User:CLD934/Tie belonging to the late John Lennon sells for over £3000 at auction
Monday, August 26, 2013
A tie once owned byfrontman sold Saturday for £3627.
In the band's hometown of, the knitted black tie has been auctioned off, along with a collection of rare that have been snapped up by budding Beatle-maniacs.
The tie was brought into the Beatles Shop, located on Mathew Street, by Joyce McWilliams who as a fifteen year old attended the band's lunchtime sessions at the famous.
A retired, describing the moment when , , and John Lennon were recording tracks, before Mr Lennon requested a handkerchief from Ms McWilliams to mop his brow in the steamy club.
"He handed it back to me, and loosened his tie when I said: 'I thought you were going to give me your tie,' and he just handed it to me." she says.
For years the tie and the rare photographs have held a home in Ms McWilliams' abode in, with the handkerchief unfortunately suffering the fate of her oblivious mother's washing machine routine, leaving Ms McWilliams devastated.
Nevertheless, the manager Stephen Bailey has been left gushing at the influx of items submitted to be sold.
"Every year we think that the quality and number of rare items offered for auction must decrease and we are always proved wrong," he says.
"It is amazing, people just keep coming into the shop month after month with the most unusual rare items."
- "John Lennon tie sells for £3,000 at Liverpool Beatles auction" — , August 25, 2013
- John Siddle. "John Lennon's tie goes under the hammer at Beatles auction" — , August 25, 2013