Words cannot adequately describe this listing currently for sale at Gerrard’s Auction Rooms in the UK. I have added the auction description for review.
Rare Beatles Item - The Beatles Complete Autographs Rare Signed First Edition Help LP 1965 John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr With e-COA Appraisal Done In 2014. This is something amazingly rare and special, it is a must for any music fan. It is a first edition 1965 First Pressing LP of The Beatles Help - UK Mono with 2/2 matrix The Gramophone Co Ltd. Parlophone PCM 1255 with flipback sleeve with outlined mono logo in the corner. Matrix nos: XEX 549 2 / XEX 550 2. It comes with the original Emitex sleeve. It has a wonderful story. It was actually found in a shed less than 2 miles from The Cavern club by an old lady. She didn't even realise it was signed by all 4 members of the band - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. It has got the usual wear and tear from LPs of that era but overall the condition is very good. The lady passed away and since then this fantastic LP has been in a private collection. It comes with an electronic authentication certificate done in 2014, it is not known exactly when it was signed but the historian on the appraisal team has it between 1965 and 1970. This comes with the e-COA from 2014.
I've just sent them a message letting them know they have a fake.
I wrote to them yesterday...haven't heard back....(Gee...really?)
How did the "Historian" on the appraisal team narrow it down to 1965-1970? That was some mighty fine detective work there to pin so precisely.
Probably a professional grade forensic Ouija board.
its got 3 bids on it already and more worrying 28 people watching in and I suspect many watching it will be thinking its real
£1200 plus fees, so about £1500 for something you could pick up for £15. That little old lady has no scruples :-o
Con artist use these smaller auctions because they know they don't have people to authenticate their fakes.
Now it's reached £1200 the auction house will turn a deaf ear to anyone reporting it as fake. They will be only interested in their 40%. eBay does the same.
I doesn't look like they are interested in the fact that it's a fake. It's still up and now £1800 with fees.
Which should answer the question of why any auction house would put up such garbage. They know more than anyone that there is indeed a "sucker born every minute."
I contacted the auction again and now it has been withdrawn. Happy days!
Just checked the auction and this Lp is still an active listing with current bid at £1900!!!
I emailed them this is what they said !