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Beatles jackets and piano go under the hammer

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

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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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