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Mystery surrounds the new owner of John Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool.
The property near Penny Lane was sold for nearly half a million pounds at an auction in the Cavern Club last night.
John Lennon lived in the house until he was about five.
The winner won the auction after bidding by phone from the United States.
The auctioneer, Andrew Brown says the initial value was much lower.
John Lennon's house has sold at auction for £480,000.
Lennon's first home in the Wavertree area of Liverpool went under the hammer at the Cavern Club this evening.
He lived at the house until he was five years old. The house was sold to a telephone bidder from America.
John Lennon's childhood home is going up for auction.
Auctioneers say there has been plenty of interest in the house on Newcastle Road in Wavertree.
Andy Bonner gets a tour of the house where the Beatles legend lived until he was five.
John Lennon's first home in Liverpool will go up for auction at the Cavern Club.
The Beatles legend lived at the house until he was five-years-old.
Auctioneers believe the terraced property could fetch up between £150,000 and £250,000 at the auction later this month.