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Beatles autographs go under the hammer

A piece of paper signed by the Beatles is set to fetch a four figure sum at auction today. It'll go under the hammer along with a microphone used by the band at Abbey Road studios at a sale in Northamptonshire.

Beatles signatures

A full set of Beatles autographs on the one sheet of paper has added rarity value and the condition is very good too.

– Jonathan Humbert of J P Humbert Auctioneers
Microphone used in Beatles recordings

The signatures are set to be estimated at £1000-1500 and the microphone £400-600.

John Lennon's former home to go under the hammer

The house where John Lennon learned to play guitar is up for auction today. The property, on Blomfield Road in Liverpool, was once owned by his mother Julia. Although Lennon lived mostly with his Aunt Mimi nearby, he was a frequent visitor.

The three-bedroom home has been given a guide price of £120,000, but auctioneers are hoping it might attract much more from investors with an interest in The Beatles. Our reporter Tim Scott took a look around:

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Historic Beatles memorabilia goes on show at museum

Credit: Granada reports

A piece of rock history dating back more than 50 years and which has never previously been on public display has gone on show in Liverpool at the Beatles Story Museum.

The Hand written notes by George Martin from the first HELP! recording dated 15th February 1965 are being shown for the first time this weekend to mark their golden anniversary.

David Bedford from the Beatles Story Museum talked to Granada Reports earlier:

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