User:CLD934/Tie belonging to the late John Lennon sells for over £3000 at auction

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Monday, August 26, 2013

John Lennon NY 1964

A tie once owned by Beatles frontman John Lennon sold Saturday for £3627.

In the band's hometown of Liverpool, the knitted black tie has been auctioned off, along with a collection of rare photographs 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 Cavern Club.

A retired civil servant, describing the moment when Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison 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 Wirral, 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."


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