An Autographed ‘Meet The Beatles’ Album Can Be Yours… For $90,000
Need one last big-ticket gift for that Beatles fan in your life? How about an original copy of their debut album 'Meet the Beatles,' signed by all four members of the group? Looks and sounds pretty great, right? The only catch is, you'll need almost $90,000 to play the role of Santa Claus in this manner.
After the album failed to reach the minimum desired bid in their music & entertainment signature auction on Dec. 13, Heritage Auctions is hoping that a fixed price -- $89,625, specifically -- will help this incredible piece of rock history find a home.
"An original pressing of this classic album is cool enough in and of itself, given that it introduced so many millions to the timeless music of The Beatles," said Garry Shrum, Consignment Director of Music & Entertainment Auctions at Heritage. "Add the autographs of all four members of the band and you have one of the great Beatles collectibles of all time."
The record was actually a gift, given to Dr. Jules Gordon by none other than Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The doctor treated George in February 1964, and received the LP as a thank you. The album has remained in the family ever since. Jeffrey Gordon, the doctor's son, is the current owner.