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Harrison and Starr jackets sell for £50,000

Rare jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of the 1965 Beatles' film Help! sold for more than £50,000 apiece today.

A piano used in the movie - which Sir Paul McCartney worked at while composing the classic song Yesterday - fetched a similar sum.

The jacket worn by Harrison sold for £54,000 including buyer's premium and the one worn by Starr fetched £61,100, both to UK collectors.

The 1907 Bechstein Concert Grand piano sold for £57,500, to a South American collector.

Overall the sale of more than 200 lots of rare Beatles' memorabilia, hosted by Omega Auctions at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, fetched £264,375, including buyer's premiums. It was held to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' number one hit Can't Buy Me Love.

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Auctioneer says Beatles memorabilia is 'timeless'

Jackets worn by two of the Beatles during the 1965 film Help! are going on sale this afternoon.

The items are expected to fetch up to £30,000 each and are among 200 lots going under the hammer in Liverpool.

Other collectibles include the piano used to pen the hit song and some hair clippings from the band.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather says there has been interest in the sale from across the world.

Rare Beatles memorabilia goes under the hammer in Liverpool

Jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the filming of The Beatles 1965 film Help! are to go up for sale.

They're expected to fetch up to £30,000 each and are among 200 lots going under the hammer in Liverpool including the piano used to pen the hit song and some hair clippings from the band.

Coats worn by Ringo Starr and George Harrison Credit: Omega auctions

The items were part of the film's director Richard Lester's private collection. The jackets were worn throughout the five days of filming in the Alps and also feature on the iconic album cover of the soundtrack.

BEATLES PIANO 1907 BECHSTEIN MODEL C CONCERT GRAND PIANO Credit: Omega auctions

The 82 year old director, was one of the most influential directors of the 1960s, directing The Beatles first film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!' and Superman during the 1980s amongst others.

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The sale is part of an auction of over 200 lots of rare Beatles memorabilia and vinyl records to be hosted by Omega Auctions on 20th March 2014 at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles number one hit "Can't Buy Me Love".

Beatles hair clippings!

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather says "as Beatles clothing goes these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector. They feature on one of their most recognisable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block!".

Beatles' leather jacket could fetch £120,000

George Harrison's leather jacket
George Harrison's leather jacket, which could fetch £120,000 at auction Credit: Bonhams auctioneers

A leather jacket owned by Beatles' star George Harrison could fetch £120,000 when it is sold at auction.

The collection, on sale at Bonhams auctioneers in London, was gifted by George Harrison to his brother Harry and other members of the family.

The jacket is George’s iconic Cavern Club and Hamburg era leather jacket.

He bought it in Hamburg in the 1960's and it was part of his essential on-stage wardrobe between 1960-1962.

George Harrison's leather jacket
George Harrison's leather jacket, which could fetch £120,000 at auction Credit: Bonhams auctioneers

Also up for sale is his bespoke orange western style shirt designed by Nudie’s of Hollywood, identical to that worn during the landmark ‘Concert forBangladesh’ in 1971.

The shirt has a price tag of £6,000 - £8,000.

Orange shirt identical to one worn by Harrison in the 1970's
Orange shirt identical to one worn by Harrison in the 1970's Credit: Bonhams auctioneers

A pair of George’s custom made leather ‘Beatle’ boots, synonymous with the band’s style at the height of Beatle-mania in 1964 will also be offered with an estimate of £12,000- £15,000.

A pair of George’s custom made leather ‘Beatle’ boots
A pair of George’s custom made leather ‘Beatle’ boots Credit: Bonhams auctioneers

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