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1962 John Lennon Very Early Signature (PSA Graded MINT 9)
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There is no such thing as a typical John Lennon signature. Certain characteristics of Lennon’s handwriting can determine a broad period in time as to when it was penned. However, we are excited in offering an exceptional signature cut that was signed by John Lennon a year before The Beatles achieved fame and fortune. The signature offered was placed on the reverse of what was cut down from a larger picture of The Beatles taken at the Cavern Club in Liverpool sometime in 1961. This photograph was verified by referring to the book written by Alan Williams titled “The Man Who Gave The Beatles Away.” The photograph was trimmed to measure 2 3/16” x 3 5/8”. The cut is inscribed “To Jenny Love From John Lennon X.” The bottom of the card was penned by an anonymous hand with “(John Lennon) At Cavern, 1962.” To fully appreciate this rare John Lennon signature, the timeline of The Beatles career must be taken into account. The signature predates their first number-one record “Please, Please Me” that was released in England on January 11, 1963. In 1962, The Beatles had achieved local popularity, but they were far from superstardom. When The Beatles traveled to London for their Decca and EMI auditions, they realized what “unknowns” they really were. Back in Liverpool, they did have a local fan following and they’d often play by request on stage, but they rarely autographed. In reviewing examples of John Lennon’s signature signed in 1964, during the height of “Beatlemania,” his penmanship had matured significantly. John’s signature during the 1970s, up to the time of his untimely death in 1980, varied greatly. We take great pleasure in offering this stunning, pre-fame John Lennon signature. Penned in black ballpoint, the rich quality of this signature is truly outstanding.
PSA-DNA Auction House Letter, Frank Caiazzo
1962,Book,Card,Picture,Record,Signed John Lennon,John Lennons
Auction End: 15-Dec-05 Post Views: 5020
Price; $0.00 – $1,500.00