by an anonymous bidder who beat out 18 other bidders. The item’s price is said to have started from $15,000 and was expected to fetch $30,000.
Regarding the auctioned album, Beatles expert Perry Cox said in a statement, “With my being thoroughly immersed in Beatles collectibles for over 30 years, it takes something extraordinarily special to excite me, but I consider this to be one of the top two items of Beatles memorabilia I’ve ever seen – the other being a signed copy of ‘Meet The Beatles.’”
Accompanying the album is an “Official Souvenir Program” of the fourth annual Beatles Convention of Cavern Mecca held in 1984, and a letter guaranteeing the authenticity of the Beatles’ signatures.