John Lennon's fireman coat up for auction

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A fireman-style jacket once owned by John Lennon is to go on sale at auction. The blue coat is believed to be the same garment the iconic musician sported on the back cover of his and Yoko Ono's 1969 album Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions.

Lennon left it on a coat hook at pal Jon Hendricks' home in New York City in 1978, and Hendricks then gave it to a friend, Andrew B. Harvey. No estimated sale price has been given for the item but previous jackets belonging to the Beatles legend have fetched up to $200,000. Harvey's certificate of authenticity states, "This British fireman's coat once belonged to John Lennon. It was given to me in 1978 by Jon Hendricks, my (then) common-law wife's uncle. Brothers Jon and Jeff Hendricks... were involved in the art movement known as 'fluxism' as was Yoko Ono. Through this they got to know the Lennons in the early seventies... "In 1978 we went to stay with Jon for a few weeks.

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Source: Toronto Sun

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