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Beatles signed "White Album" up for sale at auction...

The only known fully signed Beatles "White Album"...(so far)... is going up for auction on November 22, 2013.at TRACKS

Auctions in the UK.This US stereo copy is appraised at $96,504 to $128,637.The signatures are thought to be from 1973-1974...

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Comment by BallroomDays67 on October 9, 2013 at 10:06am

There's actually a second fully signed White Album, which was previously posted in another thread.

Comment by Chad B on October 9, 2013 at 12:13pm

Here comes a record breaker.

Comment by FB on October 10, 2013 at 6:23am

TRACKS is now providing an auction service for Beatles autographs and memorabilia, which I think is cool. This will be the first auction they will do. I also read that they are still looking for consignments.

Comment by Mark Janovec on October 13, 2013 at 11:37am
Nothing immediately jumps out at me as these being bad signatures and I know Tracks has a pretty good...ahem...track record. But just one thing...did Lennon do the Yoko caricature on items he signed during his "lost weekend?" At this point in December 1973, he was just a few months into the 18-month long lost weekend (aka his separation from Yoko). Just curious...
Comment by terrier8HOF on October 13, 2013 at 1:03pm

interesting question

Comment by BallroomDays67 on October 13, 2013 at 4:49pm

I hadn't seen any other John doodles from '73, but the ones I've seen from '74 are of John without Yoko. 

Comment by Mark Janovec on October 13, 2013 at 8:37pm

Weighing in again, I just noticed these are scans for different LPs...I hadn't noticed the message saying the larger scan was for a different LP. Does it strike anyone as extremely odd that two LPs would have almost identical signatures on them...right down to the signature placements and doodles? (The only difference is that the Harrison and Starr are in different positions.) Not only would it be extremely hard to get all four Beatles signatures on this album after the group broke up, it would be next-to-impossible to duplicate the results on these two LPs unless they were obtained by the same person at the same time. The alternate explanation is that they could, of course, be forgeries.

Comment by Chad B on October 13, 2013 at 9:14pm

I thought the same thing Mark Janovec.

Comment by BallroomDays67 on October 13, 2013 at 10:35pm

It appears to me that the signatures were obtained on three different occasions. I believe that George and Ringo signed at the same time, hence the reversed placement of their signatures. They probably signed in the early 70's. Next, John signed both albums in December of '73. Finally, Paul signed both in '74. This is just my opinion.

Comment by Josh Board on October 20, 2013 at 12:02am

I love when there are observant folks out there like Mark. Interesting questions he posed!


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