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$290,500 album: Beatles record goes for big bucks at auction

$290,500 album was a rare copy of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' sold at a Dallas auction. The $290,500 album was signed by all four members of the Beatles. 

By The Associated Press / April 1, 2013

This undated image provided by Heritage Auctions shows what is described as a 'pristine' copy of The Beatles’ 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' album autographed by all four members of the band. The album sold for $290,500 over the weekend.

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A copy of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album signed by all four band members has sold at auction for $290,500.

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Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says a Midwest collector bidding online purchased the autographed album Saturday. Names of the seller and the buyer have not been made public.

The Beatles signed the album on the gatefold above pictures of their heads. Heritage originally estimated the 1967 album would sell for around $30,000. Pre-auction bids topped $120,000.

The album was the centerpiece of an auction featuring a variety of music and entertainment memorabilia.

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