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...
 
   
 

  "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: $22,500


 
   
 

  "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. 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.

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO.

  ITEM#: AA163
PRICE: $30,000

 
   
 

  'THE BEATLES AND ROY ORBISON'
ORIGINAL 16 PAGE TOUR PROGRAMME

AUTOGRAPHED ON PHOTO SPREAD BIO PAGE BY
THE BEATLES.


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 7" X 10" 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.

  ITEM#: AA164
PRICE: $20,000

 
   
    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

 
   
    "LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO" PLASTIC ONO BAND
APPLE SW-3363
CANADIAN PRESSING
ISSUED: 12-12-69

ORIGINAL 1970 CALENDAR
SIGNED BY JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO
WITH TWO LARGE PORTRAITS DRAWN BY JOHN
DECEMBER 23, 1969, TORONTO, CANADA.


INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL ACCOMPANYING COVER AND RECORD.

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS AN ORIGINAL 10" X 10" METAL SPIRAL BOUND 1970 "JOHN AND YOKO CALENDAR" THAT WAS INITIALLY ISSUED WITH THE "LIVE PEACE IN TORONTO" LP,  AND AUTOGRAPHED IN THIN BLACK FELT TIP PEN FOR MICHAEL McLUHAN, SON OF MARSHALL McLUHAN. McLUHAN, Canadian philosopher of communication theory, INTERVIEWED THE LENNON'S ON DECEMBER 23, 1969 IN TORONTO.

THIS SET IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER FROM MICHAEL McLUHAN, AND A THUMB DRIVE WHICH SHOWS THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW BY MARSHALL McLUHAN AND THE LENNON'S ON THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW AND SIGNING, DECEMBER 23, 1969.

ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO.
ADDITIONALLY, A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM TRACKS, LTD. U.K., IS ALSO INCLUDED.

  CONDITION: NM
ITEM#: SOA033
PRICE: $10,000


 
   
 

  "PLEASE PLEASE ME"  B/W  "ASK ME WHY"
VEE-JAY 498
RELEASED: 2/20/63
"BEATTLES" WITH "TT" (VJ 498.DJ1, SPIZER)

ULTRA-RARE WHITE LABEL DISC JOCKEY PROMOTIONAL COPY

THE FIRST RECORD RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES TO BEAR THE BEATLES NAME WAS "VEE-JAY 498". THE SINGLE CONTAINED THE GROUP'S SECOND BRITISH 45RPM SINGLE, "PLEASE PLEASE ME" BACKED WITH "ASK ME WHY".

THE VINYL ON THIS RECORD IS A STUPENDOUS NEAR MINT WITH MINIMAL PLAY TIME EVIDENT AND RETAINS A HIGH GLOSS AND THE GROOVES DISPLAY A LUXURIOUS DEEP SHEEN. THE LABELS HAVE A BRIGHT WHITE TONE. THE A-SIDE LABEL (VG+++) HAS TWO FAINTED "X" MARKINGS THAT HAD DESIGNATED THE A-SIDE PLAY, WHILE THE B-SIDE IS GORGEOUS AND GRADED NEAR MINT.

ACCOMPANIED BY ITS OWN ORIGINAL VEE-JAY 1963 GENERIC SLEEVE.

THIS "DISC JOCKEY" ADVANCE SAMPLE VEE-JAY 498 PROMOTIONAL ISSUE IS A TRUE RARITY, AND A CORNERSTONE IN ONE'S COLLECTION.

  CONDITION: NM (VINYL) /
VG++ & NM (LABELS)
ITEM#: PR616
PRICE: $3,500


 
   
    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

 

 

 
   
    CARNEGIE HALL
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1964
57TH STREET & 7TH AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL & COMPLETE

CONCERT PROGRAM

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES PROUDLY OFFERS THE RAREST OF ALL BEATLES CONCERT PROGRAMS.

THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE OF THE 28 PAGE 11" X 8" PROGRAM, WOULD BE THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT FOR THE ORIGINAL TICKET STUB WE ARE ALSO CURRENTLY OFFERING (SEE ITEM BELOW). THE BEATLES PERFORMED TWO SHOWS AT THIS PRESTIGIOUS NEW YORK CITY VENUE ON FEBRUARY 12TH DURING THE GROUP'S HISTORICAL FIRST U.S. VISIT.

  CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: CA098
PRICE: $2,500

 

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