Beatles photos raise �1300 at auction
Two cherished photos of The Beatles, put up for auction by a local man, have raised �1,300 for leukaemia research. The pictures belonged to Harry Bartlett of Rickinghall and were sent by the 'fab four' to his daughter Ann who died from the illness in the 1960s at the age of 16.
Two cherished photos of The Beatles, put up for auction by a local man, have raised �1,300 for leukaemia research.
The pictures belonged to Harry Bartlett of Rickinghall and were sent by the 'fab four' to his daughter Ann who died from the illness in the 1960s at the age of 16.
Ann was mad on The Beatles, and experts at the auction house think that lead guitarist George Harrison forged the autographs of his band mates on the group photo to make her dreams come true.
He also wrote a personal message to Ann on a photograph of himself, to say he hoped she would be out of hospital soon, signing it 'Love from George Harrison', with three kisses.
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Mr Bartlett said he decided to sell the cherished photographs after learning that his solicitor Colin Wright, who lost his own daughter Suzie to leukaemia, was raising money for research into the disease at the UEA. They were auctioned at Aylsham on Friday.
Andrew Bullock, of auctioneer's Keys, said: 'The lot made �1,300 and has gone to specialist dealers as I thought it would. I think everyone will be pleased, it is a more than worthy cause.'
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Mr Wright, whose practice is in Attleborough, said: 'I think it is fantastic that Harry, at his age, should try and do something for the benefit of leukaemia research. He is trading a memory so that someone else might survive leukaemia when my daughter and his daughter did not.'