A few highlights from the FFE collection

 

Pre-Fame Artifacts (1960-1963):

 

June 1960 stage-used set list from the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey, Merseyside.  Handwritten

by Paul McCartney at age 18. This is the earliest known set list.

 

"Love Me Do" 45 signed by all four Beatles at Dawson's Music Shop in Widnes, UK on October 6, 1962

-- the day after the record's release.

 

Three-page letter written by George Harrison while in residency at the Star Club in Hamburg,

Germany in 1962.

 

Stuart Sutcliffe-penned play list of songs he was to learn before embarking on tour with the Beatles

in 1960.

 

Collection of Stuart Sutcliffe original artwork.

 

Stuart Sutcliffe letters handwritten in Hamburg during the Beatles' first residency there in the fall of 1960.

 

Complete and original Mersey Beat newspaper that announced the Beatles as the Top Poll Winners.
(Formerly the property of Beatles' drummer Pete Best.)

 

Mersey Beat Collection featuring every key Beatles issue from 1961-1962.

 

Set of all three Cavern Club membership cards from the years the Beatles made regular appearances
there (1961-1963).

 

Original John Lennon letter written to his aunt and uncle announcing his son Julian's birth in 1963.

 

Set list written by Paul McCartney and used by the Beatles at an April 17, 1963 performance at
the Majestic Ballroom in Luton, UK
.

 

March 1963 poster from the Chris Montez-Tommy Roe UK tour.

 

RIngo Starr stage-used drumsticks from the 1964 Christmas shows, as well as spares from 1963.

 

Hundreds of other items that relate to the pre-fame period (1961-1963).

 

Collection of early concert tickets and programs  (1962-1963).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatles in America and World Tour Artifacts (1964-1966)

 

Ringo Starr's black-on-black striped suit worn in the Beatles' debut film A Hard Day's Night and
on the cover of the UK Parlophone LP Beatles For Sale.

 

The original stage-used set list from the Beatles' first American concert, Washington Coliseum, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964.  Handwritten by John Lennon on stationery from the Shoreham Hotel.

Brian Epstein's handwritten working draft of the city-by-city itinerary for the Beatles' fall 1964
North American tour.

 

Paul McCartney's handwritten song lyrics for his composition, "What You're Doing".  Written while

on tour in Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1964.

 

White Matte Gold Album award for the Rubber Soul LP.

 

Complete concert ticket collection for all three North American tours, 1964 to 1966.  The only

complete collection in existence.

 

Important documents between Brian Epstein and Norman Weiss of General Artists Corporation regarding the booking of the first North American tour, 1964.

 

Signed performance contracts and riders for every stop on the first North American tour (excepting Kansas City), summer 1964.  Also, several performance contracts for stops during the 1965 and 1966 American tours.

 

1966 Cleveland and 1966 San Francisco concert tour posters.  Very few posters were produced during any of the three tours.

 

Posters for the Beatles feature films A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965).

 

Several authentic Beatles autograph sets, including a piece of Dallas hotel stationery signed by the four Beatles and Brian Epstein for the Dallas Beatles Fan Club president on September 18, 1964.

 

Butcher Cover collection -- Original pasteovers, peeled covers, posters and other printed materials pertaining to the withdrawn cover for the Beatles Capitol LP Yesterday and Today.

 

Literally hundreds of pieces of mass-produced, merchandising items:  Beatles lunchbox and thermos, hairspray, dresses, curtains, nylons, bubble bath, wigs, gum cards, dolls, model kits and countless

other pieces.

Late Period Artifacts (1967-1969)

 

John Lennon owned and worn round National Health spectacles (1967).

 

Brian Epstein's handwritten last will and testament.

 

Beatles Apple Corps.-related merchandise and printed materials.

 

Yellow Submarine animated film-related items.

 

Materials related to the Beatles films Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be.

 

Many other post-1966 items.

Rubber Soul gold record
Beatles-Little Richard Tower Ballroom program Oct. 1962
Mersey Beat #2 - Beatles Polydor cover Mersey Beat Vol. 1 No. 2  July 20-Aug. 3, 1961  1
Mersey Beat Beatles Sign With EMI Vol. 2 No. 31 Sept. 20-Oct. 4, 1962 top
Butcher KLIF survey
Comic book - Summer Love
Magazine - Whole True Story 16 1966
Cavern card 1963
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Cavern club 1962.jpg
Beatles Newsweek cover 1964.jpg
Beatles break-up magazine 1970.jpg
Shea Stadium 1965 concert ticket stub.jpg
I Want To Hold Your Hand record cover.jpg
April 1966 U.S. Fan Club bulletin.jpg
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Beatles store displays (flasher rings 1964, diary 1965, Wallet Fold-outs 1964) o
Ed Sullivan Show ticket rejection notice Feb. 16, '64.jpg
Beatles coloring book 1964.JPG
Beatles Flip Your Wig game 1964.JPG
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Beatles brunch box 1965.JPG
Guitar brooch.JPG
Beatles Halloween costume (Paul) 1964.JPG
Beatles shirt 1964.JPG
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HELP! movie magazine.jpg
NEMS Epstein letter.jpg
NME Poll Winner's concert programme April 21, 1963.jpg
Allan Williams Beatles business card 1960.jpg
Beatles & John Leyton programme April 25, 1963.jpg
North American tickets - Dallas '64 concert.JPG
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My mono butcher 1976.jpg
Tower ticket 1261.JPG
Cavern card 1961.jpg
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Cabana Dallas auto set.jpg
Beatles Grosvenor set list 1960.jpg
Aintree Institute handbill August 1961.jpg
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Contract.jpg
SET LIST 72dpiemail.jpg
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Beatles Lux soap box with blow-up dolls offer 1966-67.JPG
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Beatles shirt 1964.JPG
Beatles Nestles Quik can with blow-up dolls offer 1966-67.JPG
Yellow Submarine watercolor set 1968.JPG
Philladelphia concert parking pass 1966.jpg
Beatles Bobbin' Head dolls 1964.JPG
Yellow Submarine plastic model kit 1968.JPG
Beatles wig 1964.JPG
Beatles Kaboodle kit 1964.JPG
Beatles harmonica 1964.JPG
Beatles hat 1964.JPG
Beatles hair bow 1964.JPG
Beatles Airflite box 1964.JPG
Beatles brunch box 1965.JPG
My Bonnie single on Polydor Oct. 1961 (1st version with slow German intro).jpg
Dallas Times Herald.JPG
Cavern club 1962.jpg
Tower ticket 1261.JPG
Beatles 1962 promotional card #1.jpg
Teen Talk magazine 1964.jpg
Beatles Dallas to Houston '65 concert bus pass and ticket.jpg
Gator Bowl ticket '64.jpg
Indy ticket.jpg
16 magazine Complete Story From Birth To Now 1965.jpg
Love Me Do.jpg
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Paul Is Dead magazine 1969.jpg
Beatles Colorforms Kit 1966 - touched up.JPG
TIME magazine 1967.jpg
She Loves You record cover.jpg