Rare Beatles photos to be auctioned in Newcastle

Beatles memorabilia to be auctioned later this month

A collection of rare Beatles photos given to a Tyneside teenager by an Apple Studios security guard in 1971 are to be auctioned in Newcastle.

The rare promotional photos from Apple Studios, including pictures of The Beatles, were given to the teenager when she knocked on the door of the record company headquarters.

Beatles fan Barbara Henderson was just 18 in 1971 when she and a friend plucked up the courage to knock on the door of the Apple Building at 3 Saville Row in London. To the girls’ surprise, the night security guard opened it.

The 16 photographs include pictures of The Beatles, John Tavener, James Taylor, The Radha-Krishna Temple, Mary Hopkin, Yoko Ono and Jackie Lomax.

The photographs will be auctioned by Anderson & Garland on March 23 during the three-day Fine Art sale. The lot has an estimated value of £300-£500, but the death of Beatles producer Sir George Martin on March 8 and the publicity associated with it may well push the price of the collection even higher.

The pictures are expected to attract national and international interest when they go under the hammer in Newcastle.

The Anderson & Garland Fine Art sale, which will be held on March 22– 24, will include antiques, art, jewellery and collectibles. The prestigious auction regularly attracts online and telephone bidders from around the world.

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