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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”
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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I can't do scanner but took a photo of the front and back.

Tommy,

You made my day! Thanks for posting the letter. Your camera did a better job than a scanner ever could. 

This will excite a lot of members.

Thanks again!

There are two 2 White albums on the census, both US releases. Someone said they thought there was a third one known, but I do not have any details yet. Is anyone aware of one more?

Thanks

There are now 3 band-signed US release White Albums counted according to Frank Caiazzo, signed for the same person as the other 2. List is updated.

I searched, but can't find it - as part of this study, is there an online library picturing these albums?

Scattered. We have to make one. I'll try to get more details.

Now that’s news!

Why is it down 10k in one hour? I would need Frank to personally ok this before I consider.

The Abbey Road DOES come with Frank's LOA -- it's right there in the listing. 

I would make sure that the COA covers ALL 4 band members to preclude a forged Lennon autograph. It's strange that it's not signed by all 4 members since 3 are signed with the same pen.

Ryan, the seller is having a store-wide 10% off sale. 

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