Signed Beatles items get mixed reviews at Heritage Auctions

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Brian Epstein signatures from their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964, an 8 x 10 glossy of the Fab Four in a foldover photo album. Price Realized: $125,000. Heritage Auctions image.

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Brian Epstein signatures from their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964, an 8 x 10 glossy of the Fab Four in a foldover photo album. Price Realized: $125,000. Heritage Auctions image.

NEW YORK (AP) – A large piece of stage backdrop signed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago has failed to sell at a New York City auction.

Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher said Saturday that the company will now try to privately broker the $800,000 plastic wall section the Fab Four autographed on Feb. 9, 1964.

Other memorabilia items from the Beatles’ historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show were bought by a high-end collector who asked not to be named.

Those included a signed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band original fan club poster for $59,375 and a Beatles Meet the Beatles! signed stereo LP for $56,250.

Autographs from the Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Brian Epstein from the 1964 performance sold for $125,000.

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The Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Brian Epstein signatures from their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964, an 8 x 10 glossy of the Fab Four in a foldover photo album. Price Realized: $125,000. Heritage Auctions image.

The Beatles, Ed Sullivan and Brian Epstein signatures from their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964, an 8 x 10 glossy of the Fab Four in a foldover photo album. Price Realized: $125,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Beatles signed ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ original fan club poster (UK, 1967) in a framed display. Price realized $59,375. Heritage Auctions image.

Beatles signed ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ original fan club poster (UK, 1967) in a framed display. Price realized $59,375. Heritage Auctions image.