Thursday, October 20, 2016
Early photo traders
I love things like this! We know that this is a photograph of John Lennon with Margaret Hunt, who wrote one of my absolute favorite book about a fan meeting the Beatles. However, when you look at the autograph on the back, you see that John made it out to "Marie" and not to "Marg."
It seems like this photo was from the earliest days of Beatles photo trading. I love this because I still to this very day trade Beatles photos with other fans. Every week I am trading rare Beatles photos on facebook messenger or email. But in 1962, fans traded photos in person. Fans would get photos taken with one of the Beatles and get extra prints made and trade them for photos that others fans had taken of themselves with one of the guys. Marg and Marie traded photos. Marie got this one of Marg and John, which she got signed and Marg left with one of Marie and one of the guys.
This photo and autograph can be yours for $5,000 (or best offer) on ebay right now!