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Signed Beatles Apple headquarters papers included in huge music auction

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Signed Beatles Apple headquarters papers included in huge music auction
BY JOSH PARRY
4 MAY 2016

Sales to go under the hammer in America



A rare document thought to be one of the last items ever signed by John Lennon is to go under the hammer.

The contract for the sale of The Beatles’ Apple headquarters is set to go up for auction in Boston with a guide price of $80,000 (around £55,000)

The document, was signed by all four members of the iconic band when they bought 3 Savile Row in London for £500,000.


A rare document thought to be one of the last items ever signed by John Lennon is to go under the hammer.

All four Beatles installed their own office in the property, as well as a studio in the basement, where they recorded Let It Be - and performed for the last time together on the roof.

Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo said: “This document was formally adopted in late November of 1980, thus making it one of the last documents signed by John Lennon during his life.

“John Lennon signed in black felt tip pen, and has added a facial caricature, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (who has signed as R. Starkey, his legal name as required on documents), have all signed in blue ballpoint.”


3 Savile Row, London - not included in the auction

Robert Livingston, executive VP at RR Auction in Boston, said: “It’s likely one of the final fully signed Beatles documents by all four members.

“This document represents a major landmark in the history of popular music— with the final sale of the Beatles’ Apple Corps building, it was truly the end of an era.”

Other items going on sale at the auction is a signed Sgt Pepper album and rapper Tupac Shakur’s Hummer — purchased a month before his death.


#7003 - Beatles Signed ‘Sgt. Peppers’ Album: McCartney, Harrison, and Starr
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Bidding for the Marvels of Modern Music Auction opens May 12 & ends May 19, 2016 

#7017 - Beatles Signed ‘Savile Row’ Document
Estimate: $80,000+



Selling Savile Row—likely the final fully signed Beatles document
Description  
DS, signed “P. McCartney,” “J. Lennon,” “George Harrison,” and “R. Starkey,” eleven pages, 8.5 x 13, November 8, 1980. Contract concerning the terms of sale of their Apple headquarters, “the property known as 3 Savile Row W.1.” The document consists of four identical copies of the same agreement, each signed at the conclusion by a member of the Beatles. Bound with a clip at the left edge, with a few pages detached. In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in part: “John Lennon has signed in black felt tip pen, and has added a facial caricature. This document was formally adopted in late November of 1980, thus making it one of the last documents, and more than likely the last Beatles related document, signed by him during his life. Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (who has signed as R. Starkey, his legal name as required on documents), have all signed in blue ballpoint.”

The Beatles purchased 3 Savile Row in London in June 1968 and installed a recording studio in the basement, where they spent much of the next year and a half recording Let It Be. This was also the location of their famous ‘rooftop concert’ on January 30, 1969, their last public show. Thus this document is not only historically significant as one of the last Lennon signed—he was killed exactly a month later on December 8—but it also represents a major landmark in the history of popular music. With the final sale of their Apple Studios building, it was truly the end of an era. Pre-certified REAL.

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