'Extremely rare' letter signed by all the Beatles could fetch £12,000 at sale
An "extremely rare" letter signed by all four members of The Beatles is set to fetch up to £12,000 at auction.
The typed letter to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew, who travelled with the band, was signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in September 1965.
It reads: "Dear Paul, we just thought that we would like to write to you all and say thanks very much for your help on the tour. We enjoyed it and appreciated your patience and co-operation. Hope to see you next year."
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr all signed with their first names only, while George Harrison signed with his first and last name.
The letter, on NEMS Enterprises headed paper, is accompanied with a letter from press officer Tony Barrow, confirming details for the group's 1965 tour. NEMS Enterprises was Beatles manager Brian Epstein's company.
Both will be sold at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, on Saturday.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge described the letter as an "extremely rare" piece of rock and roll history.
"Anything signed by all four Beatles is highly collectable but to have it on NEMS stationary and addressed to Paul Drew, one of architects of Top 40 radio takes it to another level," he said.
The letters are expected to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000.