Rare signed Beatles vinyl fetches over £22,000 at auction

The item for sale was a mint-edition pressing of 'Please Please Me'

A rare signed LP by The Beatles has fetched more than £22,000 at auction.

The mint pressing of 1963 debut ‘Please Please Me’ was sold on eBay and received a wining bid from an American buyer of $36,655 (£22,620).

The listing notes that “There are no stains/wrinkles/marks/other at all anywhere near the exquisite signatures of John, Paul, George and Ringo” and that “this is an artifact worthy of the finest museum-grade collections, instantly transporting the new owner to a category of very, very elite collectors.”

The item received 39 bids throughout the auction and was eventually sold to an undisclosed bidder, reports WhatSellsBest.

This is not the first time that a Beatles LP has fetched a vast sum at auction. Last year, a signed copy of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was sold for £191,000 to an anonymous buyer at an auction in Dallas, while a collage by artist Sir Peter Blake used for the insert in The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ also fetched more than £50,000 at auction.