Beatles jackets go under the hammer

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The Beatles jackets are set to sell for up tp £50,000  © The Beatles Twitter

The Beatles jackets are set to sell for up tp £50,000
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The jackets worn by Ringo Starr and George Harrison during the making of The Beatles’ 1965 film ‘Help’ will go up for sale next month.

The coats are expected to sell for up to £50,000, along with other Beatles memorabilia and vinyl records.

Omega auctions will be hosting the event on March 20th at The Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. Auctioneer Paul Fairweather told JMU Journalism: “The main items are the jackets but other items are an ashtray used by The Beatles in one of their estates, and photographs and vinyl records which are expected to sell for thousands.”

The jackets were worn throughout the five days of filming for the comedy film directed by Richard Lester. The film was shot in the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas, where The Beatles come up against an evil cult and escape to seek rescue.

The coats are part of the private collection of Richard Lester, 82, who was one of the best-known directors in the 1960s, having also directed The Beatles’ first film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.

Mr Fairweather told JMU Journalism: “The most interesting lot is unseen film footage of Ringo Starr on holiday with Marc Bolan. Another big lot is set to go under the hammer but details of this will be released in 10 days.”


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