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John Lennon’s iconic glasses auctioned

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The iconic round sunglasses from ex-Beatle John Lennon go under the hammer in December, as does a parking fine from the drummer of the world-famous band, Ringo Starr. The items are sold online through Sotheby’s auction house.

The glasses and the fine were in the hands of Alan Herring for fifty years, who was a driver for the four band members in the 1960s. John Lennon gave him his glasses that were broken. “When I asked if I should have it made, John said the glasses were only meant for looks.” The parking fine from Starr is from April 25, 1969. Herring finds it difficult to sell the things, but says “the memories of the very special time” is much more important.

The brown wrinkled parking ticket, for which Starr paid two pounds in 1969, is expected to yield around 1,700 euros. The value of the glasses is estimated at around 9500 euros. Other Beatles items will be auctioned between December 6 and 13, including a George Harrison guitar and shirts worn by the band members.

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