Beatles autographs, John Lennon printing plates come to auction

The printing plates used for John Lennon's first book will feature alongside Beatles autographs on May 19 in Cheshire, UK.

John Lennon Printing Plates in his own write
Unique John Lennon items are becoming increasingly scarce at auction

The printing plates were used to print the ilustrations for Lennon's book, In His Own Write, which was the first solo project of any of the Beatles' members. It contained many short stories and poems, as well as artwork by Lennon.

The item is sure to be snapped up by bidders, with unique pieces of Beatles memorabilia becoming increasingly scarce at auction, as more and more items head to museums. It is estimated to sell at £3,000-5,000.

Another unique piece of Lennon memorabilia is currently selling over at PFC Auctions. Download our free John Lennon memorabilia market report here for great investment advice.  

The printing plates will be joined at auction by a selection of Beatles autographs. The leading lot will be provided by an in-flight menu from the Beatles Bahamas Special trip from London to New York in 1965. Signed by all members of the Beatles, the menu comes with newspaper clippings, a route map and postcard from the trip. It is valued at £4,000-6,000.

Beatlemania shows no sign of stopping, with the Fab Four's autographed photos achieving a 14.33% pa value increase from 2000-2011, according to the PFC40 Autograph Index.

Also featuring in the sale is another complete set of autographs. They feature on the back of an invitation to a military officer to visit Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE. The band were at the palace on the same day in 1965 to receive their own MBEs. It is estimated to sell at £5,000-6,000.

PFC Auctions also has this autographed 1964 copy of the Liverpool Echo special dedicated to the Beatles.  You can see the full range of memorabilia available in the auction here.



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