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    George Harrison's Playboy Award. The Beatles were named Best Vocal Group in the 1970 Playboy All-Star Jazz and Pop Poll Award, and this medallion was intended for George Harrison, who apparently never received it. At the time, the Beatles' mail was forwarded to an office in New York City that didn't quite have the staff or budget to answer the massive amounts of non-business mail sent to the band, much of which was discarded. This particular package was rescued from the refuse by an attorney who officed in the same building, who passed it along to his nephew, who has had it ever since. The 2.5" sterling silver medal weighs 3.62 troy ounces and comes in a keep-box. It is accompanied by a typed letter dated June 11, 1970, and signed by Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner. The letter reads in part: "As you know, I am a long-time music buff and cannot help but be pleased when one of my favorite performing groups is elected in our poll. Thus, it is especially pleasing for me to be able to send you your medallion signifying the Beatles selection to the All-Star Band as Best Vocal Group." Ironically, the band had officially split up two months earlier and released its final album, "Let It Be," one month after that. Both items are in Excellent condition.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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