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1960-1962 Beatles News-Service Photos Trio w/Pete Best

Lot Number 1348

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Surprisingly few Fab Four photos from the Pete Best era (1960-1962) have reached the auction block. This trailblazing trio captures the Liverpool lads in their familiar early haunts—New Brighton's Tower Ballroom and Hamburg's Star Club. Two photos from the former appear to be Type I quality, with great image clarity/contrast, light peripheral wear, dimensions of approximately 5" x 6-1/2", and reverse-side date stampings for December of 1961. The third from the latter venue measures a larger 7" x 9-1/4" and likewise was published circa 1960-1962, though the image quality is not as sharp, suggesting Type III "restrike" status rather than a Type I from the original negative. Nevertheless, it remains a killer shot with period reverse-side writing and a German distribution-service stamp. There is publication-usage wear in the form of creasing, editorial notations, etc.

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