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Set of Beatles autographs for sale

Published 17/04/2015

The microphone that was used to record the drums of Ringo Starr in the recordings of Sergeant Pepper, which is being sold at auction (J P Humbert Auctioneers/PA)
The microphone that was used to record the drums of Ringo Starr in the recordings of Sergeant Pepper, which is being sold at auction (J P Humbert Auctioneers/PA)
A rare piece of paper with the signatures of all four Beatles which is being sold at auction (J P Humbert Auctioneers/PA)

Money can't buy me love but it can pay for some sought-after Beatles memorabilia.

A piece of paper signed by all four members of the band and a microphone used during the recording of their landmark album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are up for auction next week and expected to fetch a four figure sum.

The autographs are valued at around £1,500 and the microphone could go for as much as £600.

Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert, from Towcester in N orthamptonshire, said : "A full set of Beatles autographs on the one sheet of paper has added rarity value and the condition is very good too."

The microphone was used to record Ringo Starr's drumming during sessions for the album which was recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London.

The Fab Four remain hugely popular, with rare items of memorabilia going under the hammer for large sums.

T he piano John Lennon used when writing one of his most best-known songs, I magine, sold for £1.45 million in 2000 and the actual drum skin from the cover of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sold for £541,000 seven years ago.

The autographs and microphone go on sale on Wednesday April 22.

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