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ORIGINAL BEATLES 1964 REVELL|
"AUTHENTIC KITS" MODELS
REVELL INDUSTRIES, VENICE, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., 1964
LICENSED BY NEMS ENTERPRISES, LONDON
COMPLETE SET OF ALL FOUR BEATLES KITS
FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS VERY PROUD TO OFFER A MAGNIFICENT COMPLETE SET OF THE FOUR BOXED ORIGINAL 1964 REVELL BEATLES "AUTHENTIC KITS" MODELS - IN UNUSED, STORE STOCK "AS NEW", NEAR MINT CONDITION, WITH ALL OF THE MODEL PARTS FOR EACH BEATLE STILL RETAINED IN THEIR PLASTIC BAGS.
EACH BOX REMAINS VIBRANT WITH BRILLIANT COLOR GRAPHICS ON THE BOXES. EACH BOX MEASURES 2.5" X 6" X 9.5". WHEN BUILT, EACH FIGURE STANDS 9" TALL.
EACH INDIVIDUAL PLASTIC BAG WAS OPENED, BUT THE MODELS NEVER ASSEMBLED. EACH MODEL KIT HAS ALL THE PARTS AND STILL INCLUDES THE ASSEMBLY DIRECTION SHEETS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL BEATLE REMAINING IN IT'S INNER BAG. ALL CONTENTS ARE "LIKE NEW".
CONDITION: NM "AS NEW" UNUSED
APPLE SW-385 STEREO
WITH ULTRA-RARE 10" X 2" "HEY JUDE" TITLE BANNER LP STICKER
THIS PARTICULAR EXAMPLE OF THE RARE STICKER IS BRILLIANT. THE WHITE BACKGROUND REMAINS BRIGHT AND THE RED PRINT IS VIBRANT AND CRISP. EACH CORNER OF THE STICKER IS SHARP. THERE IS A SLIGHT "HINT" OF AN AGING STAIN TOWARDS THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STICKER, AND A TOUCH TO THE RIGHT UPPER CORNER. THAT IS THE EXTENT OF ANY AGING.
FINDING A SEALED EXAMPLE OF THIS TITLE WITH
THIS WONDERFUL HUGE WHITE STICKER WITH "HEY JUDE" IN BRIGHT RED PRINT IS
QUITE AN ACQUISITION, AND THIS ONE IS A BEAUTY.
"THE EARLY BEATLES"|
CAPITOL T-2309 STEREO
FACTORY # 3 ON BACK COVER, SCRANTON, PA.. EXTREMELY TIGHT SEAL CORNER TO CORNER. NO RIPS, NO TEARS. NO YELLOWING. WITH 4 FACTORY SHRINK "BREATH HOLES" EVIDENT (2 ON FRONT, 2 ON BACK).
THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT SEALED EXAMPLE OF THE ALBUM THAT SOLD REASONABLY WELL,
CONSIDERING IT CONTAINED NO NEW SONGS, AND ALL WERE PREVIOUSLY RELEASED ON THE
VEE-JAY'S "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES". FOR THAT REASON, CAPITOL RECORDS DID NOT
PRESS MANY COPIES OF THIS TITLE, MAKING A SEALED COPY IN THIS STUNNING CONDITION QUITE A RARITY.
CAPITOL ST-2442 STEREO
THIS COVER SLICK IS THE RARER VARIATION WITH THE PRINT "NEW IMPROVED
FULL DIMENSIONAL STEREO" BANNER PRINTED IN THE WHITE BAND BORDER OF THE TOP LP EDGE.
IT ALSO HAS THE LARGE SPLIT BLACK DOT, RECORD NUMBER, AND THE PRINT "FILE UNDER:THE
BEATLES". THIS CHANGE OCCURRED
WHEN CAPITOL REALIZED THAT THE STEREO LOGO ON THE
DARK GREEN BACKGROUND OF THE FRONT SLICK WAS DIFFICULT TO READ,
THEY THEN PREPARED REVISED BACK LINERS THAT HAVE THE STEREO LOGO BANNER
ON THE PORTION THAT WRAPS AROUND TO THE TOP OF THE FRONT COVER.
THEREFORE, THE FRONT COVER SLICKS THAT HAD THE STEREO LOGO BANNER
PRINTED ON THEM, WERE TRIMMED AT THE SAME PLACE
AS MONO SLICKS TO REMOVE THE STEREO DESIGNATION.
CAPITOL ST-2108 STEREO
4 FACTORY SHRINK "BREATH HOLES" EVIDENT (2 ON FRONT COVER, 2 ON BACK COVER). THE SPINE AND ITS PRINT IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. ALL FOUR CORNERS ARE SHARP.
THERE IS SIMPLY NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS SEALED EXAMPLE. STELLAR PERFECTION CORNER TO CORNER.
