Microphone that helped record Sergeant Pepper album to be auctioned in Northamptonshire

A microphone used to record Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A microphone used to record Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A rare piece of paper with the signatures of all four Beatles is to go on sale in Towcester next week alongside a microphone used to record a Ringo Star’s drums.

The signatures are all in clear blue ink and on the one piece of paper and of

All four Fab Four autographs on one piece of paper is rare, the auction house says

All four Fab Four autographs on one piece of paper is rare, the auction house says

greater value, according to the auctioneers, than four separate signatures.

Alongside it at the JP Humbert auction room a microphone used at the Abbey Road studios for the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in 1966/7.

However it had a slight fault which some people claim can be heard on the snare drum in some of the recordings.

The items have come from a private vendor who obtained them from a sound engineer at Abbey Road.

A full set of Beatles autographs on the one sheet of paper has added rarity value.

Jonathan Humbert, auctioneer

Jonathan Humbert, owner of he auction house, said: “A full set of Beatles autographs on the one sheet of paper has added rarity value and the condition is very good too.’

The signatures are set to be estimated at £10,00-15,000 and the microphone £400-600.

The sale takes place on Wednesday April 22.