PHOTOS | Beatles memorabilia goes under hammer at online auction

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 ($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 misbehaviour 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.

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An Iain Macmillan chromogenic print of the Beatles, Abbey Road Outtakes, 1969, signed and numbered is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The photograph is estimated at 7,000-10,000 UK pounds (8,709- 12,442 US dollars)This month Sotheby's will host a sale celebrating arguably the most influential band of all time: the Beatles, this sale will offer a fascinating array of objects spanning the entirety of the Beatles' performing career. With over sixty lots with estimates ranging from 500 to 40,000, UK pounds this sale offers fans and collectors old and new the chance to acquire a piece of pop culture history. (AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 06:06 PM IST

An Iain Macmillan chromogenic print of the Beatles, Abbey Road Outtakes, 1969, signed and numbered is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The photograph is estimated at 7,000-10,000 UK pounds (8,709- 12,442 US dollars)This month Sotheby's will host a sale celebrating arguably the most influential band of all time: the Beatles, this sale will offer a fascinating array of objects spanning the entirety of the Beatles' performing career. With over sixty lots with estimates ranging from 500 to 40,000, UK pounds this sale offers fans and collectors old and new the chance to acquire a piece of pop culture history. (AP)

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Beatles concert flyers are displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP)
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Beatles concert flyers are displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP)

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A belt that belonged to John Lennon and was given to Tony Sheridan in Hamburg in 1962 is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The belt is estimated at 4,000-6,000 UK pounds (4977-7465 US dollars). (AP)
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A belt that belonged to John Lennon and was given to Tony Sheridan in Hamburg in 1962 is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The belt is estimated at 4,000-6,000 UK pounds (4977-7465 US dollars). (AP)

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John Lennon's school detention sheet from 1954-55 is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The sheet is estimated at 3,000-5,000 UK pounds (3733-6221 US dollars). (AP)
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John Lennon's school detention sheet from 1954-55 is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The sheet is estimated at 3,000-5,000 UK pounds (3733-6221 US dollars). (AP)

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A Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967, silver print 1/25 is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The photograph is estimated at 7,000-10,000 UK pounds (8,709- 12,442 US dollars). (AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 06:06 PM IST

A Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967, silver print 1/25 is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The photograph is estimated at 7,000-10,000 UK pounds (8,709- 12,442 US dollars). (AP)

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The first pressing of the single 'Love Me Do' from 1962, signed by all four Beatles is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The record is estimated at 15,000-20,000 UK pounds (18663-24884 US dollars). (AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 06:06 PM IST

The first pressing of the single 'Love Me Do' from 1962, signed by all four Beatles is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The record is estimated at 15,000-20,000 UK pounds (18663-24884 US dollars). (AP)

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A pair of round Windsor spectacles that belonged to John Lennon are displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The glasses are estimated at 30,000-40,000 UK pounds (38,155-50,873 US dollars). (AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 06:06 PM IST

A pair of round Windsor spectacles that belonged to John Lennon are displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The glasses are estimated at 30,000-40,000 UK pounds (38,155-50,873 US dollars). (AP)

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John Lennon's school detention sheet is seen at Sotheby's auction house ahead of their "Beatles for Sale" auction in London, Britain September 25, 2020. (REUTERS)
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John Lennon's school detention sheet is seen at Sotheby's auction house ahead of their "Beatles for Sale" auction in London, Britain September 25, 2020. (REUTERS)

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A Cartier wristwatch,1966, owned by Beatles manager Brian Epstein is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The watch is estimated at 15,000-20,000 UK pounds (18,663-24,884 US dollars). (AP)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 06:06 PM IST

A Cartier wristwatch,1966, owned by Beatles manager Brian Epstein is displayed at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The watch is estimated at 15,000-20,000 UK pounds (18,663-24,884 US dollars). (AP)

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