the Beatles definitely did not sign that.
That Help needs some help. There are only very few of these that were ever signed and this isn't one of them.
"Heilige bim bam" as we say over here.
I feel bad for your buddy. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, even the most reputable auction houses got fooled and sold a lot of Beatles forgeries.
Also in the late 90s. I bought a couple!!!
Makes me wonder just how many people over all these years have purchased bogus signed Beatles albums, or sig sets, and paid big money.
Lots of folks Bob.....lots of folks!!!
Strangely, I had a similar experience about 10 years later. In my case the auctioneer told me that there was another customer interested in bidding on a fully-signed LP and a fully-signed programme I was thinking of bidding on. She suggested that we each go for one to avoid a bidding war on both. Slightly odd in a way but I was a good and regular customer at the time so I don't think she was pulling a fast one. Needless to say, I chose to go for the LP which I got for £1,700 plus buyer's premium. The programme went for £1,400. I had my LP nicely framed up and salivated over it for well over 10 years. It was only after reading threads on here that I realised how rare signed LPs are and how unlikley it was that I would have picked one up for less than £2k, even in 1999. I am pretty sure that the programme was also "too perfect" too though the price was perhaps not quite as ridiculously low as my LP.
I'll never forget the time about 20 years ago that I was at a collectibles show and I saw this booth filled with signed albums. Just as I got to the booth I heard someone ask the guy dealer if he had a fully signed Beatles album. And the dealer's response was "I sure do but I don't display them, which one are you looking for"? I left the booth immediately.