DSG Train breakfast menu, 4 x 5.5 closed, from the Beatles June 1966 German tour, titled on the front, in German, “Deutschlandtournee de Liverpooler Beatles, Munchen—Essen—Hamburg, 25.—26. 6. 1966.” Inside features a two-page selection of breakfast items and is signed across both pages in blue ballpoint, “John Lennon,” and “George Harrison,” and in black felt tip, “Paul McCartney.” A Ringo Starr signature has been added in an unknown hand, possibly by another band member. In fine condition, with Paul’s signature a bit light due to decreased ink flow (but still completely legible) and some light mounting remnants to back cover.
The Beatles’ brief tour of Germany in 1966, called the ‘Bravo-Beatles-Blitztournee,’ consisted of six concerts in three different cities over the course of just two days. It was their only tour of Germany, and culminated in a sort of pilgrimage—it was the first time they had returned to Hamburg since their days at The Star-Club. The DSG provided catering services for the state-run German railway called Deutsche Bundesbahn, which essentially held a monopoly over all rail transportation in the country. An especially interesting association, as the entire production relied on transport via train—the promoters arranged for 18 extra trains to deliver concert-goers to the three different venues, and the Beatles traveled in a special, luxurious train which was used by Queen Elizabeth during her visits to Germany. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.