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Beatles Signed "Sgt Pepper" Gatefold Photo John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr Autograph
This is the inside gatefold photo from the album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" signed By John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in black Flair felt tip pen. This is just the gatefold photo, which has been cut off the rest of the album cover by the recipient for display purposes. The signatures were obtained by an American fan named Penny, who was visiting England at the time, and acquired the signatures outside the EMI Studios in July 1968. John added "To Penny Love", Paul added "To Gwen Love", and George added "Love from" before their signatures. Paul apparently misunderstood her name. The Flair felt tip pens, the forerunners of the later Sharpies, were a writing instrument, and not a permanent marker as were the Sharpies. They would tend to smudge, particularly on slicker surfaces such as this, which can be seen in a few areas here. This gatefold photo is one of the most desirable and sought after signed Beatles items, and though it is not the complete album, this will mount and display very nicely. Adding to it's rarity is the fact that all four Beatles signed their full names, which is not the case on some of the other signed Sergeant Pepper albums known to exist. Also three of them added further inscriptions. As I can only upload two photos here, I will send individual scans of each signature to those interested.