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Beatles signed dollar bill eBay auction may not hit reserve price with day to go

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The auction for a rare U.S. dollar bill signed by all four Beatles in 1964 before “The Ed Sullivan Show” is scheduled to end just before noon ET Dec. 4 on eBay but the reserve price has yet to be met. The current bid is $9,500.

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According to the listing, the 1963 dollar bill was signed by all four members of The Beatles in Feburary, 1964, before their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The listing says it's the only Beatles autographed U.S. dollar bill known to exist and it was signed at a time when there was little public access to the Beatles.

The signatures of John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are done with a a blue ballpoint pen, while Paul McCartney's signature was made with a black felt tip marker. The bill has also been signed by disc jockey Murray The K, who called himself “The Fifth Beatle.”

The dollar bill comes framed with a photo of the Beatles arriving at JFK Airport in New York and has been authenticated by memorabilia expert Frank Caiazzo and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Bidding will end at 11:53 a.m. ET Wednesday.


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