CONDITION: STILL SEALED
THE BEATLES MONTHLY BOOK|
AUGUST 1963 ISSUE
NO. 1 - THE ORIGINAL PREMIERE EDITION
MEASURING 8¼" X 6", THE CONDITION IS A BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT MINUS ON THE COVER WITH MINIMAL HANDLING AND A TOUCH OF WEAR TO THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. THE INTERIOR PAGES ARE AN ABSOLUTE NEAR MINT.
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES WE'VE OFFERED OF THE NUMBER ONE PREMIERE EDITION.
"SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB
CAPITOL MAS-2653 MONO
THE BACK COVER INDICATES THAT THIS IS THE 2ND PRINTED COVER WITH THE LARGE PRINT "© NEMS
ENTERPRISES LTD., 1967" COPYRIGHT CLAIM IN THE LOWER LEFT AREA. THERE ARE TWO
FACTORY SHRINKWRAP "BREATH HOLES" EVIDENT ON FRONT.
"MEET THE BEATLES!"|
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
FACTORY # 3 ON BACK COVER, SCRANTON, PA., WITH AN
EXTREMELY TIGHT SEAL. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CORNER TO
MOUTH OPENING IS SEALED TIGHTLY WITH NO BREAKS AT ALL.
BLUE INNER SLEEVE (EARLY 1964 CAPITOL SLEEVE) BARELY VISIBLE THROUGH MOUTH
OPENING. 3 FACTORY SHRINK "BREATH HOLES" EVIDENT ( 2 ON FRONT, 1 ON BACK).
"THE BEATLES' STORY"|
CAPITOL STBO-2222 STEREO
THIS BEAUTIFUL SEALED EXAMPLE IS A WEST COAST (LOS
ANGELES) FACTORY PRESSING, DICTATED BY THE "CREAM" TONE COLORED WRAP-AROUND
SLICK THAT IS EVIDENT ON THESE WEST COAST ISSUES.
"LOVE ME DO" B/W "P.S. I LOVE
PARLOPHONE 45-R 4949
ISSUED SHORTLY PRIOR TO OCTOBER 5, 1962 RELEASE DATE
PROMOTIONAL 'DEMONSTRATION' A-LABEL 45
EMI PREPARED APPROXIMATELY ONLY 250 PROMOTIONAL COPIES OF THE BEATLES FIRST SINGLE FOR PRE-RELEASE DISTRIBUTION TO SELECTED MEDIA AND RADIO STATIONS, JUST PRIOR TO ITS STREET DATE RELEASE OF OCTOBER 5, 1962.
WITH THIS DEMO'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE, TOGETHER WITH THE MIS-SPELLING OF PAUL'S LAST NAME AS 'McARTNEY', THIS PROMOTIONAL RECORD WAS DESTINED TO BECOME EXTREMELY DESIRABLE, AND THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTIBLE EVER. THIS EXAMPLE IS A BRILLIANT, SHIMMERING NEAR MINT WITH VERY MINIMAL PLAY TIME EVIDENT.
THIS RECORD HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE RAREST BEATLES RECORD IN THE WORLD!
"LOVE ME DO" B/W "P.S. I LOVE YOU"|
PARLOPHONE 45-R 4949
RELEASED OCTOBER 5, 1962
EARLIEST POSSIBLE FIRST ISSUE STOCK COPY WITH 'JR' DEMO STAMPER
Fully-Signed "LOVE ME DO" A-SIDE LABEL From The BEATLES' Dawson's Music Shop SIGNING session of October 6, 1962
for only thirty minutes beginning at 4pm on the afternoon of saturday, october 6, 1962 - the day following the release of their debut single - the beatles stepped nervously into a new world, giving them the briefest taste of just how the world had changed for them, and how it would never be the same again. it was a small-scale, relatively inauspicious signing session at dawson's music store at 29 Albert Road in Widnes, Cheshire, a satellite town, 15 miles southeast of liverpool.
FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS MOST PROUD TO OFFER a sensational EARLY first pressing of The Beatles' DEBUT single, signed at Dawson's, obtained by a local Liverpool fan named robert Edwards, WHO HAD ATTENDED THE SIGNING. All four Beatles have signed their full names beautifully in ballpoint pen on the a-side "Love Me Do" label.
due to the fact that the signing session lasted just over thirty minutes, to own a copy of the silver and red label "love me do" single bearing all four signatures of the beatles is very valuable property.
this small scale, relatively trivial event on church street in widnes
at dawson's on october 6, 1962 was a fleeting glimpse of the madness which awaited the
"MEET THE BEATLES"|
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64, EAST COAST, #3 COVER
SIGNED ON THE BACK COVER BY
FEBRUARY 9, 1964
The Beatles' rise to prominence in the United States on February 7, 1964 was a significant development in the history of the band's commercial Success. In addition to establishing the Beatles' international stature, it changed attitudes to popular music in the United States.
