The five most expensive pieces of Beatles memorabilia
1) John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce Phantom V – $2.23 million
In 1985, a psychedelic hand-painted Rolls-Royce Phantom V owned by John Lennon was sold by Sotheby’s.
It was bought by Canadian businessman Jim Pattison for $2.23 million.
2) The piano John Lennon used to write Imagine - $2.1 million
The Steinway piano owned by John Lennon was sold by an auction house owned by Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, in October 2000.
The piano was bought for $2.1 million by singer George Michael.
3) John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to "All You Need Is Love" - $1.25 million
The handwritten lyrics to "All You Need is Love" were sold in 2005 by Cooper Owen auction house for $1.25 million.
4) John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to “A Day in the life” - $1,202,500
The handwritten "A Day in the Life" lyrics to the final track on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were sold at a Sotheby’s New York sale in June 2010.
They sold for $1,202,500.
5) Drum skin which appears on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - £541,250
On 10 July 2008, the hand painted drum skin, designed by artist Joe Ephgrave was sold at a Christie’s auction for £541,250, nearly four times its pre-sale estimate.
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