Project Description


In the final issue, No 77, there was an advert for the actual half-tone etched copper plates used to print the photographs in the Beatles Monthly. They were detached from the wooden printing blocks and specially coated to make the image “positive” (this also prevented them from ever being used to make prints). The choice was individual or group photos and for half-page, full-page or centre spread. You could specify the size of photo and who you wanted it to feature, but could not choose a particular photo. They were very expensive at up to £15 each, so I doubt many were sold, and they are now very scarce. Each is unique, of course.

The original etched copper printing-plate for the half-page image of John on page 15 of Issue 38

A full-page copper plate of Ringo from Issue 14, page 10