An autographed Beatles record album entitled “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was sold Saturday for $290,500 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
The album was autographed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. The signed record album was listed at $30,000 before the bidding started. The winning bidder was not identified.
The autographs of the band members were obtained in 1967, the same year the record was issued, according to a letter of authenticity posted on Heritage Auctions’ website.
Each of the Beatles signed next to his image on the inside spread of the album.
Beatles expert Perry Cox said the piece of memorabilia was “extraordinarily special.”
“I consider this to be one of the top two items of Beatles memorabilia I’ve ever seen — the other being a signed copy of ‘Meet the Beatles’ [the band's second album released in the U.S.],” he said, according to Heritage Auctions’ website.
The autographed album was one of several entertainment and music memorabilia sold at the auction.