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Signed '63 UK copy of first Beatles album for sale

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A 1963 UK pressing of The Beatles debut album “Please Please Me” signed by the band with a special note from George Harrison has just been acquired by Tracks Auction.com and is now for sale, a spokesman for the company told Beatles Examiner on Jan. 28.

The album, which you can see on this page, has been autographed on the reverse of the sleeve by the four members of the group in dark blue ballpoint pen. George Harrison added the dedication ‘To Steve all the Best and a Happy Birthday from the Beatles’ above his name. (Editor's note: And no, he's not referring to the Beatles Examiner.)

According to Tracks UK, the autographs were obtained at the Granada Cinema, Tooting, London on June 1, 1963, when the Beatles performed in two shows that night at the venue with Roy Orbison. The auction house says the sleeve has some light stains on the left side and some wear and they describe the album as in “very good minus condition.” They estimate its worth at £19,000 ($31,498 USD).

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