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...
 
   
 

  "MEET THE BEATLES"
CAPITOL T-2047 MONO
RELEASED: 1/20/64, EAST COAST, #3 COVER

SIGNED ON THE BACK COVER BY
THE BEATLES

AUTOGRAPHED FEBRUARY 9, 1964
"THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW", CBS
TELEVISION STUDIO NO. 50,
1697 BROADWAY AT 53RD STREET, NEW YORK CITY

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.

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.

  ITEM#: AA158
PRICE: $110,000

 
   
 

  "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

 
   
 

  GAUMONT CINEMA
2 St. George's Parade, Wolverhampton, ENGLAND

COMPLETE LEATHER BOUND PERFORMERS
GUEST LOG AUTOGRAPH BOOK

SIGNATURES DATE FROM 1948 THROUGH OCTOBER 1971

NEARLY EVERY SINGLE ACT AND PERFORMER THAT CAME THROUGH THE GAUMONT WOLVERHAMPTON HAD SIGNED THIS 14" X 9" TREMENDOUS GUEST LOG BOOK - FROM THE EARLY BOOKINGS OF ACTORS and crooners IN THE LATE 1940'S - then transforming INTO A Rock and Roll Time Capsule.

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 smells like an old smoky theater from England. 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
     FROM MARCH 14, 1963 AND NOVEMBER 19, 1963
BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS - MARCH 7, 1958
THE DRIFTERS - MAY 13, 1959
CLIFF RICHARD & THE SEARCHERS - SIGNATURES FROM FIVE DATES
● ALAN FREEMAN - LEGENDARY DISC JOCKEY FROM RADIO
     LUXEMBOURG
● GENE VINCENT - SIGNATURES FROM TWO OF HIS DATES
● CHUBBY CHECKER - SEPTEMBER 4, 1962
● THE EVERLY BROTHERS - OCTOBER 10, 1963
● LITTLE RICHARD - OCTOBER 10, 1963
● BOBBY RYDELL - NOVEMBER 19, 1963
● CHRIS MONTEZ AND TOMMY ROE- WHILE TOURING WITH THE
     BEATLES
● 
HELEN SHAPIRO - WHILE TOURING WITH THE BEATLES
● MANFRED MANN - FEBRUARY 25, 1964
● THE ROLLING STONES - TWO SETS FROM TWO OF THEIR 1964 DATES.
     ONE SET HAS BRIAN JONES INCLUDED
● THE KINKS WITH RAY DAVIES - APRIL 29, 1964
● THE HOLLIES WITH GRAHAM NASH - APRIL 29, 1964
● LULU - SIGNATURES FROM THREE OF HER DATES
● THE MOODY BLUES WITH DENNY LAINE - JANUARY 28, 1965
● CHUCK BERRY - JANUARY 28, 1965
● DEL SHANNON - MARCH 2, 1965
● ROY ORBISON - SIGNATURES FROM THREE OF HIS DATES
● MARIANNE FAITHFUL - MARCH 16, 1965
● STEVIE WONDER - APRIL 10, 1965
● THE VANDELLAS - APRIL10, 1965
● THE SUPREMES - APRIL10, 1965
● HERMAN'S HERMITS - NOVEMBER 3, 1965
● GENE PITNEY - NOVEMBER 17, 1965
● CAT STEVENS - APRIL 13, 1967
● ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK - APRIL 13, 1967
● JIMI HENDRIX & NOEL REDDING - APRIL 13, 1967

  ITEM#: AA156
PRICE: $65,000


 
   
    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

 
   
 

  SEPTEMBER 1963 UK "THE Official Beatles Fan Club" Promotional Photo CARD
AUTOGRAPHED ON THE PHOTO SIDE BY
THE BEATLES


SIGNED CIRCA LATE 1963

measuring 5" X 4", THE CARD features THE fabulous black and white Dezo Hoffmann shot from that infamous JULY 1963 photo session, SIGNED BEAUTIFULLY BY ALL FOUR BEATLES IN BLUE BALLPOINT PEN CIRCA LATE 1963.

ThIS 'FAN CLUB' PHOTO CARD was the final promotional card issued AND AUTHENTICALLY Signed EXAMPLES are VERY desirable. THIS ONE IS A BEAUTY INDEED.

ACCOMPANIED BY A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM FRANK CAIAZZO.

  ITEM#: AA159
PRICE: $12,500


 
   
 

  "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES"
VEE-JAY, VJLP SR1062 STEREO, RELEASED: 1/10/64
VERSION 1 - WITH "LOVE ME DO" & "P.S. I LOVE YOU"
MEGA-RARE STEREOPHONIC "TITLES ON BACK" COVER

WITHOUT QUESTION, THIS IS THE LP THAT IS AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL COMMERCIALLY ISSUED U.S. BEATLES ALBUMS - THE FIRST NEAR MINT EXAMPLE TO HAVE SURFACED - MAKING IT ONE OF, IF NOT, THE VERY BEST CONDITION EXAMPLE KNOWN TO EXIST.

