Fully-Signed 1963 "Please Please Me" Ignites Bidding War on eBayOctober, 1 2014 (Update)
By James Massey
WhatSellsBest.com - A bidding-war for a scarce fully-signed Beatles album on eBay has ended with a final bid price of $36,655.
The record, Please Please Me, is listed as a mint-condition (PSA 9) example, and described by the seller as "an artifact worthy of the finest museum-grade collections."
The upper-back-side of the sleeve has a signatures from each member of the group (George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr).
Why's It Valuable?
At this time... when it comes to memorabilia. You can't do much better than early Beatles items.
They're an iconic group with millions of loyal fans worldwide. Even fifty-years-later their music continues to have a demand.
When you consider their huge fan base and small amount of early memorabilia available. Finding a fully-signed record in mint condition (fifty-years later) is exceptionally rare. Extraordinary.
Taking all of this into consideration... you have makings of a perfect-storm that's bound to capture the attention of the most serious of collectors.
And when serious Beatles collectors get excited about something. The sky's the limit. Last year we reported on a rare 1967 Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Album... fetching $290,500.
"Please Please Me" Not a Hit in America... initially
Surprisingly, by their own admission (in the first 15 seconds of the video below) The Beatles stated "Please Please Me" was-not a hit when it was first released in America. But it did take-off upon the second release... and we know what happened from there.
Beatles Stating Album Was-Not a Hit, initially. (Source: Youtube)
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