Saturday, July 4, 2009

Lennon Collectibles Sell Well At Auction

On July 1st, a Pop & Rock Memorabilla auction at Christie's in London netted some huge amounts for some one-of-a-kind items:

The top selling lots:

•John Lennon's 1958 Hofner Senator acoustic guitar - $337, 226

•Brian Jones' Harmony Stratotone electric guitar - $130,208

•John Lennon's hand drawn placard from the 1969 Monteal bed-in, signed by Lennon and Yoko Ono - $120,350

•John Lennon's photocopied and hand annotated lyric sheets (10) for the Imagine album - $41,075

•John Lennon's handwritten prose and poetry c.1964 - $26,699

•Beatles unpublished photographs (about 800) taken from 1968 forward by several fans - $26,699

•John Lennon pen and ink drawing, Randolph's Party - $24,645

•Beatles 45 of Hey Jude/Revolution from the Our First Four promotional single
presentation pack with photo signed by all four - $22,591

•Beatles Please Please Me mono LP signed by all four - $22,591

•John Lennon pen and ink drawing, Figures Involved in a Meeting Around a Table - $20,538

•John Lennon pen and ink drawing, Liddypool - $19,511

•John Lennon pen and ink drawing, Sad Michael - $18,484

•Paul McCartney's 1970's Hofner 5000/1 Bass, signed by McCartney - $17,457

•John Lennon & Yoko Ono interview reel-to-reel tape with John Peel - $16,430

•Metallica's original artwork for their Ride the Lightning album - $15,403

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