Money CAN buy you more than 100 unseen photos of the Beatles

Beatles fans face a hard day’s fight to secure more than 100 previously unseen photos of the band on the set of their 1965 film Help! at new auction

  • The photos were taken in March 1965 and show the Four in Obertraun, Austria
  • Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr are seen in black coats and sunglasses
  • Expected to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 at an auction next Tuesday 

More than 100 previously unseen photographs of the Beatles on the set of their 1965 film Help! could fetch up to £15,000 at auction.

Taken in March that year, the collection shows the Fab Four in Obertraun, Austria, during the shooting of their musical comedy adventure.

Wrapped in thick black coats and wearing caps and sunglasses, the 124 black-and-white 35mm negatives show John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr shooting scenes against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

These negatives, which are up for auction, were taken on the set of Help! in Obertauern, Austria, and show the Beatles wrapped in thick black coats, wearing caps and sunglasses

The photos, taken by German photographer Bernd Kappelmeyer, are expected to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 when they go under the hammer at Omega Auctions in Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside.

They come as part of a haul of Beatles memorabilia, which includes an original sign from Abbey Road and a set of costume patterns for the psychedelic suits worn by the group on the cover of their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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The original card measurements, made by tailor Bermans of London in 1967, were used to create the military outfits worn by the band in their mid-career pomp.

The two sets include detailed measurements for each band member and are expected to sell for between £4,000 and £6,000.

Among the collection are patterns for the suits worn by The Beatles in their 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover (left) and Paul McCartney’s measurements for his psychedelic military-style outfit

The lot also contains ceramic tiles from a road sign on Abbey Road, which have been set a guide price of between £4,000 and £6,000.

These tiles were, according to the vendor, rescued from a wall being demolished in the mid-1990s close to Snowman House, a block of flats at the north end of Abbey Road.

The Beatles recorded almost all their albums and singles at the street’s famous studios between 1962 and 1970.

The exact date of the tiles is unknown, although the style of street sign was used in several north London areas between the 1880s and 1900.

The lots, which are to be sold separately, will go under the hammer next Tuesday. 

One of the items in the auction collection, which will go under the hammer next Tuesday, includes Ringo Starr’s signature 

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