British Beat and Rockband of the 1960’s. The Beatles Autographed Promotional Signed Twice By Ringo For A Neighbour Of Ringo’s Liverpool (UK) and by the other three members, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Liverpool. 140 : 90 mm.
The Beatles Autographed Promotional Signed Twice By Ringo For A Neighbour Of Ringo’s Liverpool (UK). Ringo Starr’s first ever Beatles period promotional card that has been autographed on the reverse by The Beatles in blue ballpoint pen. Ringo has added the inscription ‘To Mrs. Maguire’ at the top of the card he has also added a second signature ‘Best Wishes love Richy’ Ringo signed in this way as Mrs. Maquire was a family friend who lived just across the road from Ringo’s mother at 10 Madryn Street, Liverpool, England, Ringo’s mother lived at 9 Madryn Street, Liverpool, England.
The signatures date to late 1962 shortly after Ringo had joined the group. Comes with a letter from the previous owner that reads ‘Ringo gave — and dedicated — this card to Mrs Maguire, who lived at 10 Madryn Street directly opposite Ringo’s birthplace at 9 Madryn Street, Liverpool 8. Ringo’s mother, Mrs Elsie Starkey, and Mrs Annie Maguire were not only neighbours but close friends and Annie’s daughter, Marie, was like a big sister to Ringo, child-minding him, taking him to the local parks and cinemas, helping him to read and write (he’d missed much of his schooling due to childhood illnesses) and encouraging his early drumming when he was a long-term patient at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital at Heswall, Wirral. Marie is also the Godmother to one of Ringo and Maureen’s children. I acquired the card from Marie at the beginning of the 1980s. She told me that the reason the card was somewhat discoloured and had small holes in it is that for years it was pinned up in the kitchen of their tiny terraced house at 10 Madryn Street which now, along with all the other houses in the street, has been completely renovated. When Ringo became famous as The Beatles drummer, Marie helped him find a new house for his mother and step-father, away from all his fans, in a select part of Liverpool. This card is unique in that it was given to Mrs Maguire personally by Ringo (Richy Starkey) and bears not only the signatures of all four Beatles but additionally has been signed again more personally by Ringo...“To Mrs Maguire / Best wishes / love Richy”’. The card has a number of pin holes in places, two small stains and some slight discolouration to the back side. The condition is very good..