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BEATLES-ED SULLIVAN MEMORABILIA
$800K signed stage wall from Beatles' 1964 Ed Sullivan appearance fails to sell at NYC auction
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:58 PM EDT
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.
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.