ON SUNDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 9, 1964, THE BEATLES PERFORMED ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW BEFORE A THEN-RECORD AMERICAN TELEVISION AUDIENCE OF OVER 73 MILLION PEOPLE. THE SOUND AND IMAGES OF THE GROUP'S PERFORMANCE WAS FOREVER EMBEDDED IN THEIR MINDS, ALONG WITH MEMORIES OF WHERE THEY WERE WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED AND WHEN MAN FIRST WALKED ON THE MOON.
THIS MONAURAL ISSUE OF THE GROUP'S CAPITOL DEBUT ALBUM "MEET THE BEATLES" WAS AUTOGRAPHED BEAUTIFULLY IN BLUE BALLPOINT ON THE BACK COVER FOR THE LIGHTING TECHNICIAN OF "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW" ON THE DAY OF THE INFAMOUS PROGRAM, SUNDAY, THE 9TH OF FEBRUARY, 1964.
PRESENTED PROFESSIONALLY MATTED AND FRAMED.
ACCOMPANIED BY LETTERS OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO AND PERRY COX. ALSO INCLUDES LETTER OF PROVENANCE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE CBS LIGHTING TECHNICIAN WHO HAD ACQUIRED THE SIGNATURES.
LIMITED EDITION "BUTCHER COVER" PHOTO SESSION|
ARCHIVAL 17" X 15" DIGITAL CONTACT SHEET
SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT WHITAKER
ISSUED EXCLUSIVELY BY MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY, 2007
ONLY 25 PRODUCED. THIS IS NUMBER 6/25.
Robert Whitaker happened to meet the Beatles on their 1964 Australian tour when he accompanied one of his journalist friends to an interview with the band’s manager, Brian Epstein. The photo he took during that meeting resulted in Epstein offering him the position of staff photographer at NEMS, where he worked with all of the artists. During his time working with the Beatles, Whitaker became extremely close with the band, photographing them onstage, as well as in quiet moments at homE.
Whitaker's most celebrated work is the 1966 photo which was appropriated for The Beatles' infamous "Yesterday and Today" album cover, which was briefly released in the U.S. in JUNE 1966 but hastily PULLED OFF THE SHELVES AND RECALLED BY CAPITOL RECORDS.
On March 25, 1966, The Beatles went to Whitaker's Chelsea studio for a photo session, intending to take photos for the cover of (and/or to promote) their forthcoming single "Paperback Writer". The band and their photographer were determined to create something more than the run-of-the-mill publicity shots, and among the resulting images was one which has since become known as the "butcher" photo, in which The Beatles are depicted wearing white coats, draped with dismembered doll parts, AND slabs of meat.
WITH ONLY 25 PRODUCED IN 2007, AND SIGNED BY THE LATE ROBERT WHITAKER (1939-2011) IN BRIGHT WHITE THIN MARKER, IS AN EIGHT FRAME DIGITAL 17" X 15" CONTACT SHEET. THESE ORIGINAL NEGATIVES FROM THE "BUTCHER" PHOTO SESSION WERE EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED AND ISSUED BY MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME. THIS ONE IS NUMBER 6 OF 25.
PRESENTED PROFESSIONALLY MATTED AND FRAMED, THIS RARE ITEM HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER "BUTCHER" RELATED COLLECTIBLES.
ORIGINAL COMPOSITE INK SKETCH SELF-PORTRAIT DRAWING
BY STUART SUTCLIFFE
on the reverse of an off-white 8" x 4" sheet of imprinted
Bruno Koschmider Betriebe Kaiserkeller stationery.
the private collection of
STUART SUTCLIFFE, The bEATLES' original bassist still holds a spot as the “fifth Beatle” and, in his own right, has secured acclaim as an artist and poet before his untimely passing - he was only 21 when he died in 1962 from bleeding in the brain.
THIS Amazing and MOST heartfelt original drawing by Sutcliffe IS on the reverse of an off-white 8" x 4" sheet of imprinted Bruno Koschmider Betriebe Kaiserkeller stationery. The composite ink sketch shows a self-portrait of Sutcliffe and a portrait of his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr inside a heart, with a silhouette of the couple walking hand in hand apparently on a beach, with Sutcliffe writing at the top, “I love you Astrid, with all my heart and soul. Stuart.” On the reverse of the sketch, Sutcliffe has written, “Melancholy me.”
THIS PRESENTATION IS Archivally double glass matted and framed (both sides visible) with a signed photo of Kirchherr, as well as a portrait of Sutcliffe, taken and printed by Kirchherr from her original circa 1960-61 negative, and signed on the reverse in pencil by KirchherR.
