SPECIAL ACQUISITIONS


EVEN THOUGH ALL ITEMS ARE SPECIAL.... THERE ARE SOME THAT STAND OUT ABOVE AND BEYOND OTHERS FOR THEIR EXTREME RARITY, CONDITION OR OTHER HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE ATTRIBUTES. ON THIS PAGE WE LIST THOSE ITEMS SEASONED COLLECTORS SEEK ABOVE ALL OTHERS.... THE HOLY GRAILS SO TO SPEAK... THESE ITEMS SERVE AS SIGNIFICANT CORNERSTONES TO ANY SERIOUS COLLECTION... AND ARE VIEWED AS 'FOUNDATION PIECES' TO SUPPORT A COLLECTION THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A STRONG FUTURE INVESTMENT...
 
   
 

  ULTRA-RARE MARCH 1963 LARGER FORMAT 7" X 5"
PARLOPHONE RECORDS PROMOTIONAL PHOTO CARD

AUTOGRAPHED ON THE REVERSE SIDE BY
THE BEATLES

WINTER GARDENS THEATRE, MARGATE, JULY 1963.

THIS SENSATIONAL AUTOGRAPH SET WAS SIGNED BY THE BEATLES ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE FINAL AND MUCH RARER OVERSIZED
7" X 5" PARLOPHONE PHOTOCARD. AUTOGRAPHED IN VIBRANT BLUE BALLPOINT PEN, EACH SIGNATURE IS SENSATIONAL, EXCEPTIONALLY WELL FORMED AND VERY BOLD.

THE AUTOGRAPHS WERE OBTAINED AT THE WINTER GARDENS, MARGATE, ENGLAND BETWEEN JULY 8TH AND 13TH 1963 WHEN THE BEATLES WERE PLAYING A SERIES OF CONCERTS AT THE VENUE IN THIS SEASIDE TOWN.

THIS AUTOGRAPHED PARLOPHONE RECORDS PROMOTIONAL PHOTOCARD ORIGINALLY SURFACED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN THE SEPTEMBER 14, 1994 AUCTION WITH SOTHEBY'S, SALE NUMBER LN4541, LOT NUMBER 833. THE OFFERING HERE IS THE FIRST TIME IT HAS BEEN AVAILABLE SINCE THAT ORIGINAL SOTHEBY'S AUCTION.

 

ITEM#: AA165
PRICE: $12,500

 
   
 

  "LOVE ME DO"  B/W  "P.S. I LOVE YOU"
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!

  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: PAR294
PRICE: ------




          4.13.18
 
   
    RARE 1963 DEZO HOFFMAN 6" X 8" PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH AUTOGRAPHED ON PHOTO BY
THE BEATLES.


SIGNED IN BLUE BALLPOINT CIRCA LATE 1963.

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 BEATLES HAVE SIGNED IN BLUE BALLPOINT NEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE IMAGE, AND ARE EXCELLENT EXAMPLES FROM THIS PERIOD.

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".

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTERS OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO AND PERRY COX.

  ITEM#: AA143
PRICE: $17,500

 
   
    ULTRA-RARE LOS ANGELES TIMES
1965 "HOLLYWOOD BOWL" CONCERT
AD SLICK PRINTER'S PROOF
FULL PAGE NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT FOR MAY 8, 1965 EDITION
DESIGNED BY EISAMAN, JOHNS AND LAWS AGENCY, LOS ANGELES
AD #7-125

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS THIS ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC 22" X 16" AD SLICK PRINTER'S PROOF FOR THE BEATLES' 1965 RETURN ENGAGEMENT APPEARANCE AT THE FAMED HOLLYWOOD BOWL. THIS FULL PAGE AD RAN IN THE MAY 5, 1965 EDITION OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.

PRINTED ON FLAT STOCK THICK PAPER, THIS IS 100% ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC. THE REPRODUCTION POSTERS WERE PRINTED ON GLOSSY STOCK AND WERE LARGER IN SIZE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN AD SLICK PRINTER'S PROOF FOR THIS ADVERTISEMENT TO HAVE SURFACED TO DATE.

  CONDITION: VG++
ITEM#: OM228
PRICE: $6,500

 
 
   
 

 

  WASHINGTON COLISEUM
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 1964
3RD & M STS, N.E.
WASHINGTON, D.C.


ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL
CONCERT TICKET STUB

FOLLOWING THEIR TRIUMPHANT DEBUT ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW ON FEBRUARY 9, 1964, THIS STUB IS FROM THE BEATLES VERY FIRST CONCERT IN AMERICA THAT TOOK PLACE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT THE WASHINGTON COLISEUM.

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS ONE OF THE RAREST PIECES OF BEATLES CONCERT EPHEMERA AND ONE THAT RARELY SURFACES TODAY. HERE IS AN ORIGINAL 'ARENA' LOCATION 'PURPLE' CONCERT TICKET STUB FROM THE GROUP'S INFAMOUS AND HISTORICAL U.S. FIRST VISIT.

  CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: CA099
PRICE: $3,750

 

 

 

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