A set of four original 1968 hand-painted porcelain Beatles Goebel figurines depicting The Beatles as their Yellow Submarine characters. The figurines were manufactured by the Goebel Corporation, Germany in 1968. The project was developed by the son of the owner of the company and they were produced in extremely limited quantities. It is believed that only around 100 sets were produced; making it one of the rarest pieces of Beatles novelty memorabilia. The bottom of each figurine has the company logo and the year on one foot and the product number on the other foot. This set was originally owned by a former employee of the Goebel company.
Each figure stands approximately 21.5cm (8.5 inches) tall. With the exception of the minor wear detailed below the condition of this set of Goebel figures is extremely impressive:
there is a crack across the underside of each of the feet on the McCartney figure which have both been repaired, otherwise the condition of this figure is very good. The George Harrison figure has a very small fleck of black paint missing from his trousers just above his right heel, otherwise the condition is excellent. The John Lennon figure has several miniscule flecks of paint missing from the back of his jacket and a small fleck of paint missing from the bottom of his left shoe otherwise the condition is excellent. The condition of the figure of Ringo Starr is near mint.
Estimate £4,000 To £6,000
Starting Price £4,000