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Offbeat John Lennon's round glasses sell for nearly $200,000

12:46  14 december  2019
12:46  14 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A pair of John Lennon ' s sunglasses The Beatles legend once left behind in the back seat of a car sold Friday for nearly $ 200 Lennon was stabbed to death by a crazed fan outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980 when he was 40, and Harrison died of lung cancer at the age of 58 in 2001.

A pair of John Lennon ' s sunglasses The Beatles legend once left behind in the back seat of a car sold Friday for nearly $ 200 , 000 at an auction in London. "When John got out of the car I noticed that he'd left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected.

A pair of John Lennon's sunglasses The Beatles legend once left behind in the back seat of a car sold Friday for nearly $200,000 at an auction in London.

Billed as one of the most famous specs in rock-and-roll, the round, green-tinted lenses and their golden frame belonged to Alan Herring, the chauffeur for the Liverpool quartet's drummer Ringo Starr and band mate George Harrison.

"In the summer of 1968 I had picked John up with Ringo and George in Ringo's Mercedes and driven the boys into the office," Herring recalled in a statement released by the Sotheby's auction house.

a group of people sitting on a bed: John Lennon, seen here during his 1969 'bed in' with Yoko Ono, was very short-sighted but didn't wear glasses in public in his early Beatles days © Provided by AFP John Lennon, seen here during his 1969 'bed in' with Yoko Ono, was very short-sighted but didn't wear glasses in public in his early Beatles days "When John got out of the car I noticed that he'd left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected. I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him. He told me not to worry they were just for the look!"

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A pair of John Lennon ' s sunglasses The Beatles legend once left behind in the back seat of a car sold Friday for nearly $ 200 , 000 at an auction in London. Billed as one of the most famous specs in rock-and-roll, the round , green-tinted lenses and their golden frame belonged to Alan Herring

A pair of John Lennon ' s sunglasses The Beatles legend once left behind in the back seat of a car sold Friday for nearly $ 200 , 000 at an auction in London. Billed as one of the most famous specs in rock-and-roll, the round , green-tinted lenses and their golden frame belonged to Alan Herring

Herring said he never did get them fixed, and the pair sold for £137,500 ($183,500, 165,000 euros) in an online auction to an unnamed bidder.

The sale included other Fab Four collectibles, including a hippy necklace with cowbells warn by Harrison, which sold for £10,000.

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"For my family’s sake it makes sense for me to say goodbye to my collection now while I can still tell all the stories behind everything," Herring said.

Lennon was stabbed to death by a crazed fan outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980 when he was 40, and Harrison died of lung cancer at the age of 58 in 2001.

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