Artifacts: Beatles press passes to Plaza Hotel reception Feb. 10, 1964

Via Heritage Auctions:

The day after their historic first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show saw the Beatles doing numerous interviews and question-and-answer sessions at their New York base of operations, the Plaza Hotel. The activities began at 11 am in the Terrace Room, adjourning to the Baroque Room that afternoon for another round. Later that day, a reception was scheduled in the Baroque Room, and it was here that Capitol Records president Ron Livingston presented them with their first American gold records. This lot includes two passes (printed with numbers 001 and 002) to the reception, as well as an original vintage photo of John from that day.