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Lennon jacket fetches £7,000

Jacket previously worn by John Lennon fetches £7,000 at auction Credit: ITV News Central

A Derbyshire woman has paid £7,000 for a jacket once worn by Beatles star John Lennon.

The teal blue jacket was once the property of Jo Jo Johns, personal assistant to The Beatles, who worked at the group's offices from 1968 to 1975 and cleared Lennon's house when he moved to America.

The winning bidder said it was a birthday present for her husband. The jacket was expected to fetch between £8,000-£12,000.

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Beatles jacket and autographs on auction

A rare jacket that once belonged to Beatles star John Lennon is due to go on auction in Derbyshire.

The teal blue jacket was once the property of Jo Jo Johns, personal assistant to the Beatles, who worked at the group's offices from 1968 to 1975 and cleared Lennon's house when he moved to America.

The jacket belonged to Beatles star, John Lennon. Credit: ITV News Central

In the early 1970s she gave the jacket to her friend, Anthony Goddard, in Leicestershire.

The Nehru-style jacket was on display at Mr Goddard's home for more than 25 years, but is now going under the hammer.

Autographs by the Beatles Credit: ITV News Central

It is being sold by Derbyshire auctioneers Hansons, alongside autographs by the Beatles themselves.

John Lennon has signed three times Credit: ITV News Central

John Lennon has signed his signature three times on the page, making it slightly different to typical memorabilia.

The jacket is estimated to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 in the sale tomorrow.

Beatles jacket to go on auction in Derbyshire

A rare jacket that once belonged to Beatles star John Lennon is due to go on auction in Derbyshire.

The teal blue jacket was once the property of Jo Jo Johns, personal assistant to the Beatles, who worked at the group's offices from 1968 to 1975 and cleared Lennon's house when he moved to America.

The teal blue jacket belonged to Beatles star, John Lennon. Credit: Hansons Auctioneers

In the early 1970s she gave the jacket to her friend, Anthony Goddard, in Leicestershire.

The Nehru-style jacket was on display at Mr Goddard's home for more than 25 years, but is now going under the hammer.

It is being sold by Derbyshire auctioneers Hansons, who said it is entirely resonant of the flamboyant styles of the 1970s.

The jacket is estimated to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000 in the sale at Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire on 22nd August.

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