Rare Sgt Pepper Fetches Big Price at Auction
August 11, 2013
Remember this very rare and collectable copy of the Beatles Sgt Pepper which came up for auction?
Well, it sold earlier today for US$24,375, plus a buyers premium of $8,125, bringing the total to $32,500:
The reason it is so rare is that the cover features the faces of some forty Capitol Records executives rather than the original collage of celebrities. It's believed only 40-50 copies were ever produced to be distributed at a Capitol Records conference, essentially one for each of the executives pictured. This particular copy belonged to Marvin Beisel, Capitol's National Sales Director at the time, and one of the executives pictured on the cover.
You can visit the auction house website (Heritage Auctions in Texas) for more.