An iconic Beatles album was sold for $290,500 at an auction in Dallas. According to the Associated Press, the winner is a person in the Midwest, who wishes to remain anonymous.
On Saturday, Heritage Auctions organized a bidding event in Dallas, during which an iconic Beatles album was listed. The album, a copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, is signed by all the four members of the band. According to Heritage Auction’s letter of authenticity, posted on its website, the autographs were given the same year the album hit stores – 1967.
According to Beatles expert Perry Cox, the album is “extraordinarily special”, being considered one of the top two items of Beatles memorabilia, along with another item, a signed copy of the band’s second album, “Meet The Beatles”, released in 1964.
The item’s starting price was $30,000, but soon it went up to almost ten times the initial value. The album was won by a bidder who hasn’t been identified, but apparently lives in the Midwest.
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was one of the top items listed at the auction, which included generally entertainment and music memorabilia.