A RARE autograph book signed by The Beatles at a gig in Slough has sold for thousands.

The band signed the book when they did a concert at The Adelphi, in Slough, on November 5 in 1963, where they played for the second time that year.

And on February 17, Dawsons Auctioneers, on Clivemont Road, Maidenhead, sold the item for £3,800.

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Peter Mason, auctioneer and valuer at Dawsons, said it was a good result.

“I am delighted on behalf of the vendor, who was a little unsure as to whether they would sell, but we are very pleased,” he said.

“They have stayed in the UK, having sold to a UK collector, but there was interest and bids from overseas.

“It just goes to show that nearly sixty years later, there is still a great interest in The Beatles.”

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Mr Mason, who said these early signatures are becoming harder to find, added: “We are pleased to have uncovered them and brought them to the market.”

As well as The Beatles, the book also features further signatures including Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Julie Grant, Peter Asher, Phil May, of The Pretty Things, Brian Hyland, Tony Jackson and John McNally from The Searchers.

The book was originally estimated to be worth between £3,500 and £4,500.

Mr Mason explained autograph books like this only come around three or four times a year in the auction world.