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Stars' autographs go under hammer
Jukebox Jury script signed by The Beatles
The script signed by The Beatles dates back to 1963
Autographs by The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe and serial killer John Reginald Christie have gone under the hammer in North Yorkshire.

The Beatles autographs - on a 1963 script of the television show Juke Box Jury - sold to a collector of Beatles memorabilia for 1,400.

Another collector, from Lancashire, paid 900 for an autograph album containing Monroe's signature.

The album also contains the signature of signer Frankie Vaughan.

According to documentation, Vaughan obtained Monroe's signature and then gave the album to his personal secretary, who handed it down to her niece.

Medical document

The same collector bid 180 for a World War I military issue medical release document signed by Christie, recording lung trouble and loss of speech, due to an enemy gas attack in March 1918.

The landlord was hanged after confessing to the murders of eight female victims in the 1940s and 50s at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, west London.

Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, said the sale brought together "one of the greatest pop groups, one of the greatest icons, and one of the most infamous serial killers of all time".

Nick Lambert, head of collectables at Tennants, said he was pleased with the sale.

"Some people are just obsessive about collecting autographs," he said.


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