It’s only three more days until Christmas, but if you’re missing a gift for a music-lover called Sylvia AND have a cool couple of grand to spare, we may have come across literally the perfect thing.
This one-off Christmas card was signed by all four Beatles and has gone on auction online at Catawiki. The 1963 Crimbo missive has the signatures of Paul, John, George and Ringo and is addressed to Sylvia, the founder of their British fan club.
Top left is John Lennon, who bloody loves a good hyphen. Below him is a blue Paul McCartney, with his messy ‘y’.
Unassuming George Harrison sits in the bottom left corner.
Ringo takes pole position in the top right, leaving plenty of kisses to Sylvia, above the Hallmark message. Classic Ringo.
If you’re wondering about the other names at the bottom right of the card, those are the signatures of Freda Kelly and Anne Collingham, other founders of The Beatles fan club.
According to Ben Fried, top dog at auction site Catawiki, “This is one of the most exciting pieces of memorabilia we’ve seen yet, and with Beatle-mania still as strong as ever, we expect to see a bidding war commence over this particular lot.”
It’s currently sitting pretty at £1743, so if you’re interested, get involved now – bidding closes tomorrow (23 December). See the lot here.