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    Beatles Yellow Submarine Original 1968 Ringo Starr Porcelain Figurine (Goebel, 1968). One of the rarest (and most expensive) of the original 1968 Yellow Submarine merchandise items were the porcelain figurines of John, Paul, George and Ringo made by Goebel in West Germany, which were manufactured specifically for the US market. Purportedly no more than 100 sets were made at the time (with one set going to each of the four Beatles, and a set each to Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall). A much larger edition of replicas was produced in 2005, but this Ringo is a 1968 original! The figurine stands 8.5" and is in Very Good condition, with three small losses of paint to the black paint on his hair at the back of the head. The finish retains its original glaze and the hand applied paint is bright and fresh. With the original imprinted marks in the foot bottoms ("bull 307" on the right, "1968" on the left), and the Goebel Stylized Bee Three Line mark from the 1960s also on the left.

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    August, 2014
    23rd Saturday
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