Beatles' Signed Sgt. Pepper's Fetches $290K
Shatters previous record
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2013 7:11 AM CDT
A copy of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" autographed by all four band members.   (AP Photo/Heritage Auctions)

(Newser) – The Fab Four shattered another record yesterday, when a ultra-rare signed copy of their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album fetched a rather staggering $290,500 at auction—significantly topping the $30,000 that the auctioneer had predicted. "I consider this to be one of the top two items of Beatles memorabilia I've ever seen," said a Beatles expert; the other, a signed copy of Meet the Beatles, sold for $150,000. The copy of Sgt. Pepper's was signed by all four Beatles, probably around its June 1967 release, notes the Hollywood Reporter, and sold to an unnamed buyer from the Midwest.