It's been 5 years since we published our first Band-Signed Beatles Album Census.

It's time to update it!

A history of full-band-signed Beatles album prices would be hugely helpful to the marketplace as well, going back as far as we can, so let's build that, too. Not just from auctions, but reports from collectors and dealers who have sold them.

For starters, please read the 2011 Census, which had a few years of updating and other input added by collectors and dealers.

Add your research and commentary to this discussion for now, and as we get more data, we'll post two separate discussions to fine tune it. Once we feel comfortable with the information we have and what we have determined, we'll publish reports that will help collectors and dealers worldwide make better educated decisions on Beatles album sales and purchases.

These are the results of the 2011 census:

US Release Band-Signed Beatles Albums

0 Introducing the Beatles” [Added to list on Sept. 16, 2019]

6-7 “Meet the Beatles”
2 “Help”
1 “Beatles 65”
1 “Beatles VI”
0 “Rubber Soul”
2 “Revolver”
0 “Magical Mystery Tour”
0 “Abbey Road” +1 offered by Autographs for Sale on eBay starting Mar. 16, 2019
0 “Yellow Submarine”
1 “White Album” +1 sold by Tracks in Nov/Dec 2013 for $186,000; +1 more signed for the same person who got the other 2 signed (added 3/13/19)
1 “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
0 “Let it Be”

17 US Albums Known 

UK Release Band-Signed Beatles Albums
Roughly 75 “Please Please Me” (Their first album, signed in three 1963 UK promotional tours)
16-21 “With the Beatles” (The tail end of their easier accessibility) [Editor's Note: 1 since April 2011 added.]
8-10 “Hard Day’s Night”
3 “Beatles for Sale”
2 “Help”
1 “Rubber Soul” +1
1 “Revolver”
5 “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” +1 sold by Bonhams on June 30, 2016
0 “Magical Mystery Tour” (All reissues from the 1980s and up.)
0 “White Album”+1 UK (sold to collector in the US)
0 “Yellow Submarine”
2 “Abbey Road”
0 “Let it Be”

Roughly 113-120 UK Albums Known (38-45 plus roughly 75 “Please Please Me” albums)

Let's do it!

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Well there has been another fully signed white lp that sold since 2011. I believe it was close to 300 thousand.
I own a white lp us, signed by John and Paul, it was appraised at 25 thousand about 3 years ago by Caiazzo.

Thanks, Paul. There have been even more. Take a look at the old census if you haven't seen it. There were a few updates, but not everything.

This census is for full band-signed albums. We'll start another one afterwords for albums signed by 3. You can start that if you want. Just give this one a week or two.

Your White Album is extremely rare, BTW! There is only one known band-signed White Album, and it's a US release.

I thought there were 2 fully signed white lps.

Not last I heard. Do you know where they are or who sold them?

Tracks sold one 2 years ago.
Any white lp with john on it is very rare.
It sold for 114 thousand pounds.

Yes Paul, I read that the two brothers got one post break-up signed White album each, and I did once find a picture of the 'other' one, what an incredible achievement. I'll search for the other picture tomorrow.

Of course these two dicoveries stole the limelight.

Oh, for the chance to go back in time and get some signed late Beatle Albums

Who sold the first fully signed white lp?

I cannot remember if the other brother sold it privately years ago or still has it Paul.

I cant remember seeing the first white lp, that was located , but I'm sure someone else here has a scan of it.

Please post if you do.

There's a picture of the other White album on the old census thread.


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