Today, Invaluable, the premiere online auction marketplace, has teamed up with Leonard Joel Auction House to auction off one of the largest private collections with 81 lots of unique Beatles photography memorabilia ever assembled.
Among the lots are such rarities as:
- Lot 6: The Beatles on their way from New York- Washington, D.C. train ride during the Beatles first U.S. visit in February 1964.
- Lot 9: 2X Images of The Beatles during a press conference on their way from New York- Washington, D.C. train ride during the Beatles first U.S. visit in February 1964.
- Lot 40: The Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan Show circa 1964. The Sullivan photo was taken during the dress rehearsal for the show on February 9, 1964, during which the Beatles recorded three songs for later broadcast (February 23, 1964). The photo is of them performing “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”
The condition of the Beatles negatives are as shown in the scans online (they have not been touched up) and they come with a 1 of 1 edition print (done this year). We’ve done this in order to better illustrate these beautiful pieces to our clients’ during viewing and to show how the negatives translate.
The majority of the Eve Bowen photos were taken in one session on the train journey to Washington U.S.A during the Beatles first ever U.S tour in 1964 and offer a lovely insight into what seem to be very playful men. Most of the negatives were acquired as a group and several have been previously illustrated online with the consent of the vendor. What makes this opportunity so unique is that they come with copyright so the owner may use the image and reproduce it as they wish.