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    Beatles Autographed "P.S. I Love You / Love Me Do" First Pressing 45, One of the First-Ever Signed Beatles Records, in Matted Display (UK, October 6, 1962). The Beatles' first single for EMI was released on October 5, 1962. The very next day they traveled the short distance from Liverpool to Widnes in Lancashire for a 4:00 official autograph signing appearance (the first of only three in their career) at Dawson's Music Shop. For thirty minutes, the Beatles signed copies of their brand new single for fans. This is one of the records signed that day, on the "B" side (P.S. I Love You) label in black ballpoint: "John Lennon XXX", "Paul McCartney", "Ringo Starr XX", and "George Harrison". The record is handsomely double matted to an overall 19.5" x 13" with a vintage 7.25" x 7.5" B&W glossy photo of the Beatles taken during a January 1963 appearance at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store in Liverpool. A rare and very desirable piece of Beatle history. Disc VG-EX 6. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    According to the excellent reference book Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records by Bruce Spizer and Frank Daniels (New Orleans: 498 Productions, 2011), this is one of the "few thousand" pressed for the October 5th release with the very first version of the record label, referenced in the book as PAR 4949.01A(i). The main indication is that "the initial labels, 01A(i), have the Ardmore & Beechwood publishing credit left-aligned and slightly indented so that the 'B' is above the 'XC' in the matrix number prefix 7XCE." All the other "tells" match including the tax code pressed into the trail off area being "ZT".




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