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Most expensive piece of Beatles memorabilia
« on: September 07, 2009, 07:22:15 PM »

A new exhibit at the Saint Giles Street Gallery in Norwich in the UK with rare printed items and photography of the Beatles features what is labeled as the most expensive piece of Beatles memorabilia ever put up for sale.

The highlight of "The $11 Million Dollar Picutre Show," on exhibit from Sept. 10 through Oct. 24, is a printer's proof of the Beatles famous "butcher cover" out of John Lennon's personal collection with a note handwritten by the late Beatle.

The note reads, "Here’s the famous banned butcher cover. You can sell it for $11 million dollars." Coincidentally, tha'ts the price gallery owners are asking for the picture, which they say makes it the most costly piece of Beatles memorabilia ever.

The original album cover was shot by legendary Beatles photographer Robert Whitaker, who will also be showing some of his rarer images along with a unique set of limited edition silkscreen prints of each Beatle that have been psychedelized, and have never been shown in public before. At the exhibit, Whitaker is also selling the original printer’s proof for the U.S. "Beatles ‘65" album, which he also photographed.

Additional highlights include rare photos by a number of '60s photographers inciuding Norman Parkinson, Terry O'Neill, Frank Hermmann, Michael Ward and Harry Benson. Tom Murray's famous "Mad Day Out" pictures, taken during a special photo shoot in central London in 1968, will also be exhibited.

Also on sale will be rare film posters, original cartoon cells from "Yellow Submarine" and the official exhibition poster, which has been designed as a limited edition collector’s item.

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