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A Yesterday and Today album from 1966, a U.S. First State Butcher album specifically a prototype stereo example, owned by John Lennon and displayed on the wall of his Dakota apartment in New York. The front of the album is signed in a text bubble "To Dave from John Lennon December 7th '71." It is additionally signed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the cover. The back of the cover bears an original artwork by Lennon of a man holding a shovel with his dog next to him. Lennon has also drawn in tears and stains as part of the actual artwork.
Lennon took the album off his wall and signed it to Dave Morrell, a Beatles fan and collector who owned a reel-to-reel tape of the Yellow Matter Custard alternate recording. Lennon traded this album to obtain the recording that Morrell owned. Morrell obtained the other two Beatles signatures later. This is believed to be the only First State Butcher album bearing three Beatles signatures.
Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Frank Caiazzo.

12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches

The Beatles

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Estimate £120,000 - £150,000May 9, 2019