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.
3. Signed Rubber Soul album - £25,850
An autographed copy of the 1965 second mono pressing of Rubber Soul, signed by all four Beatles, made £25,850 at Sotheby’s in December 2002.
The signatures were obtained by a resident of Wapping, London where the Beatles attended a photo shoot in July 1968.
2. Signed copy of Meet the Beatles - £70,000
The most expensive Beatles signed album ever sold is a copy of Meet the Beatles, which made £70,000 in 2006 at an ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com auction. It was given as a gift to George’s sister Lou.
The Meet the Beatles 1964 album was the second US release for the Fab Four, despite claiming to be the first on the sleeve.
Another copy, signed by the Beatles and offered to Dr Jules Gordon, who had treated George for a sore throat on February 8 1964, a day before the Beatles made their US television debut on the Ed Sullivan show, sold for £39,000 at a Case Antiques auction in May 2011.
1. The Quarrymen That’ll be the Day acetate - c. £100,000
The Quarrymen were the precursor to the Beatles, and featured John, Paul and George alongside other members.
In 1958 they produced an acetate recording of Buddy Holly's That’ll Be the Day, with a McCartney and Harrison composition, In Spite of all the Danger, on the flip side.
Only one copy was ever made, and it is currently owned by Paul McCartney. It has been valued at £100,000 by Record Collector magazine.