A rare Beatles postcard with the signature of the drummer who succeeded Ringo is for sale.
A rare Beatles postcard with the signature of the drummer who replaced Ringo when he became unwell is being auctioned today.
At the height of Beatlemania, drummer Jimmie Nicol filled in for Ringo Starr on a Fab Four world tour for two weeks.
After Ringo’s tonsillitis, Jimmie filled in for him for ten gigs from June 3 to 15, 1964.
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After manager Brian Epstein saw him playing with Georgie Fame and the Flames, Jimmie received the call to join the band.
The 24-year-old was given a Beatles haircut and ordered to pack his bags for a flight to Denmark the next day after a six-song audition, according to Ultimate Classic Rock & Culture.
Jimmie’s wife was able to obtain a rare autographed postcard from John, Paul, George, and her husband Jimmy at Beirut airport as the plane stopped to refuel during his brief stay.
A loud screaming audience greeted John, Paul, George, and Jimmie as they walked off the plane, including Jimmy’s wife.
The consignor’s note of authenticity for the postcard explains how Jimmie’s wife got the autographs.
The letter goes as follows: “On that day, a large crowd gathered at Beirut airport to greet the arrival.
“Because her father (Wing Cdr SJ Eaton – RAF) was Air Attaché in Beirut at the time, [Jimmie’s bride] was in a privileged position.
“She was able to go through the security checkpoint, board the plane, and speak with and acquire signatures from the Beatles.”
The names of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Jimmie Nicol are signed in blue ballpoint pen on the 5.5 by 3.5 inch postcard featuring a Hong Kong harbor landscape.
The postcard, described by Paul Fraser Collectibles as “extremely scarce,” is projected to fetch £5,000 to £6,000 at auction.
With eight days until the auction closes, the postcard appears to be on its way to being sold, with the highest price presently standing at £3,700.
Jimmie has only 12 signatures with the other Beatles. The summary comes to a close.