Beatles photos sell for over $300,000


NEW YORK – A trove of unpublished photographs of The Beatles’ first US concerts taken by a Washington teenager in 1964 has taken in more than $360,000 (€250,000) at auction, selling for many times their estimates.

Forty-six lots of about 50 pristine black-and-white photographs of the group, that had sat in a box for 45 years, totalled $361,938 including commission at the sale on Wednesday night, Christie’s said.

The collection had been expected to fetch about $100,000.

Bidders paid anywhere from $813 to $68,500 for Mike Mitchell’s gelatin silver prints, which chronicled The Beatles’ appearances in Washington and Baltimore. – (Reuters)