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No sale for signed Beatles item at NYC auction

This Feb. 7, 1964 file photo shows The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison arriving in New York at John F. Kennedy airport. (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) - A large piece of stage backdrop signed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago has failed to sell at a New York City auction.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher said Saturday that the company will now try to privately broker the $800,000 plastic wall section the Fab Four autographed on Feb. 9, 1964.

Other memorabilia items from the Beatles' historic appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" were bought by a high-end collector who asked not to be named.

Those included a signed "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" original fan club poster for $59,375 and a " Beatles Meet the Beatles!" signed stereo LP for $56,250.

Autographs from the Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Brian Epstein from the 1964 performance sold for $125,000.

 

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