The end of The Beatles on auction

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    Estimate : 30,000 – 50,000 USD, not 300-500.

  2. Tim Wilson says:

    So many interesting Beatles items get auctioned. I wonder about this variance mentioned in the article in the signature page from what was signed/photographed from years ago by John. I can’t assume this item isn’t real, but once I heard Ringo say at least half or more of the Beatles memorabilia items for sale out there are fake.

    • Paul D says:

      I’m guessing there were originally as many copies of this document as there were signatories, ie four copies. Whether any of the other three copies still exist is anybody’s guess. But why would one copy be set out differently to another? Even if all four were individually hand-typed you would expect them to be set out exactly the same wouldn’t you?

      If I was wealthy enough to be bidding for this item I’d need a few questions answering first.

      I’m not surprised at what Ringo said. “Buyer beware” as they say. As time goes by and these items pass through more and more hands it only gets harder to verify that what you have is the real deal.

  3. Shad Radna says:

    We see George signing multiple documents, so who knows? And we see him signing them at the same time that Paul is signing them in the same room. So assuming they both had to sign all the same sheets of paper, each sheet would necessarily have to go to one of them first. So Paul may have been asked to sign as the representative of Apple on some documents, while George was asked to on others. The sequence of the four signatures in the document for sale was pre-determined by the required name being printed underneath each space (in alphabetical surname sequence). The document we see John signing didn’t have those, and Paul evidently signed it first, which may be why he was also asked to sign for Apple.

  4. James Peet says:

    Even if this document was the genuine article, and I was in the fortunate position to be able to afford it, I wouldn’t want to own something that meant the (legally) ending of the Beatles. I’d sooner have a signed album cover, or something else. I can understand how much it meant for George to get this thing done and dusted, his glee is there for all to see and hear. I wonder if he and Paul actually said anything to each other at this signing. Paul looks sad and subdued. That’s how I feel, too.

  5. Paul D says:

    Totally agree with you, James. I would much rather own a Beatles-related item which had a more positive vibe about it!

  6. Win Corr says:

    Looks like one if the multitudes of documents that must have been signed.

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