OF ALL THE BEATLES VEE-JAY ALBUMS AND ANY OTHER U.S. COMMERCIAL ISSUED ALBUM, THIS PARTICULAR VERSION OF "INTRODUCING THE BEATLES" IS THE RAREST VARIATION. IT IS THE EARLY 1964 VERSION ONE STEREOPHONIC PRESSING FEATURING THE "TITLES ON BACK" COVER.

THIS IS INDEED A WORLD CLASS EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE ALL TIME RAREST BEATLES ALBUMS IN THE WORLD. THIS IS OUR FIRST OFFERING OF THIS MEGA-RARITY, AND UNLESS SEALED PERFECT, IT CANNOT BE UPGRADED.

ACCOMPANIED BY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM PERRY COX, BEATLES U.S. RECORDS EXPERT, AUTHOR OF "THE BEATLES RECORD PRICE GUIDE" SERIES OF BOOKS.

  CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: LP412
PRICE: $20,000


 
   
    "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


 
   
 

  "YESTERDAY AND TODAY"
CAPITOL ST-2553 STEREO, RELEASED: 6/15/66 
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER

FACTORY #2 COVER - SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA

FAB 4 COLLECTIBLES IS EXTREMELY PROUD TO OFFER THIS MOST STUNNING STEREO FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER, WHICH REMAINS IN ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP. WITHOUT A DOUBT, IT IS ONE OF THE FINEST SURVIVING EXAMPLES KNOWN TO EXIST AND RIVALS SEALED EXAMPLES THAT HAVE AN ISSUE OR TWO. THIS ONE IS A GEM.

THIS FIRST STATE STEREO SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA #2 COVER IS ACCOMPANIED BY ITS MATCHING EAST COAST RECORD, GRADED IN SPARKLING MINT MINUS UNPLAYED CONDITION, ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL CAPITOL '66 ORANGE INNER SLEEVE.

AS AN ADDED ATTRACTION, A COPY OF THE CAPITOL RECORDS ORIGINAL "RECALL LETTER" THAT WENT OUT TO ALL DISTRIBUTORS & PROMOTERS ON JUNE 14, 1966 - IS ALSO INCLUDED.

  CONDITION:
COVER NM / RECORD M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: BC399
PRICE: $25,000



 
 
   
    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

 

 

 
   
 

  "THE BEATLES INTRODUCE NEW SONGS"
ULTRA-RARE PROMOTIONAL 45 RPM EXTENDED PLAY (EP)
CAPITOL PRO 2720 / 2721, BLACK PRINT ON DARK MAROON LABEL,
ISSUED AUGUST 1964

IN BRUCE SPIZER'S WIDELY ACCLAIMED BOOK THE BEATLES' STORY ON CAPITOL RECORDS PART ONE, HE DECLARES THIS PROMOTIONAL EP AS "ONE OF THE RAREST CAPITOL DISCS RELATED TO THE BEATLES".

SIDE ONE CONSISTS OF JOHN LENNON INTRODUCING CILLA BLACK'S PERFORMANCE OF THE LENNON & MCCARTNEY  TUNE "IT'S FOR YOU", FOLLOWED BY PAUL MCCARTNEY INTRODUCING PETER AND GORDON'S "I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN", ANOTHER LENNON & MCCARTNEY GIVEAWAY. SIDE TWO CONTAINS BOTH SONGS WITHOUT THE WRAP-AROUND INTROS AND SIGN-OFFS.

SENT TO RADIO STATIONS IN AUGUST OF 1964, ONLY A HANDFUL OF AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL EXAMPLES FOR THIS RECORD EXIST AT ALL TODAY!

  CONDITION:
VINYL NM- TO VG+++ / LABELS NM
ITEM#: PR547
PRICE: $4,750

 
 
   
 

 

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

ULTRA-RARE ORIGINAL

CONCERT TICKET STUB
9:30PM PERFORMANCE, BROWN COLOR, BALCONY SEAT, B51

ONE OF THE RAREST TICKET STUBS OF BEATLES CONCERT EPHEMERA. A MOST BEAUTIFUL  EXAMPLE OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS VENUE WHERE THE BEATLES PERFORMED TWO SHOWS DURING THE GROUP'S HISTORICAL FIRST U.S. VISIT.

A LETTER FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE TICKET STUB IS INCLUDED.

  CONDITION: NM-
ITEM#: CA095
PRICE: $9,500

 
   
    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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