The Wikicollecting.org Top 10 most expensive Beatles records With the news that a rare signed Beatles single recently sold for more than £9000, Wikicollecting.org has compiled a list of the world's most expensive Beatles records.
News-Antique.com - Sep 01,2011 - 10. My Bonnie Decca-release single 1962 - £4,000
A 1962 Decca release of My Bonnie/The Saints in the US by Tony Sheridan and the Beatles sold on eBay for £4,000 in June 2011.
Earlier forms of My Bonnie had been released in the UK but this version was the first to appear in the US. Such versions are today highly collectible.
9. Please Please Me signed single - £9,060
A copy of the UK release of the Beatles’ second single, Please Please Me, signed twice on both sides by all four members of the band, was sold at auction for £9,060 in August 2011.
The sale took place as part of the annual Beatles Convention, and was held in the Paul McCartney Auditorium at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
The rare single was sold by a local woman from Liverpool, who had acquired the signatures after seeing the band perform at the Cavern Club in the city.
8. Signed Sgt Pepper album - £12,000
A 1967 Sgt Pepper album, signed by John, Paul and Ringo, sold for £12,000 at a Copper Owen’s auction in October 2005.
It was signed for one of the Apple Scruffs, the group of Beatles fans who used to congregate around the Beatles’ Apple Corps building in London and the Abbey Road studios.
7. The Beatles and Frank Ifield On Stage LP - £13,500
This rare US-issued LP features songs by the Beatles and British pop singer Frank Ifield.
It was released in 1964 by Vee-Jay, shortly before the company’s right to publish Beatles material expired in October of that year.
Stereo versions of the album are particularly rare, which explains why a copy sold for £13,500 in 1995.
6. Beatles Butcher Cover - £16,000
The Beatles Butcher Cover is the album cover initially used for the Beatles’ 1966 US release Yesterday and Today.
Famed for its controversial depiction of the Fab Four with bloody meat and dolls’ limbs, most copies were posted over with a more conventional cover by record company Capitol.
A factory sealed Butcher Cover album sold for £16,000 at Heritage Auction Galleries in February 2011. It is thought there are only 25 sealed copies with the original cover in existence.
5. 0000005 pressing of the White Album - £19,201
This mono pressing of the 1968 release The Beatles, better known as the White Album, sold for £19,201 on eBay in 2008.
Each pressing was granted its own unique number. The first four were given to the Beatles, although none have as yet appeared on the market. Version 0000005 was offered to an anonymous musician in 1968 and has since had several owners.
4. A Hard Days Night signed by all four Beatles - £22,800
A signed A Hard Days Night album cover was sold by Sotheby's for £22,800 in 2006. Approximately eight to 10 signed A Hard Days Night covers are known to exist.
The album was issued on 10 July 1964 in the UK, 4 days after the release of