"This was a very smart purchase by a serious collector. There are not likely many, if even a single better copy, of this legendary album anywhere." In the end, the original banned cover for The Beatles 1966 Yesterday and Today LP - their ninth - sold for $26,300.
#1 And a truly iconic Beatles image...
How's this for a striking image? When auction house Christie's auctioned the discovered works of photographer Mike Mitchell back in July, this piece was among the sale's highlights.
The sale comprised of 50 lots of unpublished and never-before-seen photographs of the Beatles' first hysteria-inducing visits to America in 1964. Mitchell when he was just 18 years old when he took them, and the images had been filed away for nearly 50 years.
The DC native shot dozens of intimate and thrilling photographs capturing the excitement of this first British Invasion. Like this example, which unsurprisingly led Christie's sale to bring $68,500.
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