$11 million album cover: Most expensive piece of Beatles memorabilia ever


The legendary band Beatles is loved and adored to this day by thousands of folks across the world. And the fans definitely don’t shy away from shelling out millions of dollars to own any memorabilia of this iconic band. For such fans here is another opportunity to make some great additions to your collection of Beatles memorabilia. To coincide with the worldwide release of the digitally re-mastered back catalogue of every Beatles album on 09/09/09, the Saint Giles Street Gallery in association with the British Beatles Fan Club will be presenting the Eleven Million Dollar Picture Show. The show is an exhibition of a collection of rarely seen original and vintage printed ephemera and photography reflecting the world’s most successful, iconic and popular band of all time. And what is it that you can take back from this show, you ask? Well, fans (extremely wealthy fans) have the opportunity to buy an extremely rare original banned Beatles “butcher cover”, a printer’s proof from the personal collection of John Lennon.

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The original album cover was shot by legendary Beatles photographer Robert Whitaker. The “butcher cover” will be exhibited with a note personally signed by John Lennon that says: “here’s the famous banned butcher cover. You can sell it for $11 million dollars”. Taking Lennon’s advice, the owners of Saint Giles Street Gallery are selling this album for a whopping $11million, making it the most expensive Beatles memorabilia ever. Besides this $11 million album, fans can also buy the original printer’s proof for the Beatles ’65 album for which Robert Whitaker shot the cover. Fans can also purchase rare film posters, original cartoon cells from “Yellow Submarine” and the official exhibition poster, which has been specially designed as a limited edition collector’s item.
A must visit show for all Beatles fans, the Beatles $11 Million Dollar Picture Show is scheduled to take place at the Saint Giles Street Gallery in Norwich, England, from September 10th to October 24, 2009.
[Beatlesnews]