December 28, 2013
By James Massey
(Source: WhatSellsBest.com) - An early Beatles "Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You" (45) signed by all four band members has fetched $13,350.
According to the Beatles memorabilia dealer who sold the album, this is; "One of the most historic signed records there is! A fully signed 1962 first issue "Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You" 45 signed by all four Beatles on the a side of the record! All have signed in dark blue ballpoint pen! This record was signed on October 6, 1962 at Dawson's music shop in Widnes, England one day after the 45 was issued!" (See eBay listing)
Why's It Valuable?
Rare Beatles items are among some of the hottest collectibles in the marketplace today, often fetching staggering amounts.
Having this particular record personally signed by all four band members, early in their career, adds to the records rarity. Because there just aren't that many fully-signed early (Beatles) items available.
Rarity creates desirability for collectors, and desirability can push prices sky-high.
Earlier this year (March, 2013) a rare signed copy of The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), sold for $290,500. Setting a new world record for the most expensive record sold at that time.
Video: Signed Beatles Album Sells for $290,500 (Source: GeoBeats News)
Auction Data & Statistics
The signed Beatles (Love Me Do) record received 35 bids from 14 bidders over the course of 10 days. The opening bid on December 18th, was 99 cents. The final bid was $13,350. The eBay view-counter recorded over 1,500 visitors to the listing. The auction ended on Saturday, December 28 (2013), at 1:30pm Pacific Standard Time.
For more information and close-up photos of the album see; **eBay auction listing; #201006091079 (auction links may expire after 90 days).
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