The latest cache of Beatles memorabilia to go on the auction block has an interesting backstory.
In the mid-’60s, during the height of their fame, the Fabs were set to fly from London to Hamburg, Germany, only to arrive at London Airport (now Heathrow) without their passports.
Airport employee Olga Fogwill came to their rescue. Unlike today, where you would not be able to board a flight without a passport, Olga allowed them to board the British Eagle flight and arranged for the passports to be sent to Germany on the next flight, allowing the band to take off as scheduled.
This good deed was not lost on the group, who befriended Olga and kept in touch with her. Along the way they gave her autographs and assorted memorabilia, which go up for auction tomorrow (Tuesday) in Berkshire, England.
Among the items for sale are a signed birthday card, an autographed Help program and a flight bag specially commissioned for their trip.
The program is expected to sell for close to $4000.