AND ROY ORBISON'|
ORIGINAL 16 PAGE TOUR PROGRAMME
AUTOGRAPHED ON PHOTO SPREAD BIO PAGE BY
SIGNED DURING THE DURATION OF THE TOUR
MAY 18 TO JUNE 9, 1963
SATURDAY MAY 18, 1963 WAS THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE BEATLES' THIRD NATIONWIDE PACKAGE TOUR IN AS MANY MONTHS. THIS TIME IT WAS WITH AMERICAN SENSATION ROY ORBISON, WHOM THE BEATLES MUCH ADMIRED. ROY INITIALLY BEGAN AS THE BILL-TOPPER, BUT THE BEATLES VERY QUICKLY, BY AUDIENCE DEMAND, ASSUMED THAT POSITION THROUGHOUT THE TOUR WHICH CONCLUDED ON JUNE 9.
FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS THIS SPECTACULAR AND COMPLETE 7¾" X 10¼" PROGRAMME FROM THIS TOUR, AUTOGRAPHED BY THE BEATLES. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST QUALITY CONDITIONED EXAMPLES OF THIS PARTICULAR TOUR PROGRAMME, WITH MAJESTIC AND CRISP SIGNATURES, WHICH WERE ACQUIRED DURING THE DURATION OF THE TOUR.
ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO.
RARE 1963 DEZO HOFFMAN 6" X 8"
AUTOGRAPHED ON PHOTO BY THE BEATLES.
SIGNED IN BLUE BALLPOINT CIRCA LATE 1963.
During their meteoric rise in popularity, THE BEATLES hired Dezo Hoffman to be their first professional photographer.
FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES OFFERS HERE A RARELY SEEN DEZO HOFFMANN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BEATLES. THIS 6" X 8" EXAMPLE HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE GROUP CIRCA LATE 1963, and is considered rarer than an authentically signed collarless suit session "fan club card", also shot by dezo hoffman.
the photo was snapped at russell square, bloomsbury, london on july 2, 1963. this location was one of many that day, as dezo had named the day's shoot as "a day in the life of the beatles".
WHEN THESE PUBLICITY PHOTOS DO SURFACE AND ARE SIGNED, THE SIGNATURES ARE USUALLY THOSE OF EITHER BEATLES ROAD MANAGER NEIL ASPINALL OR BEATLES ASSISTANT MAL EVANS.
THE BEATLES HAVE SIGNED IN BLUE BALLPOINT NEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE IMAGE, AND ARE EXCELLENT EXAMPLES FROM THIS PERIOD.
ACCOMPANIED BY LETTERS OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO AND PERRY COX.
2 St. George's Parade, Wolverhampton, ENGLAND
COMPLETE LEATHER BOUND PERFORMERS
GUEST LOG AUTOGRAPH BOOK
SIGNATURES DATE FROM 1948 THROUGH OCTOBER 1971
FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS MOST PROUD TO OFFER THIS ASTOUNDING 14" x 9" COMPLETE LEATHER BOUND PERFORMERS GUEST LOG AUTOGRAPH BOOK, REPRESENTING NEARLY EVERY SINGLE ACT AND PERFORMER THAT CAME THROUGH THE GAUMONT CINEMA WOLVERHAMPTON - FROM THE EARLY BOOKINGS OF ACTORS, RADIO AND TELEVISION CELEBRITIES and crooners IN THE LATE 1940'S - then transforming INTO A Rock and Roll Time Capsule.
all the British tour PACKAGES PLAYED THE GAUMONT before they hit the USA - making THIS TRULY a magnificent History book of Rock AUTOGRAPHS from a famous English Venue with so many of the greatest performers of all time - including of course - the beatles, who played the gaumont wolverhampton twice in 1963.
EACH OF THESE LARGE 174 AUTOGRAPHED PAGES is a HISTORICAL COMPILATION - HUNDREDS OF ACTS AND THEIR autographs ALL in one place AND MOSTLY in chronological order. EVERY PAGE IS WELL PRESERVED AND THE MAJORITY of the signatures are ball point AND APPEAR AS THOUGH THEY were signed yesterday.
It's so very hard to fathom all THEse EARLY STARS AND THEN Rock luminaries who all stood in the same place signing the same book, playing the same stage, for 23 years. The CRINKLY ALLIGATOR SKIN LEATHER Book HAS THE SCENT OF ANTIQUITY FROM A vintage BRITISH theater. It is QUITE an impressive thing to behold.
SOME OF OF THE MOST NOTABLE AUTOGRAPHS INCLUDE:
THE BEATLES - BOTH DATES OF THE GROUP'S APPEARANCES
THE GAUMONT CINEMA AUTOGRAPH LOG BOOK IS ACCOMPANIED BY 174 INDIVIDUAL LETTERS OF AUTHENTICITY
FROM RENOWNED BEATLES AND ROCK AND ROLL AUTOGRAPH EXPERT PAUL WANE, OF TRACKS,
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