Hong Kong DJ's Beatles autographs expected to fetch 32,000 dollars
( dpa )- A veteran Hong Kong disc jockey expects to get up to 32,000 US dollars for autographs of The Beatles from interviews he did with them in 1964, a news report said Tuesday.
Ray Cordeiro , 83, who did a series of interviews with the band in London and Hong Kong, is putting the magazine they signed for him up for auction at Christie's in London in July.
The reserve price for the collection of autographs is 10,000 to 16,000 pounds sterling (19,890 to 31,836 US dollars), according to the South China Morning Post.
Cordeiro , who still hosts a late-night Hong Kong radio show, picked up a copy of the magazine Fabulous with pictures of The Beatles on its cover and inside on his way to one of the interviews.
"Paul McCartney asked if he could see (the magazine) ... I asked him to sign it and he did so willingly, writing 'To Uncle Ray, Yours truly Paul McCartney' on the front," Cordeiro told the newspaper.
"Then he carried on flicking through and signed wherever he saw a photo of himself. When John Lennon saw what Paul had done, he followed suit, and so did the other two."
Cordeiro said he had never until recently considered getting rid of the magazine with its autographs, which he described as one of his most prized possessions.
But he added: "I can't take it with me. So I thought I might as well have the cash and spend it some other way, maybe on a magazine of the Rolling Stones."