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 have a Post Card signed by all 4 from 1963, anyone wish to guess the current value?

Depends on condition,Tony.

The Post Card itself is in very good condition. All but JL's signature very clear as is JL's but it is just a bit faded as against the other three?

I know of 6 MTBEATLES us lp's signed by the boys, the census says 7 to 9.

At least 2 came out since the census, both acquired by Dr. Jules Gordon, the doctor who treated George before the Ed Sullivan show. Here's a link to one:

They were the ones i counted from the doc.
Then georges sis had one, but im sure you know that.
Can't wait to participate. Question will this census include fully signed 45's and Ep's as well? Len

There can be a separate census and price history for those. This one is strictly for full band signed albums.

So a fully signed  M.t. Beatles lp, sold last year at auction for 47,500.

That's a bargain, when Caiazzo is selling one for 125,000 us.

You gotta be careful.

I bought something at that auction.

Didn't bother to register to spend over a certain amount because I thought that would go through the roof. I bought a  Woodstock program signed by Jimi hours after he walked off stage. Whoever sold that Meet the Beatles album got royally screwed.

and to add to that...

from that same auction house - Heritage....

I just bought this last week...

Grew up in D.C.

My father had an opportunity to go...

and blew it off..

always regretted it.....

Wow.i actually bid on this ticket too.congrats.Awesome Rubber soul.



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