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John Lennon tie fetches more than £3,000 at auction

A tie which belonged to John Lennon fetched more than £3,000 when it went under the hammer at the Beatles 22nd Annual Memorabilia auction.

The black knitted tie was discovered by Joyce McWilliams, 66, who found it, with some rare signed postcards, when she was clearing out her house.

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Joyce McWilliams, 66, with the black knitted tie which was given to her by John Lennon. Credit: Paul Keaveny/PA Wire

Mrs McWilliams, who was handed the tie by Lennon himself at Liverpool's Cavern Club, got £3,627 for the item which was one of hundreds of lots which went up for auction on Saturday.