John Lennon's cardboard 'bed peace' sign among most expensive merchandise ever sold

Saturday, March 27, 2021

John Lennon's iconic 'bed peace' cardboard placard is among the most expensive pieces of music merchandise ever sold.

As one-quarter of the legendary and phenomenally influential band The Beatles, Liverpool-born John Lennon achieved global success and a legion of fans.

His legacy and impact on the music industry are still relevant today, so it'll come as no surprise that memorabilia from his life sells for a hefty sum.

According to online valuers, there are four important factors to bear in mind if you're looking to auction off your old pop and rock memorabilia; condition, provenance, demand - and your own patience.

Awesome Merchandise, who make everything from personalised apparel to pin badges, have compiled the top five most unique and costly items of music merchandise ever sold - which includes Lennon's cardboard placard.

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