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    Beatles - A Sgt. Pepper Garden Gnome Cover Prop Autographed By The Beatles (1967). Here is a true rarity that would be a great addition to any Beatles collection - a cardboard cutout garden gnome figure from the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Designer Peter Blake worked with the Beatles to stage the cover, which was filled with lifesize cardboard likenesses of famous figures such as Mae West and Bob Dylan behind the Beatles. Among the smaller items in the foreground was this garden gnome, which appears on the cover to the right of George's leg. At the end of the cover session on March 30, 1967, the gnome was chosen as a memento by an assistant to cover photographer Michael Cooper, and it was signed by the Beatles immediately following the shoot. The gnome is in two parts - both front and back were created by Blake for the shoot, and presumably joined together, which may explain the small holes at the top and bottom of each. The Beatles have all signed the back in the lower, lighter portion in green marker. There appears to have been a liquid spill to on the back after the signing, which has affected the Ringo and John signatures. Both the front and back elements measure approximately 20" high by 5" wide. Both gnome elements are framed with a vintage, unopened stereo copy of the LP to approximately 31" x 25". Excepting the water damage mentioned, the gnome is in Very Good condition, and is an incredible Beatles artifact. Includes LOA from Frank Caiazzo
    and Tracks LTD. COA from Heritage Auctions.




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    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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