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    Two Pairs Of Rare "Beatles Style" Sunglasses By Filtral (Germany, 1966). The first pressing of the "Paperback Writer / Rain" single issued in Germany in May 1966 (Odeon O 23210) featured a picture sleeve with a color photo of the Beatles on the front, and an advertisement for very modish "Beatles Style" sunglasses on the back. Manufactured by the venerable German optical company Filtral, the translated text of the advertisement reads in part: "A hit for the Beatfan. Spirited, young, fascinating!" Issued in both black and white frames with greenish glass lenses and metal reinforced arms with five barrel hinges, these German-made glasses are extremely high quality eyewear, and will still turn heads nearly 50 years after their introduction. Included are one pair of white and one pair of black glasses, both measuring 5.5" wide, with the model name "BEATLES STYLE" embossed in gold on the right temple arms. In unworn Near Mint condition with minor scratches to the frames, some dust on the hinges and lenses consistent with age and handling. Also included are an original Filtral box, and a color reproduction of a retail display sign for the sunglasses. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection.

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