John Lennon original writings and drawings offered at Sotheby's



2015-06-26 13:38:40

John Lennon original writings and drawings offered at Sotheby's

The original John Lennon material appeared in his collections of writings published in the 1960s

A collection of original drawings and writings by John Lennon will feature in a sale at Sotheby's New York in June 4.

Lennon archive Sotheby's The archive consists of drawings and writing for Lennon's books

The collectionis to be split up and sold as separate lots, with estimates ranging from $500 up to $70,000.It is formedof material produced during the publishing of Lennon's books In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works.

Tom Maschler, ex chairman of publishing house Jonathan Cape, is the consignor of the archive, having come in to possession of the material in the early to mid 1960s.

Thetop lotof the collection will be The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield, a nine-page manuscript for a Sherlock Holmes parody, valued at $40,000-60,000.

We have this handwritten list by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The collection will be exhibited at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas between 13-14 March and at Sotheby's London between March 21-25.

Items pertaining to Lennon are much in demand due to his extraordinary role in the history of pop music. In recent years item ranging from a school detention sheet, his Ferrari 330GT and even his childhood home have sold for significant sums at auction.

We have John Lennon's autograph on a custom declaration for sale alongside a range of Beatles memorabilia.

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