Volume II

Beatles Hairbrush

Shown above is a two-sided 8-1/2" x 11"wholesale promotional flyer for retailers, advertising The Beatle Hair Brush. These pocket brushes were manufactured by Belliston Products, Inc. of Ogden, Utah. The 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" plastic brushes came in three colors - red, white, and blue, and originally sold for 39 cents. The price was raised to 49 cents on later batches. Inside was a wallet photo of the Beatles.

Fake reproductions exist, and can be identified easily by the fact that the Beatles' faces and text is printed on the brush, rather than embossed like the originals. The printing is also a different color than the brush. Originals were very scarce until the late 1970s, when a Tacoma, WA (USA) collector discovered several unopened cases of the brushes. They were offered at wholesale for $3-7.00 and retail at $10.00 each, and slowly sold out within a couple years. Today they are more uncommon and usually sell in the $50-$80 range (still sealed). The 39 cent versions are scarcer.

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