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    Beatles and Roy Orbison Signed Tour Program, With A Group Of Tour Tickets and Original Handbill, 1963 This fascinating lot is the finest group of items we've ever encountered - and that may exist, anywhere - documenting the Beatles tour of the UK with Roy Orbison in May/June 1963. The story is well known that at the onset of the tour the Beatles were the support act for the more established Orbison. However, with their third single "From Me To You" at the top of the UK charts as the tour began and the fans clearly more interested in the exciting young Beatles, the playing order was flipped so that Orbison became the opening act for the Beatles.
    Included here is an exceptional set of Beatle autographs, affixed neatly in bold black ink by each near their respective photos on the tour book bio page. On the next page is a full page shot of Orbison, also beautifully signed in black ink and inscribed "Sincerely,". (And beyond that, there's also a fine blue ink autograph by David Macbeth, another performer on the bill.) In this collection are 15 ticket stubs, representing the bulk of the 21 dates of the tour, itself perhaps the most complete set of Beatles-Orbison tickets in existence. Rounding out the lot is a handbill for the tour's June 3rd appearance in Woolwich. Simply an incredible group!
    The tour program is in Very Fine condition, with the original staple binding intact. There is a small piece of white tape affixed to the page with the Macbeth signature. The tickets are in Very Good condition with some markings, tears, and creases consistent with use and age. The handbill is in Excellent condition, the colors vibrant and fresh, and with no tears.
    The Tour Book With Frank Caiazzo and Perry Cox COAs. The Caiazzo COA also mentions the tickets and handbill as part of the group.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    6th Saturday
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