An album cover signed by all four Beatles has sold at auction in New York for $115,228.82 US, a price believed to be a record.

The album cover of Meet the Beatles, the band's first U.S. release, was sold by George Harrison's sister, Louise, who got it as a gift.

An unidentified buyer bought the album cover Friday through online auction company ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com.

Harrison has signed the album with the message: "To Lou with love from 'Brother'!!"

John Lennon wrote: "To Lou many love from John Lennon X."

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also wrote personal messages as they signed the album cover while aboard a train to Washington for a 1964 concert.