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Beatles auction

A rare jacket that John Lennon used to wear is to be auctioned today. It once belonged to his personal assistant who cleared the Beatle's house when he moved to America.

Lennon's jacket goes under the hammer

Jacket once worn by John Lennon

A rare jacket that once belonged to Beatles star John Lennon is to be auctioned today.

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.

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.

Beatles autographs

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

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.

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