Ken’s Korner: Signed Beatles album auctions for $290,500
News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles
By Ken Hall
A copy of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, signed by all four Beatles in 1967 (the same year it was released), sold for $290,500 at an auction held in Dallas by Heritage Galleries. Heritage assigned it a ridiculously modest pre-sale estimate of $30,000, but the final gavel price proved the market for merchandise signed by the lads from Liverpool is as strong as ever. The buyer was an unnamed collector from the Midwest. All four Beatles signed their names next to their images on the album.