A pair of round Windsor spectacles that belonged to John Lennon is seen at Sotheby's auction house ahead of their 'Beatles for Sale' auction in London, Britain on Sept. 25, 2020. (Reuters/John Sibley)
Fancy owning a piece of pop history? Sotheby's is hosting an online auction this month of Beatles memorabilia to mark the 50th anniversary of the British band breaking up.
The sale offers items spanning the band's entire performing career, including a signed copy of the Fab Four's first single from 1962, "Love Me Do", valued at between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds (US$19,000-$25,400).
Other items on sale include a pair of John Lennon's unmistakable glasses, valued at 30,000 to 40,000 pounds, and his school detention sheet, estimated to be worth as much as 5,000 pounds, which details a record of his misbehavior as a boy.
A 1966 Cartier watch, estimated at up to 25,000 pounds, is also up for grabs. It belonged to band manager Brian Epstein, whose death in 1967 is considered a key factor in the eventual separation of the four lads from Liverpool.
Beatles For Sale 🎸 Just 4 hours to go until bidding opens on Sotheby's sale of material exclusively devoted to possibly the most influential band of all time: the Beatles. The sale marks 50 years since the breakup that rocked the world, tracing the rise of the band from mischievous lads from Liverpool to international superstars. From a signed copy of the band's first single to John Lennon's school detention sheet, this sale offers fans and collectors old and new the chance to acquire a piece of pop culture history. Bidding open 23 September - 1 October. Swipe 👉 for the full Fab Four. Richard Avedon Set of posters of the Beatles, 1967 Est. £600-800. #TheBeatles
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