- A pair of John Lennon’s trademark round glasses will be sold at an auction, including a parking ticket given to the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr
- They will be sold online by Sotheby’s along with other memorabilia between December 6 to December 13
- The items were kept for about half a century by the band’s former driver Alan Herring
Hey, Beatles fans! You now have a chance to obtain an actual item from your idol band members.
A pair of John Lennon’s original trademark round glasses will be up for auction along with a parking ticket given to the Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, as per a report from Economic Times.
These items were kept for almost 50 years by the band’s former driver.
Alan Herring worked for Starr and another Beatles band member George Harrison in the late 60s. According to Herring, Lennon left his glasses on the back seat of his Mercedes and decided to give them to him instead.
“When John got out of the car I noticed that he’d left these sunglasses on the back seat and one lens and one arm had become disconnected,” Herring said.
“I asked John if he’d like me to get them fixed for him,” Herring added. “He told me not to worry, that they were just for the look.”
Lennon’s unrepaired glasses and Starr’s parking ticket will be sold online by Sotheby’s along with other memorabilias between December 6 to December 13.
The glasses are expected to be sold at £8,000, equivalent to more or less P530,000, while the parking ticket is expected to fetch £1,500 or almost P100,000.
Herring admitted that he felt emotional about selling these memorable items. However, he said that “the memories I have of this very special time in my li
fe working with the Beatles are far more important to me.”