This thread is essentially for posting pictures of pre-Beatlemania Pauls who match post-Beatlemania Pauls.
We have made a great effort to use only photos that have not been altered. There are a number of ways to check for this, and we have discarded several photos in this process because they were either too compressed, grainy or had signs of tampering.
Please, if anyone can detect photo tampering in any of these, make a comment on the board or in the visitor section to alert us. Thanks!
These are a few pictures of one or more 1958, 1959 and 1960 Pauls who appear to match post-PID-era Pauls.
I am stunned at how you found these comparisons and put this all together. Thank you for the hard work; you must have spent a lot of focused energy to look thru lot of photos and put this up on the board. So many of the different older version JPM's have been matched to newer models that it's impossible for someone to not admit that there might have been 20 or more of this character. Since this work that you've done is all about JPM I think that it would be the same for the rest of the 'lads'. I'd bet that there are so many versions still running around somewhere that people would be completely shattered if this knowledge was put before them.
This info that you're showing in this particular thread needs to have more exposure because right now, not enough people are finding this web site. At least that's my take. And, to be honest and not in any way attempting to suck up to you, this place is by far the best site on the web for this type of info which when taken in the right measure can become knowledge.
I agree that it would be nice for more people to see this information, but only if they're ready. It's like climbing a ladder, and none of the rungs can be skipped on the way up. Most people, myself included, had to go through the steps of PID, etc. before becoming ready for further information. Many people have to exhaust their searches for any other answer before they're ready for this one.
As far as this being the same case for the other three, check out this thread on the John multiples, for which Lololark gets most of the credit from FFD: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=135