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Lennon's schoolbook up for bid

The 10-page red exercise book, entitled My Anthology, dates back to the period when John Lennon was 12 years old.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2006 15:06 IST

A schoolbook containing some of music legend John Lennon's earliest thoughts, drawings and poems could be sold for£1,00,000 (144,000 euros, $174,000) when it is auctioned later this month.

The 10-page red exercise book, entitled My Anthology, dates back to the period, when the ex-Beatle was just 12 years old. It includes an illustration of a walrus, from Lewis Carroll's poem The Walrus and the Carpenter.

The singer-songwriter later acknowledged that the poem was the inspiration for the Beatles' 1967 song I am the Walrus.

           John Lennon

The lots are part of a rock memorabilia auction to take place on April 19 at London waxwork museum Madame Tussauds.

Louise Cooper, of auction house Cooper Owen, said: "Lennon will always be remembered as one of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time.

"But these sketches and poems paint a new picture of the creativity and passion that was rushing through his veins at such a young age."

The earliest-known piece of Lennon memorabilia, his engraved silver christening bracelet, is also going under the hammer with a log of his trip to Bermuda in 1980. The record is expected to fetch£25,000.

Lennon was shot dead outside his New York apartment by an obsessed fan in December 1980.