The round sunglasses of John Lennon sold 242 000 $

Les lunettes rondes de John Lennon vendues 242 000 $

December 13, 2019 21.40

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The round sunglasses of John Lennon sold 242 000 $

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LONDON — A pair of iconic round sunglasses that belonged to John Lennon has been auctioned Friday 137 500 pounds (242 000 $), more than 20 times the estimated price, at an online auction by Sotheby’s in London.

These glasses had been put on sale by Alan Herring, driver of Ringo Starr and George Harrison, two of the four members of the Beatles, at the end of the 60’s. They had been abandoned on the back seat of a car in 1968.

Mr. Herring was told to have a day recovered, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon, and have “led the boys in the office”.

“When John got out of the car, I noticed that he had left his sunglasses on the back seat and a glass and a rod had become detached”.

“I asked John if he wanted me to fix it. He told me : “don’t worry it is just for the style !” “said the old driver, adding :” I have never repaired, I just kept as they were, as John had left.”

Other relics of the famous british group were also offered to buyers, such as a pearl necklace with little bells that belonged to George Harrison, sold for £ 10 000 (17 600 $).

“John Lennon and his iconic round sunglasses are inseparable. […] They are the sunglasses in the most mythical of the history of rock and roll”, said in a press release Gabriel Heaton, a specialist in books and manuscripts at Sotheby s.

“A half-century after the peak of “Beatlemania”, the objects related to the group, remain more popular than ever,” he observed.

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