Beatles fans should prepare themselves for a Christmas cracker this festive season as a one-of-kind Christmas card, signed by each of The Beatles members, is being auctioned on Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The lot in question is a 1963 Christmas card signed by all four members of the group; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Originally addressed to Sylvia, founder of The Beatles’ British fan club, the card features a short note written by the legendary Beatle John Lennon, with additional signatures from the other three members. The signatures of Freda Kelly and Anne Collingham, other founders of The Beatles fan club, also feature in the card. With Christmas just around the corner, this could be the perfect last minute gift for a Beatles enthusiast, leaving even the most Bah-humbug fan feeling festive. This one-of-a-kind lot is being sold by a famous Dutch collector and with bids already at almost at £1500, it could well be the world’s most coveted Christmas card. Ben Fried, General Manager of Catawiki commented, “We see all kinds of collectibles pass through our auctions, but this is one of the most exciting pieces of memorabilia we’ve seen yet, and with Beatle-mania still as strong as ever, we expect to see a bidding war commence over this particular lot.” The auction will run until the 23rd of December and can be viewed via the following link: http://bit.ly/1TcCdH0
What is CatawikiFounded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
Our BeliefsWe strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
Special ObjectsOn Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.
Lars van den Heuvel