RECORD sleeve on which an air hostess collected the autographs of all four Beatles is up for auction.
Auctioneers estimate the EP cover should raise between £400 and £500 when it goes under the hammer today.
Claire Chalkley of Ringwood Auctions said the estimated price reflected the fact that the auction house could not guarantee the authenticity of the signatures.
But it had received the sleeve from the family of the original owner.
“It came from an air hostess who met them. She said they were travelling on her flight and she had it with her,” she said.
The sleeve is to the four-song EP entitled The Beatles Hits, released in 1963.
The record brought together three of the Fab Four’s hit singles up to that point – From Me To You, Please Please Me and Love Me Do – along with Thank You Girl, which had been the B-side of From Me To You. The sleeve, up for auction at Ringwood, no longer contains the original record.
Claire said it was the first time the auction house had seen a collection of Beatles autographs.