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30 March 2021
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@Ahhh Girl, when I click on your link to the Yoko book it goes to the site homepage, if I copy and paste the link it comes up broken.

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30 March 2021
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Working link to the article AG posted.

David Sheff has his connections to the subject, and it'll likely be an interesting read, but "definitive"? We'll have to wait and see. Every biography is trailed as being the "definitive". No one's gonna talk up their product by saying it's alright or better than average, it's always gonna be definitive.

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Unseen letters John, Paul and George sent to Astrid are going up for auction as are other items they sent to Astrid. Unrelated photos from their time in Germany are also up for sale in the same auction.

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The Guardian report that several letters written to Astrid Kirchherr by members of the Beatles will be auctioned by Bonhams on 5 May (catalogue not yet available, so I'll post a link when available).

One of the most moving letters is one from John in October 1962, after Stuart's death, which opens with a typical "Yes, it's me – John Winston." before movingly telling her:

I'm really sorry you are so sad and uncertain about yourself. You must know that Cyn, I and the other Beatles will always feel the same about you. You will always be Stuart's Astrid to us.

It'll be interesting to see the letters once the catalogue is published, though a couple are included in the article.

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meanmistermustard said
Unseen letters John, Paul and George sent to Astrid are going up for auction as are other items they sent to Astrid. Unrelated photos from their time in Germany are also up for sale in the same auction.

  

I wonder what relative/friend of Astrid's is selling them. She's barely cold and they're up for auction already.

 

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@AppleScruffJunior said

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Unseen letters John, Paul and George sent to Astrid are going up for auction as are other items they sent to Astrid. Unrelated photos from their time in Germany are also up for sale in the same auction.

I wonder what relative/friend of Astrid's is selling them. She's barely cold and they're up for auction already.

I believe they are letters she sold privately in the 80s/90s to a collector on condition they would not be made public or resold until after her death.

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That's a bit more comforting at least....

 

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The Royal Mail in the UK have announced they are honouring Paul with a set of twelve stamps to be issued on 28 May.

Eight of the stamps will depict album covers:

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while a mini sheet of stamps will feature shots of Paul in the studio:

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Paul becomes the third solo artist to have a dedicated set of stamps (following David Bowie in 2017 and Elton John in 2019).

The Beatles had a dedicated set of 10 stamps in 2007:

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(Only the second set of stamps to feature living people after the Royal Mail changed its rules in 2005 which prevented the depiction of any living person other than the Monarch or members of the Royal Family, the first set commemorating the England cricket teams victory in the 2005 Ashes.)

This puts Paul in the unique position of having a set of dedicated stamps to commemorate his career as a member of a band and another set to mark his solo career.

David Gold from the Royal Mail said:

Paul McCartney remains a vital figure at the centre of rock and pop - an artist whose legacy is immense, but whose work continues to generate popular attention and critical acclaim. This dedicated stamp issue is a fitting tribute to one of the UK’s much loved and revered musical icons.

They will be issued in multiple versions, from sheets of stamps to first day covers, from presentation packs to framed editions.

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