With two days to go, the bids for a signed monaural copy of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album that one memorabilia expert called a “lifetime opportunity” are continuing to climb and are now approaching $125,000, Heritage Auctions reported Wednesday.
The newest basic bid now stands at $100,000. Adding in the auction house fees, the total cost of the album is $122,500. The most recent bid was $90,000 before fees. Heritage says there have been 14 bids on the item. The album’s sale page has attracted 7,725 page views.
The album, a UK mono album with a gatefold cover, which is accompanied by by an Official Souvenir Programme of the fourth annual Beatles Convention of Cavern Mecca from 1984, is one of the 66 Beatles lots in the auction. Also included will be a Beatles 45 single of “My Bonnie”/”The Saints”, a Beatles Shea Stadium concert poster from 1965, an American Express application signed by both John Lennon and George Harrison, and an unused VIP ticket to a taping of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” dated Feb. 9, 1964, the night of the Beatles’ debut on the show.”
The internet bidding ends at 10 p.m. CT Friday. The actual sale, with the final phone, mail, fax, internet and in-person bidding for the album, takes place at 11 a.m. CT Saturday at the company’s offices in Dallas, Texas.
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