On September 24, the Facebook page of The Fest for Beatles Fans announces that this piece of wall will be available for sale on the Saturday of their Los Angeles 2014 collectors fest, meaning October 11.
A review of the available online information confirms that it is unquestionably the same piece and that it will be offered at $ 550K at the fest by its owner, Rockaway Record.
The LA Fest auction is not catalogued and attending people are invited to bring their items on the day of the show. I expect that this lot will really be auctioned but I cannot anticipate how the result will be published.
It is illustrated on the post shared by Paul Fraser.
Please find below my previous discussion :
From 1948 to 1971, the Ed Sullivan Show was the inevitable broadcast by the American television to highlight the stars of popular music. It was performed live in the studio and in public.
On 9 February 1964 Ed welcomes the Beatles who had arrived two days before for their first tour in the United States. The four boys shake the preconceived ideas and the curiosity of the Americans is immense. For the first time one of their songs had just reached the top of the American hit parade.
The success of this specific evening of the Ed Sullivan Show is unimaginable. The show is seen by 63 million viewers, 86 % of those whose television was on at that time.
A stagehand of the show had the idea of inviting the four boys to sign the back of a movable wall in plastic or fiberglass, and provided them with a thick marker to facilitate the operation. The Beatles accepted with pleasure and each one also added a drawing.
During the rest of the season, other groups brought their marks on the wall, and it was then decided to send it to the dump. Another employee knew a disabled boy who was a fan of the Beatles. He took for his young friend a section of 40 x 120 cm including the four signatures and the four drawings as a single block.
This piece is now one of the most remarkable autographs of the whole group, and it was made in that memorable day of the invasion of America by the new British music.