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Beatles tour guide issues plea for help in finding missing badge

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Liverpool Beatles tour guide Jackie Spencer told Beatles Examiner Feb. 20 she is asking for help from Beatles fans for something she lost during her recent trip to the U.S.

As she wrote on her blog, “My recent trip to New York started off rather badly, when my wallet was lost / stolen at JFK. Before I even had time to alert the authorities, £300 was spent on my cards.

“Thankfully all of the money has been refunded by the card companies, but sadly, in the wallet was also my Official Liverpool Beatles Guide Badge. This badge is proudly worn by a small number of us who went through rigorous assessment and training to be appointed as Beatles Guides by the City of Liverpool. In other countries it would be deemed illegal to set up tours without a professional qualification, but not in the UK, so this, plus the blue badge is the accolade to check when making your enquiries for a Beatle Tour.

“I have always worn mine with pride, and really do miss it! The badge is very distinctive, featuring a black Rickenbacker on a gold background, and of course my name. I'd be really grateful if sharp-eyed Beatle People would keep their eyes and ears to the ground to see if it surfaces. I arrived at JFK exactly 50 years to the minute as the Beatles did, and so the badge would have been lost as I checked through customs at approximately1:30 p.m. Friday 7th February 2014.

“What a fantastic story it would make if we found it with Beatle People Power! Let me just add, that this bad start in no way spoiled my trip. If anything, the outpouring of concern from everyone made it even better. I can replace the badge, but I really want my original back, so HELP! There is a reward....a FREE tour to anyone who finds it, although you do have to make your own way to Liverpool!”

Anyone finding it, contact us by email and we'll pass word to Jackie.

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