John Lennon letter auctioned for $22,000

The Beatles have been a rage in the past and probably still are. What could be a better example of their still-prevailing popularity than the auction at Christie’s in London? Two letters, in which the late John Lennon talked about the breakdown of his first marriage, could fetch up to $56,000. The short typed letter to his first wife Cynthia is signed “your famous ex-husband” and features squiggle of a face and trees. The letter was sold to a mystery buyer for $22,000. A second letter written by Lennon to his cousin Leila, which was expected to fetch up to $28,000, failed to sell. Also going under the hammer at an auction of Beatles memorabilia at Christie’s in London on Thursday is a shirt worn by Lennon during the recording of She loves you in 1963, which could go for $22,000.

Other lots include a rare copy of the single-A Hard Day’s Night signed by every Beatle that could sell for $28,000. Both letters, which were written in the mid-1970s, reveal how the singer’s relationship with Cynthia and his son Julian broke down after meeting his second wife, Yoko Ono. Quite an esteem for a fan to own a priceless moment of his idol.

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