Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Signed Beatles album, $118,230, RR Auction
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A rare copy of The Beatles’ album Meet the Beatles, signed by the group and given to Dr. Jules Gordon for tending to George Harrison’s sore throat prior to their iconic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, sold for $118,230 in a Marvels of Modern Music Auction held March 13-20 by RR Auction in Boston, Mass. Also, an archive of material from jazz legend Roy “Little Jazz” Eldridge went for $71,553; and a pair of wire-rimmed eyeglasses, originally presented to Victor Borge by John Lennon, made $22,605. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.