The Beatles' Help! coats achieve $189,500 at Omega Auctions

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2015-06-26 13:39:52

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The Beatles' Help! coats achieve $189,500 at Omega Auctions

The coats worn by the Beatles in Help! were the star lots of today's sale

A pair of coats worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their 1965 film Help! have auctioned for a combined115,000 ($189,518) at Omega Auctions' sale of Beatles memorabilia in Liverpool this afternoon.

Beatles coats Help! OmegaThe coats were worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1965 film Help!

George's coat sold for 54,000 ($88,997), while Ringo's made 61,000 ($100,534).

The pair wore the iconic coatsin numerous scenes in the film - which sees the bandpitted against an evil cult - and on the cover of the album of the same name.

Paul Fairweather, auctioneer for Omega, commented prior to the sale that the coats were "the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector.

"The coats are tailored and very stylish and if I had the money to afford them I would wear them without hesitation," he added.

Check out this autographed album page signed by all of the Beatles.

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