Rare Beatles postcard for sale with signature of drummer who replaced Ringo

The rare postcard signed by the Beatles John, Paul, George and Jimmie is expected to reach at least £5,000

A rare Beatles postcard is being sold off with the signature of the drummer who replaced Ringo when he fell ill.

Drummer Jimmie Nicol stood in for Ringo Starr for two weeks on a Fab Four world tour right at the height of Beatlemania.

Jimmie played 10 shows as Ringo’s replacement from June 3 – 15 1964 after the Beatles drummer suffered a bout of tonsillitis.

Londoner Jimmie got the call to join the band after he was spotted by manager Brian Epstein playing with Georgie Fame and the Flames.

Following a six song audition, the 24-year-old was given a Beatles haircut and told to pack his bag for a flight to Denmark the next day, reports Ultimate Classic Rock and Culture.

During his brief stint, Jimmie’s wife was able to acquire a rare signed postcard by JohnPaulGeorge and her husband Jimmy at Beirut airport as the plane landed to refuel.

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