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Update! Imagine that! John Lennon's coat sells for $31,250 in online auction

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A coat previously owned by John Lennon has sold for $31,250 in an online auction. The blue coat, designed by Great Coat Fireman, is believed to have been worn on the back cover of Lennon and Yoko Ono 's 1969 album Life With The Lions.

The size 3 garment was auctioned by Los Angeles-based Nate D Sanders, fetching more than $6,000 over its reserve price. The description given by the auction house read; “Blue cropped coat features an asymmetrical design, epaulettes and silver tone metal buttons. Features a brand label of Great Coat Fireman in size 3. Missing a button, else near fine.” It was passed on to an American, Andrew B. Harvey, by Lennon's friend Jon Hendricks in 1978. Mr Harvey said; “In 1978 we went to stay with Jon for a few weeks. He told me the fireman's coat hanging in the hall had been left there by John Lennon when he'd called in a few months earlier. "I think that was the last time he saw John Lennon.” The coat ended up in the possession of Connecticut-based Beatles collector Keith Marron in 1996. Mr Marron put it up for sale through the auction house, which specialises in memorabilia.

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Source: Liverpool Echo

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