Excessively rare vintage early-to-mid 1962 Beatles signatures and inscriptions in ballpoint, "Love to Erika from John Lennon, xxx," "To Erika, love Paul McCartney, xxx," "To Erika, George Harrison, xxxx," and "Love to Erika, from Pete Best, xxx," on a pink 5.5 x 4 album page; the reverse is signed and inscribed by Ringo Starr, then playing drums for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, "To Rikki, Love Ringo Starr, xxxx." It was also signed and inscribed later by John Lennon's sons, "To Erika, with love, Julian Lennon, '91" and "Hello Erika! Love, Sean Lennon, 1998." In very good condition, with an old tape stain to one edge, and light staining to the other three edges.
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in part: "The purpose of this letter is to serve as authentication of the signatures of the four members of the British Rock and Roll quartet known as The Beatles, with drummer Pete Best, who preceded Ringo Starr…These 5 autographs were obtained at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in early to mid-1962. Ringo, who was playing drums for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, signed on the same night as The Beatles when both were on the bill…It is extremely rare to have a set of Beatles autographs with both drummers, Pete Best and Ringo Starr, on the same item. To date, only 2 or 3 such sets are known to exist." A marvelous and decidedly unique assemblage of Beatles autographs.
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