11 February 2015
Hello my friends
My grandmother asked me to sell her beatles autograph (cause I'm the computer guy in the family). But I have no clue where the best place is, so that's why I joined the experts for help :P.
The card has always been there since I can remember, my grandma got it from her sister back in the day when she came back from her travels in England. Her sis went to see them there I believe it was one of there earlier concerts. But I suppose you guys can tell me more about the card.
I don't have an eBay account with established reputation so that's out. I don't have a COA yet because you can't get it here in Belgium. And I don't want to risk sending it to the states or something by post. But is a COA even worth it??
To wrap it up: What's the best place to sell and what do you think it's worth?
Thank you very much
14 April 2010
Before you think about selling it, you may want to see about geting it authenticated. The signatures do not resemble the ones I've seen in the past. Check this page of Google images.
I am by no means a collector, so don't take my word for it. I do know that back in the day, Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall would "sign" autographed pictures and such for the Beatles. It may still be worth something even if they signed them.
To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.
4 February 2014
I'm sorry, but I have to agree with Zig in that they don't look familiar.
It may be worth something depending on the story behind it (like the Mal and Neil thing), but there's really no way to prove that they signed it the Beatles didn't.
Clean old men have been known to sell forgeries to young women in early 60's Britain.
17 December 2012
I am sorry to say this, but I am unfortunately not convinced the signatures are genuine. Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans (their roadies) often provided their "autographs", using different pens to give the impression of different hands.
Here are some examples of verified examples:
You should be able to see that there are obvious differences.
Obviously, though, as something that has come from the Beatles camp, it has a value, though I am unsure what it is.
And, equally obviously, I could be wrong about how genuine the signatures are. As I say, they don't look quite right to me, but I'm no expert.
Your best bet would to contact one of the London auction houses, like Sotherby's (who regularly have Beatles sales), and send them the jpg's. You will always get the best via auction. Selling them to an autograph company, they will factor in their profit. Autographs in auction often go to collectors/fans who have no interest in selling them on, meaning a higher price is often reached.
As to dating, the photo is a Dezo Hoffman 1963 publicity picture, which would likely make it 1963 or 1964, though - if obtained in the UK - I would lean toward 1963.
Genuine, several thousand, while not, but if thought to be Neil or Mal, maybe a £100 or so, maybe less.
I apologise if the suggestion they are not genuine disappoints. In the end, only experts in their signatures can say yay or nay.
As I said, a London auction house would be the best approach you could make.
"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
I agree that the autographs probably aren't genuine, and that a major auction house will be able to authenticate.
I should say, though, that the publicity postcard looks like it's in fantastic condition. It's rare that these things are that well preserved, because they weren't seen as having any value. The Neil/Mal autograph sets do appear at auction, so £100 isn't out of the question.
11 February 2015
Thx very much for the quick replies. It's quite dissapointing to hear that it might be fake :(. But I'll send the pic to sotheby's to be shure I'll keep you guys posted.
Hehe maybe they where drunk or fly'n high when they signed this card and that's why it's all messed up
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