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Set of four Beatles signatures

Lot 1071 (The Collectors' Auction, 6th February 2020)

Sold for £3,300


Lot details

Set of Beatles signatures compiled by Douglas Garrett, Police Officer, signed on Market Street Police Station canteen menu, signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, cut to frame size 14.5 x 10.5cms.

Provenance: come with original letter written and signed by vendor reading: "My dad Douglas Garrett (Doug) was a Newcastle policeman stationed in the East End of Newcastle, Hedlam Street, now Clifford Street. In the early 1960s the Beatles came to Newcastle to perform at the City Hall. Extra police were seconded to Newcastle Centre to help control the crowds of screaming Beatles fans. Dad was one of those policeman and said that in order to get the Beatles into the station safely they were dressed in police uniforms. They were in the police canteen and my dad was able to obtain the autographs. He did not have any paper to hand, hence the autographs were written on the back of the canteen menu. The Beatles remained at the station until it was time to go to the City Hall. Eileen Bainbridge 21st January 2020".

 

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Auction: The Collectors' Auction, 6th February 2020

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