The Abbey Road Sign Made Famous By The Beatles Is Hitting The Auction Block
Music collectors and Beatles aficionados will finally have the chance to own one of the most coveted pieces of Beatles history: the iconic Abbey Road street sign—home of the Abbey Road Studios—is officially hitting the auction block.
The authentic Abbey Road street sign is currently listed with Catherine Southon Auctioneers, and, according to a recent Hypebeast report, the famous sign is just one of many authentic road signages that is currently being sold by the Westminster City Council, with funds collected expected to go toward civil services in the area.
“This collection offers a unique opportunity to own part of our city's history,” deputy leader Melvyn Caplan said in a statement. “These are original signs which have been on the streets of London in recent years—through historic moments and cultural milestones.”
Described by the auction house as an enamelled iron street sign for Abbey Road NW8, City of Westminster, with iconic black and red sans serif lettering first created by Sir Misha Black in 1967, the font is is unique to the Westminster signs and under copyright law, is actually forbidden to be copied anywhere else in the world. Collectors will also be happy to know that the sign will be sold together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Bidders should also take note that the road sign has been hung outside and has been exposed to the elements, resulting in expected wear and tear—but overall remains in quite good condition given its time spent as, well, an actual road sign.
Interested in finding out more about the road sign auction or registering to bid for yourself? More details can be found at the official Catherine Southon Auctioneers website—but you’ll want to act fast. The unique piece of Beatles history will close next week, March 3, 2021 and has already exceeded the £2,000 GBP estimated lot price by over £7,000.